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Date: Saturday, 29 October 2016, at 9:52 a.m.

Dr. Ellenbogen, physician,founder of Duke AIDS Clinic

Dr. Charles Ellenbogen, a prominent Fayetteville physician, died Saturday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Dr. Ellenbogen, of Fayetteville, was 60 years old.

Dr. Ellenbogen was a physician for 35 years. He established the first AIDS clinic at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Ellenbogen had been an Air Force colonel and accomplished author. He was awarded the Silver Award from the Medical Writer’s Association for an article published in Up & Coming magazine. He also wrote 33 articles that were published in medical journals, three books and a monthly newsletter under a grant from Roche Laboratories. His book titled ‘‘The FAHEC Clinical Manual’’ is used as the medical handbook for health-care workers who work with AIDS patients. He was chairman of the Cumberland County HIV Task Force.

Dr. Ellenbogen was a member of the State Board of Diabetes Association, the Cumberland County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Society of Microbiology. He was the chairman of various professional committees

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Beth Israel Synagogue by Rabbi Yosef Levanon. Burial will be in Beth Israel cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

Dr. Ellenbogen is survived by his wife, Patricia Ellenbogen of the home; a son, Daniel Ellenbogen of Greensboro; a stepson, Kurt Meyer of Fayetteville; daughter, Jennie Ellenbogen of Cary; three stepdaughters, Gretchen Bezrutch of Hernando, Miss., Heidi Evans of Wahiana, Hawaii, and Ingrid Rafei of Fayetteville; his stepmother, Helen Ellenbogen of Mercer Island, Wash.; a sister, Elizabeth Welch of Portland, Ore.; two stepbrothers, Steve Chess of Mercer Island and Rodger Chess of Seattle; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beth Israel Synagogue, 2204 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28303; or to Friends of the Cancer Center, care of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 2000, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302.