Dr. Ben Thal: 1932-2019
Last updated 5/2/2019 at Noon
Dr. Ben Thal, age 86, surgeon, nationally exhibited artist, collector, veteran and longtime resident of Edmonds, died April 15, 2019.
He is survived by his two sons, Cory (wife Julianne) and Rob (Anissa Olson); grandchildren Daniel, Colin, Max and Marla; and brother, Dr. Sam Thal.
Predeceased by his parents, Ariel and Mariossel Thal; two brothers, Dr. Nathan Thal and Sidney Thal; a sister, Lilly Thal Warnick; and his partner, Gail Bereny.
A child of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, Ben was born August 8, 1932, in Vancouver, Canada. He moved with his parents and siblings when he was 5 years...