Dennis F. Stoler, M.D.


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Boxford - Dennis "Denny" F. Stoler, M.D., 74, of Boxford, passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2019 at Lynn Union Hospital from a heart attack while swimming.
He was born in St. Louis, MO on March 19, 1945, the son of Joseph and Vivian (Weiss) Stoler. Joseph emigrated from Russia and Vivian was born in St. Louis, MO. Dennis grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, graduating with honors in 1963 from The Rayen School. Even though he left Youngstown in the 1960's, he particularly treasured and maintained many close friendships developed in Youngstown.
Dennis obtained his bachelor degree in science from Western Reserve University, (aka Case Western Reserve University) in June 1967. Dennis moved to Boston where he graduated Tufts Medical School in 1971. He interned at Boston City Hospital followed by a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship under Dr. Simmons Lessell. He did his residency in Ophthalmology at Boston University (1973-1976). In 1976, Dr. Dennis Stoler opened his own practice under the name of Microsurgical Eye Consultants in Danvers, Massachusetts. In 1985, Dr. Stoler took on a partner, Dr. William Orenberg. They moved their practice shortly thereafter to 31 Centennial Park in Peabody and have been there until present. Jeffrey Sorkin, M.D. joined the practice in 1999 and Richard Rodman, M.D. joined in 2010. Dr. Dennis Stoler held admitting and surgical privileges at both Beverly and Salem Hospitals.
Dr. Dennis Stoler loved individual sports. He was a third degree karate black belt and a triathlete. He enjoyed distance bicycling, hiking, running and swimming. He was a licensed scuba diver. He participated in numerous fund raising events including the PanMass Challenge and completed the Boston Marathon in 2006.
In August 2011 he married Attorney Janis Stanziani of Lynnfield, MA and they lived on the North Shore of Boston until his passing. In addition to his wife, Janis, he leaves his step-son, Alex Markakis of Maine. From Dr. Dennis Stoler's previous marriage he leaves his three sons and their spouses, Craig Stoler (Melissa), of Salem, Bradford Stoler (Cindy) of Spenser, MA and Alan Stoler, Boxford; and three grandchildren, CJ Stoler, Kayleigh Stoler and Brenna Stoler.
Dr. Dennis Stoler leaves behind two sisters and their spouses, Patti Schear (Lee) of Dayton, OH and Cathy Ginocchi (Frank) of N.Westerville, Ohio. Also left to cherish his memory are numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his late sister, Peggy Stoler Wyman.
A funeral service for Dr. Dennis Stoler will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA 01970. Visiting hours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association via
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Karen Colby
Sep 08, 2019
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Vlad & Regina Stolerman
Aug 24, 2019
Dear Diane and children,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your former husband and father. For Vlad and my he will remain in our hearts as a very good doctor, compassionate and caring human being.

---Vlad & Regina Stolerman
George O'Brine
Aug 21, 2019
SAD, Sad, Sad.

My condolences to his family.

George O'Brine
Tom and Laura Tully
Aug 19, 2019
No words to express the loss of a loved one. Sending our love to you Janis and to the family.
Herbert Osgood
Aug 18, 2019
I WILL miss him,god bless
Joan Noyes
Aug 17, 2019
I was a patient of Dr. Stoler for many years . So sorry he did not get to enjoy his retirement after working so caring for all those years . God Bless