Stanley Darrow

by | Jun 27, 2014 | Obituaries

New York , N.Y—Stanley Darrow, a New York City dentist and dental professor, died on June 22, 2014 at the age of 87.

A native of the Bronx, Dr. Darrow graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1944 after which he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After serving in the Philippines, he attended college at the NYU College of Arts and Pure Science, receiving his BA degree in 1948, and the NYU College of Dentistry, from which he was awarded his DDS degree in 1953. Dr. Darrow subsequently entered the private practice of dentistry, and continued to treat patients until shortly before his death.

Dr. Darrow was renowned as a compassionate and dedicated practitioner to celebrities and high profile business executives. In addition, he had a passion for teaching dental students and residents. He maintained an appointment at the NYU College of Dentistry 1953-1976, attaining the rank of associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry, and afterward served as attending dentist in the Flushing Hospital Dental Residency Program. A member of the New York State and County Dental Societies, Dr. Darrow was a regular lecturer at the annual meeting of the First District Dental Society. His honors and awards include membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and fellowships in the American College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Darrow maintained residences on Sutton Place in Manhattan and in Sherman, Conn. He enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques with his wife, Vivienne, listening to Dixieland jazz and swing music, and playing banjo and guitar.

He is survived by his sons Jonathan, David, and Andrew; grandchildren Evan, Julia, Emily, Nicole, Joshua, and Gwendolyn; and sister Phyllis. A reception celebrating Dr. Darrow’s life will be held at the family residence in Manhattan on July 12 and 13 from 11am to 6pm. Donations may be made to the Sherman Library, P.O. Box 40, Sherman, CT 06784, or to the Sherman Jewish Community Center, 9 Route 39 South, Sherman, CT 06784.