Jack A. Weichman, B.A., D.D.S., J.D., was born in 1925 in New York City to Anna and Isadore Weichman and had two sisters, Sally G. Bromberg and Sylvia B. Kummer-Margolis.
He was a dentist, endodontist, attorney and arbitrator, receiving his Bachelor of Arts from New York University, his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and his law degree from the University of West Los Angeles in 1978.
Jack passed the dental state boards in Pennsylvania, New York and in California. He started a general practice in 1949 in Tujunga and then limited his practice in Westwood to endodontics in 1963. He was one of four endodontists in Los Angeles County at the time.
He was a pioneer in that field and taught endodontics at USC for 30 years. At the time he left USC, he was a clinical professor. He was also inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the honorary dental fraternity. He then taught endodontics at UCLA for two years. He was also a pioneer in the use of laser in endodontics.
Jack and his wife, Geraldine, donated to the School of Dentistry at UCLA. The endodontic clinic is now called The Weichman Endodontic Clinic, and they also funded a Jack A. Weichman Chair in Endodontics at UCLA.
Jack passed the California Bar the first time he took it and started practicing law. He became a full-time arbitrator in 1982 and heard over 7,000 cases until he retired in 2011. He also served as a judge pro tem for the Superior Court.
He wrote four papers about endodontics and the law, which were published in professional journals. He and his wife established an endowment at the University of West Los Angeles Law School.
He had been a president of the Verdugo Hills Hebrew Center, the Southern California Academy of Endodontics, the Alumni Association of the University of West Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Alumni of Alpha Omega fraternity. He lectured nationally and internationally on endodontics and the legal aspects of dentistry.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Geraldine; his son Dr. Barry Weichman (Laurie); his daughter Rochelle Weichman (Jo Ann); three grandsons, Jerry (Cara), Jeff and Joe; and three great-grandchildren, Maya, Jack and Nina.
In August of 2006, he had a stroke, which affected his speech and strength It affected his love of golf, which he played at the Riviera Country Club, where he had been a member since 1967.
A funeral was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills.
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