Benjamin H. Isaacs

Birth: ?
Death: 1978, Nov. 15
Occupation: doctors

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1967

    On June 2, 1967, CHASE F., wife of the late Dr. Raphael Isaacs, devoted mother of Dr. Benjamin H., Lucian B. and Dr. Mark L. Isaacs. Also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Services at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown road (at Pinkney), on Sunday June 4th, at 5 P.M. (Enter parking courts through Pinkney road). Interment in Workmen Circle Cemetery, German hill road. [In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sinai Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary Gift Fund.] Family will be at home, 3932 Setonhurst road.

    Baltimore Sun 6.4.1967


    Funeral services will be held at 5 P.M. today for Mrs. Chase F. Isaacs, a volunteer in the Sinai Hospital canteen for the past fourteen years.

    Mrs. Isaacs, who was 88, died at Sinai Hospital Friday after a brief illness.

    A native of Lithuania, Mrs. Isaacs came to Baltimore in 1911. She had studied obstetrics in Europe and therefore, before her arrival here, she requested permission from the State Department of Health to practice as a midwife.

    Permission was granted and she delivered her first baby in Texas, Md. “Now he’s a doctor in Baltimore,” she recalled several years ago. “Quite a few of my babies became doctors.”

    A son, Dr. Benjamin H. Isaacs, recalled yesterday that “she was an extremely busy midwife many years ago.”

    Mrs. Isaacs once said, “Five days before my second son was born, I had six confinement cases — al in 24 hours. It was really something.”

    In 1947 Mrs. Isaacs retired as a midwife. “I was so tired,” she explained later. “If babies would come in the day I’d still be practicing.”

    Six years later she began her work at Sinai Hospital. She first worked in the central supply department but soon became a cashier in the canteen.

    In 1965 she estimated that she had spent a total of 9,100 volunteer hours at the hospital.

    Besides Dr. Benjamin H. Isaacs, she is survived by two other sons, Lucian B. Isaacs and Dr. Mark L. Isaacs, both of Baltimore, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    The funeral service will be at the Levinson funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown road.

    Baltimore Sun 6/4/1967


    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.

  • Dates: 1978
    Notes:Dr. Benjamin H. Isaacs, an ear, nose and throat physician at Mercy Hospital, died yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after a brief illness. He was 65.

    Services will be private.

    Dr. Isaacs, who lived at 6000 Ivydene terrace for the last 15 years, was a member of the staff of Mercy Hospital for more than 30 years and a medical consultant to the Social Security Administration for 10 years.

    He was a former president of the Maryland Society of Otolaryngology and a member of the Baltimore City Medical Society.

    A native of Baltimore, Dr. Isaacs graduated from City College in 1928, the Johns Hopkins University in 1932 and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1936.

    During World War II, he served with the Army’s 35th Station Hospital in Europe, leaving the service with the rank of major.

    Dr. Isaacs was a fan of the Colts and the Hopkin lacrosse team. He attended virtually every Hopkins lacrosse home game in the last 30 years.

    He was also a Chesapeake Bay sport fisherman and amateur color photographer.

    Dr. Isaacs is survived by his wife, the former Clara Barenburg, of Baltimore; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Lasser, of Scotch Plains, N.J.; a son, Robert B. Isaacs, of Atlanta; two brothers, Lucian B. Isaacs and Dr. Mark L. Isaacs, both of Baltimore, and two grandchildren.

    Baltimore Sun 11.16.1978


    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.