In Memoriam: Irving Korobkin

Irving Korobkin passed away on May 30, 2009. He was the beloved husband of the late Sally R. Korobkin; devoted father of Alan, Vicki, Andy and Gail; loving brother of Leonard (Frieda) Korobkin; and brother-in-law of Pauline Witkin-Polansky; dear grandfather of Alex, Jonathan, Hava and Yossi.

Korobkin joined the department in January of 1990 as an instructor in the Physics Slawsky Clinic.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Magen David Sephardic Congregation. Arrangement entrusted to EDWARD SAGEL FUNERAL DIRECTION, Rockville, MD.

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