Manuel Sir

March 4, 1928May 30, 2019

Manuel Sir Nashville – Manuel Sir, 91 of Nashville, TN. passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019. Manuel was born to the late Rachel and Sam Sir of Manchester, TN. He graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1949, and received his degree in dentistry from University of Tennessee-Memphis in 1952. Shortly after beginning his practice in general dentistry, he became the first Endodontist in Nashville, founding Endodontics Associates. He was a widely recognized professional in his field. Manuel met and married his true love Gloria Bernstein in 1957, and they shared 62 years of love and devotion to each other, and to their children and grandchildren. In addition to Gloria, Manuel is survived by his daughter Debra Klar (Steve) of Atlanta, son Greg Sir (Erin) of Phoenix, grandchildren Jeffrey Klar, Stephanie Klar Isenberg (Matt), and Laney Sir. He was preceded in death by his brothers Louis Sear, and Joe Sir, along with his sister Rose Levine.

Manuel served his profession in many ways. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and the President of the Nashville Dental Society. He also taught at Meharry College of Dentistry for 5 years, along with serving as a consultant for the Veterans Administration staff. Manuel was a captain in the US Air Force. He was also active in the Jewish Community as he served on the board of the Temple brotherhood and the Jewish Community Center.

Manuel's wife Gloria commented that not only was he the most loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, he also consistently demonstrated a genuine care and concern for all of his patients. Manuel truly enjoyed playing golf with friends, and was an avid reader of history. The family wishes to express special appreciation to Manuel's personal care givers as well as the excellent care he received at St. Thomas Hospital and Alive Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at The Temple, 5015 Harding Rd. on Sunday, June 2nd at 11:30 am, followed by interment at The Temple Cemetary.

Honorary pallbearers are Barrett Rosen, Larry Speller, Steve Wolf, Jimmy Small, Steve Heckin, Eric Chazen, and Bill Strauss. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Temple, Interfaith Dental Clinic, and Alive Hospice. visit


  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 2, 2019


Manuel Sir

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