Norton Seltzer
Norton Seltzer, DDS, of Charleston, SC, formerly of West Hartford, CT, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Born June 16, 1934 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Henry and Ann (Gross) Seltzer. He was a US Army Veteran. He attended the University of Connecticut, graduated from Temple University Dental School, and received his Master’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University.

Dr. Seltzer had his dental practice in West Hartford from 1961 to 1987. He was a member of Beth El Temple in West Hartford, and a member of Synagogue Emanu-El in Charleston, SC. In his retirement, he became a Master Gardner, was a Docent at the Gibbes Museum of Art and Halsey Gallery, and took courses at the College of Charleston in Jewish Studies and the School of the Arts.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, Mindelle (Kaplan) Seltzer; three daughters: Judy Zola and her husband Geoffrey of Lexington, MA, Susan Solinsky and her husband Alan of West Hartford, and Karen Shakun and her husband Roy of West Hartford; nine grandchildren: Lara, Brian, and Jason Solinsky, Max, Madelyn, and Eli Shakun, Rebecca, Zachary and Sara Zola; a brother, Joel Seltzer and his wife Rita of Boynton Beach, FL; and a sister, Sari Winston and her husband Michael of Plantation, FL; his brother-in-law Stan Kaplan and his wife Pam of Charleston, SC and Syracuse, NY. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, 27 Jackson St., Avon. A memorial period will be observed at 43 Juniper Lane, West Hartford 06117, through Monday evening: 1-4 p.m. Sunday and Monday and evenings on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with Shiva minyan at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the College of Charleston Foundation, c/o Ashley Smith, 626 George St., Charleston, SC 29424. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Dr. Seltzer, please visit online at

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