Dr. Arthur DiNick

Obituary of Dr. Arthur J. DiNick

DiNick, Dr. Arthurt J., of Pompano Beach, FL, was born in Atlantic City, NJ. Dr. DiNick was named after his grandfather, Arturo Dinicolantonio, who was the proud owner of the Venice Italian Restaurant, an Atlantic City "Ducktown" landmark from the 1920s through the 1940s. Dr. DiNick attended Saint Michael School, and graduated from Atlantic City High School.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree from La Salle College, and a Master of Letters degree with honors in the Biological Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Science. His name was placed in the Book of Scholars at the University of Pittsburgh, and he was elected to membership in the Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Med Honor Society, as well as the Tri Delta National Biological Honor Society. Dr. DiNick then received his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine, where he received his Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He completed his residency training program at Philadelphia General Hospital in General Anesthesia and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was appointed a teaching clinician at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. DiNick maintained practices in Atlantic City and Northfield, and was a member of the surgical staffs at Atlantic City Medical Center, Shore Memorial Hospital and Kessler Hospital.

He was elected a Fellow in the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow in the American and International Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists. He was also a member of the International Society of Plastic Aesthetics and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. DiNick served as President of the Atlantic Cape May Dental Society. He was also Founder and President of the Atlantic Dental Foundation. He was a consultant to the New Jersey State Rehabilitation Commission and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Boardwalk Bank. In 1981, he received an award from the New Jersey Dental Association for Outstanding Contributions in Dentistry. A year later, he was appointed the Official Oral Surgeon for the Miss America Pageant, and served as a committee chairman. He served as Chairman of the Oral Cancer Committee of the Atlantic County Unit of the American Cancer Society that provided free oral cancer screenings in Atlantic County. In 1988, Dr. DiNick was awarded a plaque for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to the American Cancer Society.

Dr. DiNick is predeceased by his parents Dr. Vincent and Mary Dinicolantonio. He is survived by his loving wife Mrs. Janis Lynn, née Kov, and his accomplished children Dr. Vincent DiNick, Marc DiNick (Leslie) and daughter Jacquelyn DiNick Flores (Valentin), and three beautiful grandchildren Ariel, David and Dominic. He is also survived by his extended family, Fred and Terry Kov and Charles and Deanna Branca, with nephews Kevin (deceased), Brendan, Dan and Ryan.

He enjoyed cruising and fishing on his yacht "Jaws," and always shared "fish stories" with his family and friends. He insists these stories are nonfiction. For example, while Captain Art sailed aboard "Jaws" one dark and stormy night, the sudden, frightening appearance of a whale reeled about a few yards off the bow of "Jaws," getting caught in the "perfect storm" with lightening, hail and ten foot waves breaking over the boat bridge. Art also had a less exciting hobby of astronomy, and was well-read in the field of Cosmology. Arthur's greatest legacy is his family, whom he will always cherish and watch over. He says, "The secret of life is to learn. The adventure of life is to love. The challenge of life is to succeed. Hail Invictus."

Funeral services will be private at St. Michael’s Church, Atlantic City, per his wishes. Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. "Con te partiro" -Andre Bochelli.

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