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Willimantic's dentists

Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2001, at 8:52 a.m.

Anyone recall Willimantic dentists? I went to Dr. Kusmer from 1975 till he retired in late 1991. Wasn't there a Dr. Edwin Brainerd? No relation to me but his office was by the footbridge. Dr. Kusmer's office was by the old YMCA but I understand he was at other locations over the years. Wasn't there a dentist from Willimantic who was drowned in Long Island Sound about 20 years ago?. 


Posted By: Shemp
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2001, at 7:56 p.m.

In Response To: Willimantic's dentists (William Brainard)

Mr. Brainard:

The dentist from Willi that was killed on LI sound was Dr. Harry Fox. His office was upstairs over Mario Pastry Shop, in fact he owned the building and his brother, Alex, ran Fox's Sportswear right downstairs next to Marios.

Dr. Fox was killed in a light plane crash with Al Card, of Windham Airport. It was in 1970s...they got lost in fog and went down and never were found. The doc. wore thick glasses and always had a nice smile for everyone. I think there was a 3rd person with them, but cannot reall the name.



Posted By: Robert Thompson <THOMPSON.ROBERT@TUCSON.VA.GOV>
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2001, at 2:29 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Shemp)

I went to a dentist in Willie many moons agobut have forgotten his name. His office was on Main St & I believe it was accross from the footbridge.Not directly across but in that vacinity. I remember his office was on the second floor. I used to go to him on a Wed.aftrnonn because whee I worked was closed on Wed. PM. 


Posted By: Slug <>
Date: Friday, 30 November 2001, at 12:07 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Robert Thompson)

You know I used to go to the same dentist above Bill's No. 7. There was the red and white rotating barber pole at the doorway. His office was next to Louie Delormes' Barber Shop with the big cushy chairs that he would pump up then put that narrow tissue around your neck and wrap the black and white striped sheet over your body...I can still smell the they still do that? I lost most of my hair a long time ago. 


Posted By: Scorpio <>
Date: Monday, 3 December 2001, at 2:20 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Robert Thompson)

His name was Edward Saunders. He reminded me of the dentist in the movie "Marathon Man." He even resembled him. (Max von Sydow) 


Posted By: Larry Alton <>
Date: Thursday, 6 December 2001, at 3:18 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Scorpio)

Does anyone remember Dr. Alex Getzoff located second floor next to the Hawley Building in the 1950's ? 


Posted By: William Brainard <>
Date: Friday, 7 December 2001, at 9:07 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Larry Alton)

My mom used Dr. Getzoff when he had an office on Rt. 85 in Colchester. This was in the mid to late 1970s. A Coventry classmate who was a few years older than me, Steve Lakes, was a dentist there in the Colchester office too. 


Posted By: Armand <>
Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2001, at 6:24 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Willimantic's dentists (Shemp)

the third person's name was Chuck (Charles) Miele. I don't think it was Al Card..I am not sure of the spelling but he owned the plane (Cessna 172 #N3831S) and Willi Aero. They crashed shortly after takeoff from one of the islands; I think it was Block Island. A fellow by the name of Tamborini was the second person.....