Dr. Richard T. Koritzer Sr., who practiced dentistry in
The Glen Burnie resident was 85.
The son of a dental technician and a homemaker, he was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place and later in the city's
He was 14 when he began working for his father, who owned Southern Dental Laboratory. He left high school in 1943 when he enlisted in the Navy and served in the medical corps.
After being discharged in 1945 at the end of
Dr. Koritzer earned a bachelor's degree in 1958 from what is now
Dr. Koritzer, who had not retired at his death, had also taught dental students at Maryland and the
Dr. Koritzer earned a master's degree in fine arts in 1967 from the
His wife of 63 years, the former Anna Virginia Arnold, died last year.
Dr. Koritzer was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway,
Surviving are two sons, Richard T. Koritzer Jr. of Bel Air and James A. Koritzer of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Jacauelin K. Keleman of Bel Air and Mary Ellen Mullens of Craigsville, W. Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.