Dr. Melvin Burton Margolis, 87, died Dec. 26, 2020.
He was born in Chicago on June 20, 1933, to the late Hyman and Ida Margolis. Melvin was the beloved husband of the late Letty Berman Margolis for 56 years. Melvin served active duty as a dental officer with the Air Force after completion of his training and later as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves. He was a dentist who worked for the Veterans Administration Dental System for several decades prior to retiring, holding positions throughout the Chicago region and later in Tucson. Through VA affiliations he was appointed to the clinical teaching faculty within the Schools of Dentistry at both Northwestern University and Loyola University. Melvin and Letty were devoted to each other, the family they created, and their grandchildren. Together they enjoyed attending Elderhostels, theatre, and travel.
Survivors include his children, Andria (Douglas) Kaplan and Michael (Beth) Margolis, and four grandchildren.
A private graveside funeral service was held at Westlawn Cemetery and Mausoleum in Norridge, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to TRU Community Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026; or by the planting of trees in Israel through the Jewish National Fund.