Dr. Bralow, Medicine
Dr. Saul Philip Bralow, a former clinical professor of medicine, died January 11 at age 90.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Bralow was on the faculty of Temple University School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University. In 1975, he moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he maintained a private practice and became a clinical professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
An internationally renowned gastroenterologist, Dr. Bralow was a clinical professor of medicine at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1983 until 1997.
After retiring, Dr. Bralow he returned to Florida and founded a gastroenterology clinic for seniors at Sarasota Hospital.
He has been honored by the American Cancer Society and was named the Physician of the Year by the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis in 1985.
Raised in Overbrook, Dr. Bralow earned his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1942 and a medical degree from Temple University in 1945, and a master's in medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1949.
Dr. Bralow is survived by his wife, Suzanne; a son, David; stepchildren, Jeffery and Richard Sterling and Kerry Alers; and 12 grandchildren.
Donations may be sent to the Andrew P. Bralow Memorial Scholarship, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Dr. Ostrauskas, Library
Dr. Kostas Ostrauskas, a retired music librarian, passed away January 9 at age 85.
A revered playwright and poet in his native Lithuania, Dr. Ostrauskas studied at the Baltic University before immigrating to the United States in the post-World War II era.
He began working in the Penn Library in 1952 while studying for his doctorate. Dr. Ostrauskas completed his PhD in Slavic and Baltic Studies in 1958 and then served as the music librarian until 1982. His time as the head of the Albrecht Music Library spanned the period during which the Music Library was housed in the Music Building through its move, which he oversaw, to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center in 1978. After 1982, Dr. Ostrauskas worked as a selector of Lithuanian materials and as an original cataloger in the Libraries' Information Processing Center (IPC) until his retirement in the early 1990s. He worked part-time in the IPC for many years and even continued to select books in Lithuanian for the Libraries until the very end of 2011.
From 1958 to 2006, a Lithuanian American organization known in English as Concordance and Light published 10 books containing his plays and other writings.
He received an award from the US Society of Lithuanian Writers in 1991.
Dr. Ostrauskas is survived by his wife, Danute (Donna); and his son, Darius.
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