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February 16, 1954 Dr. Arthur E. Corby Obituary
 

 

 

 

Memo from
   F. L. BALL
   TEL. TR 6-3519
OLD TOYS & BANKS
   45 FRESH POND LANE
   CAMBRIDGE 38, MASS.
 
Dear Ed,
     Did you know about Dr. Corby's death. I presume he had more banks than anyone in the U.S.  What a scramble there will be. If he has a widow she will be hounded to death but not by me.
     Frank
 
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April, 1954     HOBBIES
     Death of Dr. Corby
Dr. Arthur E. Corby, New York City, passed away on February 16, after a brief illness. An enthusiastic collector of mechanical banks for many years, he will be greatly missed by his many friends. Survivors include his wife and daughter Carol Ann.
 
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February 17, 1954    NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE
 
Dr. A. E. Corby Dies; Dentist Led Societies
     Dr. Arthur E. Corby, a practicing dentist in New York and a leader in his profession, died yesterday in Roosevelt Hospital. He had offices at 44 Wall St. and lived at 40 Fifth Ave.
     Dr. Corby, a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, was president of the First District Dental Society, which comprises Manhattan and the Bronx, in 1951.
     He was president of the New York Academy of Dentistry in 1945-'46, and was general chairman in 1952 of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the world's largest dental seminar which is held in New York in December.
 
Contributed to Publications
     A contributor to numerous scientific publications, Dr. Corby was a fellow of the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.
     He was also a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the local and state affiliates of the American Dental Association.
     Dr. Corby was a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Dental School. A man of varied interests, he played the viola in string quartette for many years. His charcoal sketches were exhibited at the art show of the First District Dental Society
  
Collected Penny Banks
     For almost twenty years Dr. Corby had collected penny banks as a hobby. It was estimated that he had 4,000 of these, said to be the world's largest collection.
     Dr. Corby was a member of the Downtown Athletic Club, Lake Placid Club, Greenwich Village Association, New York Society of Military and Naval Officers of World Wars, Amateur Ski Club of New York, and the Rotary Club of New York.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Christine Zirpoli Corby, and a daughter Carol Ann Corby.
     A funeral service will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow in Alexander Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, 7 W. 11th St.


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