Inkeles, Dr. David M.

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Inkeles, Dr. David M. age 84 of Sparta, NJ passed away Saturday evening August 21, 2021 in the Newton Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in New York, NY and raised on Long Island in the town of Lawrence, he has resided in Sparta since 1976.

Son of the late Abraham and Fay (nee Weiss) Inkeles, David was a graduate of Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, NY class of 1955. In 1959 he earned a B.A in Economics from Yale College, graduating with honors, Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Inkeles proudly served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant from 1959 to 1960. Prior to beginning medical school in 1968, he had a successful career on Wall Street as a commodities broker for E.F. Hutton & Co.. In 1972 David earned his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. He completed his internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego in 1973 and an ophthalmological residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City in 1976.

Dr. Inkeles joined Eye Physicians of Sussex County, where he was still practicing as an Ophthalmologist today, including surgical operations at the practice’s ambulatory surgical center. David served as the President of the Jewish Center of Sussex County in the early 1980s. He was a runner and ran 9 marathons (New York, Boston, London). An avid outdoorsman, he loved camping and hiking, and he never missed his two-week camping trip with his family every summer. An avid world traveler, Dr. Inkeles traveled to more than 50 countries in his life time, including taking a full year trip around the world in 1964 and most recently in 2019 traveling to Iceland and Greenland. A brilliant doctor, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many, Dr. Inkeles will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Predeceased in life by his beloved wife Margery (nee Isbell) Inkeles in 2017, to whom he was married in 1968, and his sister Lila Holland, David is survived in life by his children Charles, Barbara, John and his wife Sheree Inkeles, and Laura Inkeles and her fiancé Jason Kanow. Also surviving are his cherished grandson Ian Kanow, as well as his brother-in-law Richard Holland, his sister-in-law Janet Mody, and his nieces and nephews Leslie Holland, Adam Holland, and Cyrus Mody.

Friends may call for visitation Tuesday August 24, 2021 from 7 to 9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral Services will begin in the Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM and continue in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery 7800 Myrtle Ave. Glendale, NY 11385. Livestream will be available for the funeral services here Online condolences through

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