Melvin Wolf Budish, 103, of Worcester, died with family by his side at The Jewish Healthcare Center, on Jan. 3. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Lena (Abramovitz) Budish. Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Louis and Bertha (Fisher) Budish. He graduated from Commerce High School in 1931. He was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Devens, Camp Crowder, MO, and as a corpsman in a California VA Hospital Dental Clinic. After the war, he started a factory to manufacture and sell denture teeth. In 1951, he developed a unique patent for denture teeth. He created Worcester Dental Associates, which is now 70 years old. He worked there until he retired from going to his office every day at the age of 97. He was a member of the former Temple Emanuel, The Jewish War Vets, Worcester Housing Authority, Massachusetts Sanitation Commissioner, and Trustee for Becker College, Worcester Airport Commissioner. He is survived by five children, Steven Budish and his wife, Lisa, Arthur Budish and his partner, Elizabeth Nguyen, and Irma Newmark and her husband, Richard, all of Worcester, and Frances Applebaum of New Jersey and Susan Shipe and her husband, Alston, of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arnold Budish of Lawrence. He was predeceased by five siblings, Martin Budish, Lillian Shapiro, Nehama Shirley, Robert Budish, and Florence Mauro. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to The Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN