Neil S. Lieblich, M.D. died on Monday, June 23, 2008 of complications due to diabetes and sarcoidosis at Saint Peters Hospital, Albany.
Born on May 2, 1954 in Manhattan, N.Y. to Elaine (Feinstein) Lieblich and the late Norman Lieblich, P.E. He graduated from Great Neck South High School Class of 1972 and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from MIT in 1976. Dr. Lieblich then attended Brown Medical School Class of 1980.
After completing residencies at New York Cornell Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering in 1983, he settled in Kingston, N.Y.
Dr. Lieblich was a twenty-five year dedicated partner of Pine Street Pediatric Associates, serving Ulster and Dutchess Counties. He was an Associate Professor at the Medical College at Valhalla; President of the Ulster County Board of Health; past Chairman of the Departments of Pediatrics at both Benedictine and the Kingston Hospitals; Associate Medical Directors/Advisors of both GHI and Wellcare insurance carriers; Medical Advisor of the Ulster County Head Start Program and a long-standing American Academy of Pediatrics certified instructor of neonatal resuscitation.
Aside from his professional love of medicine, Dr. Lieblich thoroughly enjoyed his membership at Congregation Agudas Achim and his years of affiliation with the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He was an avid reader, loved logic games, was a consistent backgammon and poker player, and was a collector of antiques, books, documents and authentic, historical autographs. In addition, he was an eternal optimist and tried to make people smile.
Survivors include Dr. Lieblich's loving wife of thirty years, Joyce Holzman-Lieblich and his devoted and adoring children, Ross Henry and Erica Faith Lieblich. Also surviving are his mother, Elaine Feinstein Lieblich of Great Neck; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Leila Holzman; a brother-in-law, Jose Morzan and nephew Ian, wife Amanda and niece Mandy Morzan; a brother and sister-in-law, Marsha and Craig Goldman and nephews Myles and Mark Goldman; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is pre-deceased by his older sister, Jan Karen Morzan.
A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home 411 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y. Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht will officiate. Internment will immediately follow at Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon, Massachusetts at 2:00 PM.
Calling hours for prayers and visiting the family will be from 7:00 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at the Lieblich residence.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to: the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 11 Marshall Road, Suite 1-H, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590; American Diabetes Association, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603.