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Robert Danz

January 27, 2024


Alford, MA


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This interview was conducted with Bob Danz in his home in Alford, Massachusetts on Saturday January 27th, 2024. Catherine knew Bob as “Dr. Bob” for most of her life since he was her dentist and longtime family friend. Bob shares the story of his life and work with a sense of reflection and gratitude. Brought up in Brooklyn and later Long Island, Bob recalls walking just a few blocks from his house to see the Met’s play with his father. He received scholarships to attend college and then later dentistry school at New York University. He played in rock band for many years and took a year off dentistry school to pursue music full time while living at the Hotel Chelsea. Bob describes his decision to return to dentistry school, leave the band and take up driving a New York City taxicab to support himself. He then moved to Catskill, New York and opened a dental practice with his business partner Greg in Hudson, New York. He led the Hudson dental practice for over 50 years with a focus on making his patients comfortable and creating a loving community with his dedicated staff. Recently retired at the time of this interview, Bob spends some time sharing what his life and perspective looks like as he moves into this new stage of his life alongside his wife Lydia.

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