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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, APRIL 25, 2014 PAGE 7A Irving Kolin, M.D., made the world a better place Irving S. Kolin, M.D., of Winter Park, died on April 15, 2014, at the age of 74 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a doctor whose greatest joy was to give people the ability and skills to help themselves. When patients would thank him for saving their lives, he would tell them that he only helped them to heal themselves. Karen Kolin, daughter-in- law and chief clinical research coordinator of the Kolin Re- search Group, called Dr. Kolin "father, friend and mentor." He once told her about his decision to become a doctor. "His father was observant and raised him to be as well--ob- servant of the Jewish laws and specifically Shabbat. He didn&apos;t pursue art lessons as a young child because the classes were on Saturday. But, when he was older, even though he knew he would have to write on Satur- days, he decided to become a doctor so he could help make the world feel better," she said. "And how!" continued Karen. "Everyday Dr. Kolin made a difference in people's lives. The staff and I never knew what he said to the patient in the room but we could physically see the difference in them over time--some instantly and some gradually. He was always available for a patient or their doctor--on the phone or in person. That Irving S. Kolin, M.D. level of attention took time and those patients who were kept waiting knew it was okay because it might have been them needing more time at their last visit." Dr. Kolin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Leo and Jean Kolin who had escaped the Nazis during the An- schluss. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated from the University of Buf- falo as a Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Kolin later studied at S.U.N.Y. School of Medicine at Buffalo, graduating with honors. He did his internship and resi- dency at Payne Whitney Clinic at Cornell Medical Center in New York Hospital. "While my dad had a happy childhood in the early '50s as a Brooklyn boy, he became a man much sooner than he might have at 15, when his father died suddenly in a car accident. He told his mother and sister not to worry and that he would become a doc- tor, and that's just what he did. He came from humble beginnings and a family that had wisely escaped the Nazis with the clothes on their backs. Through hard work and fortunate ties to relatives already in America, they suc- ceeded," his son, Lawrence, shared during the service at Congregation Ohev Shalom. During the Vietnam War, he served as a commander, opening the Orlando Naval Hospital in 1969. Following his Navy service, Dr. Kotin established a private medical practice in 1971. Dr. Kolin was chief of psychiatry at Orange Memorial Hospital, later ORMC, and established the med-psych and addictions unit at Florida Hospital. He was president of the Orange County Mental Health As- sociation, had multiple board certifications and practiced psychiatry for decades, serv- ing the community's mental health needs and pioneering psychopharmacological clini- cal research at Kolin Research Group. Dr. Kolin was a Distin- guished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Asso- ciation and Life Fellow of the American College of Psychia- trists. He shared his passion for practicing medicine with many colleagues and educated future doctors, serving on the faculties of both the Univer- sity of Florida and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, which he was instrumental in founding. Former news anchor Barba- ra West relied on Dr. Kolin as her "go to" person and trusted resource for all things medi- cal. He made himself available to her to explain health issues. "You always helped this, at first inexperienced, health reporter understand the full scope of the issue. You made me a better reporter and I hope a better person. That, I believe, is an underlying theme of who you are and the purposeful life you have been living," she said in a letter to him during his final days. He and his wife, Shelley, a prominent designer, worked together on fundraisers for the Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Hadassah, and Or- lando Ballet. He was a devoted husband and father to ador- ing children and Papa to his granddaughters. He enjoyed living in Central Florida and engaging in outdoor activities, waterskiing well into his 60s. Dr. Kolin is remembered for Kolin on page 15A OBITUARY MELVIN SISKIND Melvin Siskind, beloved husband of Zeida Kolodner Siskind, passed away on April 15, 2014. Melvin, the son of Al and Mollie Siskind, was born April 2, 1925 in Lawrence, Mass. He graduated from Val- dosta (Georgia) High School and attended the University of Georgia after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Melvin and Zelda married Nov. 14, 1948, and moved to Sanford where they were the proprietors for 42 years of the Army-Navy Surplus 8tore on Sanford Avenue. Known as "Mr. Army-Navy," Siskindwas a common sight bicycling to and from work, to Silver Lake to swim, to the library, post office, and around town even after he retired. Among other organiza- tions, he wasa long-standing member of the Sanford Jewish community, Temple Israel, Sanford Elks Club, Kiwanis, Sanford Historical Society, and a life-long supporter of Alpha Epsi|on Pi fraternity. With quick wit and a wide Southern smile, Siskindwas a popular volunteerwith several community organizations including the Boy Scouts, Central Florida Regional Hospital, the Sharing Center, Hillhaven Healthcare Center, and through the Jewish Pavil- ion at Atria at Lake Forrest. In addition to his wife Zelda of 65 years, Siskind is survived by his children Teri Siskind of Folly Beach S.C., Jeff Siskind Sudoku (see page 14 for solution SUDOKU Answers from 04/18/2014 of Lake Mary, and Marcia (Alan) Leifer of Newton, Mass.; grandchildren, Bryan Carter (Adele), Jessica, Rebecca, Ben and Veronica Leifer; great- grandchildren, Max, Chloe, and Milly Carter, all of Mas- sachusetts; his sister, Fayge (Fred) Cohen of Longwood; and nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial con- tributions be made to Hadas- sah, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Cen- ter of Florida, Temple Israel, the Sanford Historical Society oF another charity. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Temple Israel, 50 S. 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Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.rn.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R),2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R. 200, Ocala,352-237-8277;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona; 386-804-8283;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. i Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Friday of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. TempleBethShalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala,352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service, 8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega-; Sbabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service; 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox(Rec) Reconstructionist