Archive for the 'Obituaries' Category

EDITH KURZWEIL 1924 – 2016

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Dear, dear friends and family of Edith Kurzweil,

It is with the greatest of sadness that we write with sorrowful news. Our mother passed away peacefully today, Saturday February 6, 2016, four days after a stroke. To the very end, she was in great shape and high spirits, and, as ever, intellectually nimble. (She had workout sessions and opera plans scheduled for the following week.)

Please join us if you can for the funeral service. The brief ceremony will be held this Tuesday, February 9, at 11:15am, at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street (on Amsterdam Ave. at the corner of 76th Street).  (more…)

An Acknowledgment of Dr. Donald Meyers by Arlene Kramer Richards and Lucille Spira

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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An Acknowledgment of Dr. Donald Meyers

It is with much regret that we acknowledge the passing of Donald Meyers, M.D. Over the past year we had several contacts with Dr. Meyers as we sought his permission to dedicate Myths of Mighty Women to Helen Meyers, M.D., his wife. His graciousness and support touched both of us, as did the loving way he spoke about her when he gave his permission for us to honor her. Reflectively, and with feeling, he said, “Indeed she was a mighty women.”

After asking what he could do to help us with our book, following our suggestion, he immediately agreed to write (more…)

David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman William Burroughs, say hello to David Bowie By Craig Copetas in Rolling Stone Magazine on February 28, 1974.

Click Here to Read: Nothing Remains: David Bowie’s Vision of Love By Simon Critchley in The New York Times on January 11, 2016

Click Here to Read: David Bowie’s “Lazarus” Video Is a Haunting Farewell by Carey Dunne on the HyperAllergic blog on January 11, 2016.

Click Here to Read: David Bowie Dies at 69; a Chameleon in Music, Art and Fashion By Jon Pareles in the New York Times on Janary 11, 2016. (more…)

Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Set Rigorous Standards for Diagnosis, Dies at 83 By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 26, 2015.

Dr. Robert L. Spitzer was a major architect of the modern classification of mental illnesses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Creditz: Alex di Suvero for The New York Times

Professor John Forrester (25 August 1949 – 24 November 2015)

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Professor John Forrester (25 August 1949 – 24 November 2015) on the University of Cambridge websxite.

A Tribute to Harold F. Searles, MD

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Countertransference: My analysis with Harold Searles: An psychoanalyst reflects on her experience of meeting and being analyzed by Harold Searles by Ann-Louise S. Silver in the DIVISION/Review | April 2012.

Click Here to Read: Countertransference Related Subjects: Selected Papers by Harold F. Searles, M.D.

A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD F. SEARLES, M.D.
It is sad for me to tell you of the death of a pioneer of American psychoanalysis, Harold F. Searles, M.D. (1918-2015). (more…)

Robert S. Wallerstein – in memoriam

Friday, November 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Robert S. Wallerstein – in memoriam on the IPA website.

New Orleans songwriter, musician Allen Toussaint dead at 77

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Orleans songwriter, musician Allen Toussaint dead at 77 By Hiram Lee on nthe World Socialist Website on November 12, 2015.

Allen Toussaint performing in February 2007 [Photo by Carl Lender]

 

Henry Krystal, Holocaust Trauma Expert, and Survivor, Dies at 90

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Henry Krystal, Holocaust Trauma Expert, and Survivor, Dies at 90 By Sam Roberts in The New York Times on October 14, 2015.

Chantal Akerman has died aged 65

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Chantal Akerman has died aged 65: Akerman leaves behind a groundbreaking body of work, including the three-hour classic Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Samuel Wigley on the  October 6, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Postscript: Chantal Akerman by Richard Brody in The New Yorker on October 6, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Chantal Akerman, Whose Films Examined Women’s Inner Lives, Dies at 65 By Rachel Donadio and Cara Buckley October 6, 2015.

Yogi Berra, Yankee Who Built His Stardom 90 Percent on Skill and Half on Wit, Dies at 90

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Yogi Berra, Yankee Who Built His Stardom 90 Percent on Skill and Half on Wit, Dies at 90
By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on September 23, 2015.

Bradley Voytek on Oliver Sack’s Soft Thinking

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Bradley Voytek on Oliver Sack’s Soft Thinking  by Sarah Zhang on the Wired website on September 1, 2015.

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks By Gregory Cowles in The New York Times on August 30, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life By Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times on August 30, 2015. (more…)

E. L. Doctorow Dies at 84; Literary Time Traveler Stirred Past Into Fiction

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: E. L. Doctorow Dies at 84; Literary Time Traveler Stirred Past Into Fiction by Bruce Weber in The New York Times on July 21, 2015.

E. L. Doctorow poses for a portrait in the Knickerbocker restaurant in Greenwich Village in 2000. CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times

Charles Winick, Author Who Challenged Views on Drugs and Gender, Dies at 92

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Charles Winick, Author Who Challenged Views on Drugs and Gender, Dies at 92 by Sam Roberts in The New York Times on July 12, 2015.

Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106 By Robert D. McFadden in The New York Times on July 1, 2015.

A family picture of Nicholas Winton with one of the hundreds of Jewish children whose lives he saved during World War II. PRESS ASSOCIATION, VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

Remembering Janet Hadda Whose Spirit and Scholarship Endure

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Remembering Janet Hadda Whose Spirit and Scholarship Endure by David G. Roskies on the Jewish Daily Forward website on June 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Biographer of I.B. Singer, Dies at 69 on the Jewish Daily Forward Website on June 24, 2015

James Grotstein, MD 1925 – 2015

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review of Who Is the Dreamer, Who Dreams the Dream?: A Study of Psychic Presences by James Grotstein, Reviewed by Gerald Garguilo in Gerald Garguilo’s website. It was first published in The Psychoanalytic Review.

Click Here to Read: Dr. James S. Grotstein Obituary in the Los Angeles Times on June 2, 2015.

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Jewish refugee who became an eminent cultural historian Peter Gay: June 20th, 1923 – May 12th, 2015

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jewish refugee who became an eminent cultural historian Peter Gay: June 20th, 1923 – May 12th, 2015 on the Irish Times website on May 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Peter Gay, Historian Who Explored Social History of Ideas, Dies at 91 By William Grimes in The New York Times on May 12, 2015.

 

Robert Wistrich 1945-2015

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: SPME Mourns the Loss of Robert Wistrich on the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Website.

Click Here to Read: Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam on the Algemeinenr website on May 20, 2015.