2016-01-20 / Obituaries

Dr. Conrad Brahin, 91, noted area physician

DR. CONRAD M. BRAHIN DR. CONRAD M. BRAHIN Dr. Conrad M. Brahin, 91, of Cherry Hill, a radiologist and former chairman of the Radiology Department at Rancocas Valley Hospital, passed away on Dec. 31.

He grew up in Philadelphia, where he lived above the pharmacy and soda shop owned by his father, Samuel, where his mother Dorothy was the cook. Skipping first and second grades, he graduated from Central High at 15 years old and attended the University of Pennsylvania. Through high school and college, Dr. Brahin developed into a talented musician, and played saxophone and clarinet in jazz bands from Philadelphia to Atlantic City.

During World War II, he enlisted in the army, where he served as a medic and earned an honorable discharge. Dr. Brahin was accepted to Hahnemann Medical School. He had completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in New York and at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and was Board Certified in Radiology in 1954. Dr. Brahin began a radiology practice in Levittown, and moved to Rydal in 1957. The following year, he was approached by a group of doctors who planned to launch the first private hospital in New Jersey, and Dr. Brahin became one of the founders of Rancocas Valley Hospital, now Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, which opened in 1961.

He moved to Cherry Hill, and married Judith Labenski, the love of his life, in 1975. He was an avid tennis player as well as a runner and weightlifter. He was a skilled pilot, earning his instrument license and flew to destinations from Niagara Falls to the Caribbean Islands. Dr. Brahin was an accomplished photographer, specializing in nature photography, and had a darkroom for many years. He loved to travel, taking his family to locales including Alaska, England, Italy and Africa.

Dr. Brahin was a member of Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill.

He is survived by his wife Judith; his sons, Jeffrey (Carol), Lee (Rosemary), Jason (Megan) and Eric (Jacqueline); and grandchildren Roman, Jordan, Ethan, Allegra and Violet.

Contributions may be made to Canine Partners for Life at http://k94life.org or to The Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the National MS Society at www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAE.


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