Dr. Martin Sheintoch

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Obituaries

Petersburg, Va.—Dr. Martin Sheintoch, 93, passed away January 25, 2015 surrounded by his family.

Born in Petersburg, Virginia, he was predeceased by his parents Philip and Polly Sheintoch and siblings Dr. Hyman Sheintoch and Rose Senie.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 68 years, Rhoda Klein Sheintoch, whose marriage was an inspiration to all who knew them. His adoring family included children, Phyllis and Michael Sperling, Jill and Fred Siegal; grandchildren, Jennifer and Stuart Sperling, Jessica and Adam Schur, Jessica and Matthew Glazer, and Melissa Glazer; great-grandchildren, Sam and Chase Sperling and Austin and Julia Schur.

After graduating from Petersburg Public Schools, he received additional degrees from the University of Richmond and the MCV College of Dentistry. Upon graduation Dr. Sheintoch served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corp until 1946 when he returned to Petersburg and opened his private dental practice. He enjoyed practicing dentistry for 47 years. Additionally, he was a member of the Southside Dental Society and served a term as its president. In 1983 ,Dr. Sheintoch was honored and inducted into the International College of Dentists.

Known to his friends as Lucky, Dr. Sheintoch’s life was enriched by his devotion to Congregation Brith Achim serving in many capacities and on multiple committees including his two-term tenure as president of the congregation and co-heading the cemetery corporation. He was an avid golfer, playing many years with friends at Lee Park and then at the Country Club of Petersburg. His name Lucky was reinforced as he made seven holes in one and shot his age multiple times including at 86 when he shot an 85. Dr. Sheintoch appreciated the fellowship of his many friends especially his ROMEO group. He was an accomplished bridge and card player as well as a pianist. His keen sense of humor, memorable quips, intelligence, and his unwavering attention to his family will be sorely missed.

Funeral Services were held at Congregation Brith Achim, Petersburg and interment followed at Brith Achim Cemetery. Donations may be made to Congregation Brith Achim, P.O. Box 1507, Petersburg, VA 23805. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.