2019-01-02 / Obituaries

Dr. Frank Orland, noted psychiatrist

DR. FRANK ORLAND DR. FRANK ORLAND Dr. Frank Orland, 98, of Voorhees, passed away on Dec. 3, after a long and full life. Born in New York City to Polish immigrant parents, he served 3 1/2 years on active duty as a Pharmacist, First Class, in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in North Africa. Using the GI Bill, he graduated from Tulane University with three degrees—a B.S. in psychology (with Phi Beta Kappa honors), an M.S. in psychology, and an M.D. (with Alpha Omega Alpha honors). His medical internship was done at West Jersey Hospital and his psychiatric residency was at the Veterans Administration. He completed his psychoanalytic training at the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dr. Orland had a private practice in psychoanalysis and adult and geriatric psychiatry for 41 years, as well as serving as Psychiatric Director at the Jewish Geriatric Home in Cherry Hill and Medical Director of Delaware House in Burlington. He also was the consulting psychiatrist at Fort Dix for many years. He was a professor of psychiatry for over 60

(Next page) years, including being on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Pennsylvania; his most recent faculty status was Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University Medical School.

Dr. Orland held memberships in numerous professional and medical societies, and his professional certifications included being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and being certified in psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association. He was on the staff of many hospitals and was published in national and international journals. In the spring of this year, he was elected to be a Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association—the highest honor any psychiatrist can receive.

Dr. Orland was a lifelong learner. It was a central theme in his daily life, his relationships, and his leisure activities. He was always studying, always learning new things. He consistently emphasized the importance of learning and education to his children and grandchildren, telling them that education was something that “no one can ever take away from you.” His many hobbies included being a talented musician on the organ and the harmonica, golf, exercising and practicing yoga and Tai-Chi, using his iPad, watching DVDs on diverse topics, such as world history, Eastern religions, and astrophysics, and arguing about politics.

He will be remembered for his intellect, wisdom, pragmatism, and love of chocolate.

Dr. Orland was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Lucille, parents Max and Anna, and brother Carl. He is survived by long-time partner Marcia Seiger, sister Mary Saks, and children Dr. Richard (LaQuita Martin) Orland, Dr. Steven (Joyce) Orland, and Judith (Jeffrey Sims) Orland; grandchildren Rachel, Dara, Elijah, Ryan, and Luke; and great-grandchildren Henry and Jackson.


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