Alvin A. Shure

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 3:59pm
By: The Citizen

Dr. Alvin A. Shure, 93, Peachtree City, died July 19, 2008. He was born on Oct. 10, 1914 in Yonkers, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirlyan Goldberg Shure, whom he married Aug. 3, 1945. She died in Nov., 2006. He attended schools in Roanoke, Va., and was graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1940. He was graduated from Atlanta Southern Dental College, now Emory University, in 1943. He served in the United States Army in World War II for two years, under General George S. Patton's Third Army in the Army Medical Corps. He opened his first dental practice in Savannah and then moved to Atlanta in 1967. He actively practiced his profession until the age of 89. During the course of his life he was known as the golfing Santa Clause by opening his home and dental office as yearly Toys for Tots location. He had a wonderful sense of humor and wrote hilarious columns for local newspapers throughout his life. He was also a published humorist in major magazines including "Esquire," "The New Yorker," and "The Saturday Evening Post" throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s. Memorial services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel. Survivors include a son, Al Shure, Tucker; daughters, Sharon Shure, Peachtree City, and Sherylan Lipham, Ellenwood; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial donations maybe given to the American Cancer Society, 301 Kelley Dr., Ste. 3, Peachtree City, GA 30269. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge.

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