Dr. Julian O. Salik, 90, Sinai Hospital radiology chiefDr...

September 01, 1999

Dr. Julian O. Salik, 90, Sinai Hospital radiology chief

Dr. Julian O. Salik, longtime head of the department of radiology at Sinai Hospital, died Aug. 25 of cardiac failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Homewood resident was 90.

Dr. Salik moved to Baltimore from New York in 1949 when he took over the department at Sinai, then on East Monument Street. He was Sinai's first full-time appointment in radiology.

He had also been an associate professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was an international expert in gastrointestinal radiology.

At Sinai, he was chairman of the Medical Executive Committee and when he retired in 1982, his unit was named the Julian O. Salik Department of Radiology.

Born in Czechoslovakia to a family of rabbis, he received his medical degree from Krakow (Poland) Medical School.

In 1939, he moved to Cambridge, England, where he earned a degree in radiology from the University of Cambridge in 1941.

After completing his residency in radiology at Columbia University in New York, Dr. Salik was an Army colonel during World War II. In 1948, he was appointed chief radiologist at Halloran Veterans Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Felicia Bromberg.

Michael Joseph Tanney Jr., 61, English and film teacher

Michael Joseph Tanney Jr., a retired English and film professor at Anne Arundel Community College, died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 61 and lived in Arnold.

Mr. Tanney taught English, speech and film appreciation for 23 years at the school and retired in 1991. For many years, he ran the college's Friday night film series and directed students' productions of plays and musicals.

Born in Sunbury, Pa., he was a graduate of LaSalle College and Villanova University, both in Philadelphia, and Tulane University in New Orleans.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11: 30 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Louise Ferrante; a son, Michael J. Tanney III of New York; a daughter, Christine Sheeler of Columbia; and two sisters, Mary Bradley of Philadelphia and Jean Dee of Bryn Mawr, Pa.

John R. Wright Sr., 92, textbook salesman

John Reddick Wright Sr., a retired textbook salesman, died in his sleep Sunday at Deer Park Manor in Westminster. He was 92.

Mr. Wright, who moved to Reisterstown in 1956, sold textbooks in Maryland, Delaware and Washington for Silver Burdette Co., retiring in 1972. Earlier, he had worked for Iroquois Publishing Co. in Syracuse, N.Y., where he was born.

He was a 1930 graduate of Syracuse University. In 1932, he married Mildred L. Arnold, who died in 1979.

He was national president of Professional Bookmen of America in 1954 and 1955, president of the Reisterstown Kiwanis Club in 1973 and 1974 and of the Educational Sales Representatives Association in 1971 and 1972.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Reisterstown United Methodist Church, 246 Main St., where he was a longtime member and had taught adult Bible classes.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce A. Wright of Constantia, N.Y., and John R. Wright Jr. of Reisterstown; a daughter, Sharon K. Schirmer of Reisterstown; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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