It is really no surprise that his dental company is now headed by the fourth-generation Charlestein; [Morton Charlestein]'s granddaughter, Julie - Gary's daughter - is now president. After all, this is a legendarily close family, whose seders - 70 years running - have attracted scores of relatives annually gathered at the table to celebrate Passover.Family ties also were knotted in the Charlesteins' commitment to battle Lou Gehrig's Disease. After Morton's daughter, Ellyn Phillips, watched her husband Alan be devastated by the incurable disease, the family banded together and brought in the Phillies to help go to bat for the cause, developing the largest ALS chapter in the country."His generosity, his sensitivity" were traits that helped delineate her grandfather's role in the world, says Elyssa Charlestein. "He instituted values in all of us, especially the importance of working with the community through the Jewish Federation."
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