In Memoriam: Dr. Stanley H. Lorber 1917-2014

The Palm Beach Civic Association is grateful for the exceptional life and service of our Honorary Director Dr. Stanley H. Lorber, who passed away on November 24, 2014, one day after his 97th birthday. 


1917 - 2014

Stan was highly respected and much loved in the Palm Beach community and beyond.  He joined the Civic Association’s board of directors in 1995 and quickly became a valued contributor to the organization.  He served on the executive committee from 1996 until 2003 when he was honored as a lifetime honorary director.  

An enthusiastic supporter of Civic Association efforts, Stan cared deeply for the Town of Palm Beach.  He was always positive, upbeat, and quick with a humorous story or anecdote that applied to the topic at hand.  

During his lifetime, he developed a large group of devoted admirers who valued his intellect, grace, and style.  He had an amazing bedside manner that endeared him to others.  He was gentle, caring, and always willing to listen; the consummate old-school physician who was truly interested in people and their concerns.  

Dr. Lorber received both his undergraduate degree and MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as a flight surgeon in WWII, he joined the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine, where he served for 43 years as professor of medicine and chairman of the department of gastroenterology. His research activities produced more than 140 medical publications. He was team physician for the Philadelphia 76ers for 25 years, during which time they were NBA champions in 1967 and 1983. He also served as consultant to the Veterans Administration, the Navy, and the FDA. In addition, he served as president of Banyan Golf Club for four years. In retirement, Dr. Lorber remained active at the medical schools of the University of Pennsylvania, which awarded him the Alumni Service Award, and Temple University, which named him the chair of gastroenterology in his honor.

We will miss Stanley Lorber at the Palm Beach Civic Association. He was a partner in our mission and also our trusted friend.  We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Dorothea, and his family.


Stanley H. Lorber, 97, Warriors and 76ers team physician
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