Dr. Steven First, 80, of Northborough
He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Ellis) First, and lived in Northborough for the last 20 years.
Dr. First graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1955, and went on to the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, graduating in 1959. He served his internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
Dr. First worked as the practicing physician at the Eastern State Penitentiary while operating his own practice in Pennsylvania before coming to Massachusetts. In 1978, he opened his own practice in Marlborough and continued until his retirement in 2007.
Dr. First was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a doctor in Okinawa during the Vietnam Conflict and achieving the rank of Major.
He is survived by two daughters, Anne Margolis of New York and Ruth Goldstein of New York; three step-daughters, Stacy Heiber of North Grafton, Diane Glynn of Stow, and Suzi Kopple of Marlborough; two sisters, Elaine Sharpe and Carol Sailors, both of New York, six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral was held Aug. 25 in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com) of Marlborough, followed by burial at Hope Cemetery of Worcester.
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