Melvin Hebel, 69, of Mount Arlington died Nov. 18, 2015. Born in Burlington, Vt., he grew up in Union and resided in Rockaway before moving to Mount Arlington in 1986.
Dr. Hebel was a self-employed oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hackettstown until he retired in 2006. He was also a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and clinical instructor and visiting professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ.
He graduated from Union High School in 1964. He earned a BS in mathematics from University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1972 and certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1975 from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega fraternity.
He was a member of multiple professional organizations, including American Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and was a Fellow of American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
He received many awards for his work, including Clinician of the Year and Academy of General Dentistry Award in 1972 from UMDNJ. At Union High School, he was a member of National Honor Society and named Outstanding Musician.
He was a member of the Rotary Club, Elks, and Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.
He enjoyed gardening, skiing, wind-surfing, sailing, golf, tennis, softball, and playing the French horn in orchestras with his late father, William.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; his daughter, Lauren Hebel; two sons, David (Jessica) and Scott (fiancee Leigh Paulson); his mother, Celia Hebel of Whippany; and a sister, Cheryl Ochs of Morristown.
Services were held Nov. 22 with arrangements by Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains.