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Kantor, Dr. Julius

Dr. Julius Kantor, 97, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at The Atriums in Overland Park.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 4, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, with burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Marjorie and Julius Kantor Education Fund at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Kantor was born on June 24, 1915, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to David and Slava Kantor. The family moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., shortly thereafter.

He attended the University of Wyoming and then received his medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical School.
Dr. Kantor interned at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and then served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, where he was stationed in Gaya, India.
After the war, he completed his residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and afterward began a private practice (Kantor, Bordy & Metzl) in 1946.
He was affiliated with Children’s Mercy Hospital and Menorah Medical Center from 1947 to 1990, serving two terms as president of both hospitals. He also served as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and UMKC School of Medicine. He was an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American College of Allergists, American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri State Allergy Society, and the Greater Kansas City Pediatric Medical Society.
Dr. Kantor married Marjorie Rosenblum on Sept. 10, 1946, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 1994.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Morris Kantor; and his sisters, Mildred Eichenwald and her twin Sarah Goodman, Leah Weber and Helen Padnos.
Dr. Kantor is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James and Jane Ellen Kantor, San Francisco, and Brooke and Carolyn Kantor, Guanajuato, Mexico; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Betsy Kantor Hoogenboom and Ronald Hoogenboom, Scottsdale, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Fisher, Silver Spring, Md., and Dorothy Peltzman, Overland Park.
He was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom and was an avid golfer as well.
Dr Kantor’s life is documented in the following YouTube videos:
Julius Kantor — Part 1 — The Early Years, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4e9QMts6aI
Julius Kantor — Part 2 — The War Years, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xFn6g41LjI
Julius Kantor — Part 3 — The Kansas City Years, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJGa-ROvXNI
Online condolences may be shared at www.louismemorialchapel.com.
Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.