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Bennett Harte

January 17, 2024
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Bennett Harte Obituary

Bennett (Benno) Harte passed away peacefully with his immediate family by his side at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda on January 17, 2024 at the age of 99. He was born in 1924 in Chemnitz, Germany. His father read Hitler's Mein Kampf and believed Hitler's threats against the Jews. The family moved to Paris in 1934 and fled to the Alps in Vichy France in 1941. They hid during the war and were elated on June 6, 1944 when the Allies landed on the Normandy Beaches. Eisenhower remained Benno's hero for the rest of his life. They returned to Paris in 1944 where he became a dentist after the war. In May 1954, he met the love of his life, Marlene Schneller of New York City, who was studying in Paris. After a whirlwind romance of 4 months they got married. The couple moved to the US in 1956 where Benno was required to repeat dental school because foreign credentials were not accepted. He chose Howard University and practiced over 40 years in Bethesda where he enjoyed getting to know many wonderful patients. He is survived by his wife of 69 years and his two sons, Roger (Jill Harte) and John (Dr. Bonnie Zetlin Harte) and his 4 grandchildren, Amalia, Penina, Joshua, and Rachel. Donations can be made to the US Holocaust Museum in his honor. The funeral will be Sunday, Jan 21, at 1 PM at Congregation Beth El at 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD.

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Services

Temple Service
Sunday
January 21, 2024

1:00 PM
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD

Interment
Sunday
January 21, 2024

King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, Virginia
7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

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