I just received notice from the Yale Alumni Association of Harry's passing. I had the great privilege of sitting next to you and Harry at our last Class of 1973 Medical School Reunion. What an uplifting experience it was for me to sit next to just a beautiful couple! The entires in this guest book say it all - we have lost a real mensch.
I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Romanowitz's passing. He took wonderful care of my 2-yr-old just last month when he cut his head and needed stitches. I'm sure many, many people benefitted from his warm and comforting bedside manner.
A fine man, teacher and example to all.
Rest peacefully Hesh.
My dear friend and family,
We learned about Hesh the following day I returned from Israel and quite honestly couldn't process the news as reality. Just came from "left field," and as a shock.
Hesh was a doer, community minded, fun and a sweet gentalman.
May his name always be a blessing and reminder of a good life lost.
Rob and Ellen Zwang
Dear Sheila and family,
Words can't even begin to express how devastated we were to find out (albeit belated) about Hesh.
Please know that he was so special to us and Rebecca and we will never forget how great he was as a doctor and friend.
Ina and Bob Morrow
My brother-in-law Hesh was the younger brother Vivian and I always wished for... but in so many ways he was our older brother as well!
Hesh was the consummate host... a Jewish mother and father all rolled into one... His motto was “What can I offer you?” When he was sitting shiva for his mother, I tried to be Heshy... but after running myself ragged I finally had to admit that I could not do it as well as the original.
Who else was interested in so many areas of human knowledge... medicine and sports and theater and languages (Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew) and music and movies and media, to name just a few. Who knew so much about so many things? Who else, for instance, knew the Jeopardy answers quicker than Alex Trebek...and Alex had the answers right in his hand!
But most important to us were Hesh's special qualities of heart. All we had to do was mention that we liked a certain show, and before we could count to ten, he had recorded it for us. He would wait patiently in line to get us theater tickets. With Auntie Sheila at his side, Uncle Hesh joyfully traveled to Florida to officiate at the brit milah of his grandnehew Jesse, and to Thailand (!) on two occasions, to officiate at the brit milah ceremonies of his grandnephews Aaron and Aaden. He simply couldn't do enough, for those who were lucky enough to be his friends and his patients, and for us, who were lucky enough to be his family.
Zekher tzaddik liv'rakha... may our lives be blessed by the memories he has bequeathed us, and by the example of a life well and truly lived.
I met Dr Romanowitz only a few times, but I was so touched by his warm, friendly, gentle manner. I am so sorry for your loss.
Our deepest sympathy to the Romanowitz for your loss. Hesh made such a positive impact on so many families, his memory is sure to live on.
I have worked with Dr Romanowitz for many years and am sad to hear of his passing. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Kelly Sullivan APRN
Hesh was my brother-in-law, but really more a brother. Sheila, was generous to share him with us for 42 years... and as they came along, so did Avra, Dan and Seamus. Hesh was one of a kind even within the family and was with us (Sheila, Jerry and me) for even more years than our Mother. They both left us on Adar 18 and are now at peace. Hesh, you worked so hard for everyone. Rest well.
My deepest Sympathy to the Romanowitz family.
Dear Sheila, Avra, and especially to my dear friend and student Dan,
I was just told about the death of your husband and father. I am so deeply sorry to hear of his passing. In knowing what a wonderful family he leaves behind, it is clear that his very important influence will be missed . May your memories comfort each of you.
Pam DePreta Woodside
So sorry to hear of Dr. Romanowitzs passing. May his memory be a blessing.
Sheila & family,
Dan and I are so saddened to hear of Harry's passing. Harry was nothing but wonderful in our years in Stamford. Harry was kind, funny, smart and honorable. Truly a mensch. A shock to think that he is no longer with us. I may have moved from Stamford, but Harry and Stamford will always be close to my heart.
Deepest sympathies, hugs and lots of love,
Dear Sheila: Liz and I were shocked and so sad to hear about Harry's passing. I literally traveled in his footsteps, being one year behind him in college, medical school and residency. In fact, I chose Rochester because of him. We have the fondest memories of our times with the both of you, both professional and social. Our heart goes out to all of the family.
I only knew Dr Romanowitz a short time, but even in that time, he taught me quite a bit. My deepest condolences to the family.
Dear Sheila, Avra and Daniel,
Our hearts are heavy for your loss. We have fond memories from family visits to 548 1/2 Hudson Street, pool parties in Connecticut and all the wonderful stories of her Dad that Avra has shared over the years. We are thinking of you.
Alisa Wyatt & Jack Coble
Dear Romanowitz Family,
We were very sorry to hear of Dr. Romanowitz's passing. I have fond memories of him and it seems he was in the forefront of my family's medical life from being my pediatrician as a child when he was in private practice with Dr. Harris to treating my own children at Fireflies and on occasion as the mohel at a friend's son's bris. He was a very kind man with a big heart who cared deeply for his patients and had a great passion for his profession. He will be truly missed...
May the wonderful memories of him give you peace during this most difficult time...
Dawn, Rob, R.J., Meghan & Caidie Roy
Wonderful man and doctor. He will be missed.
The Negron family
We will always remember our Federation trip to Israel, led by you and Hesh. He went to each of us on the plane to make sure we were comfortable. In shul, the entire congregation was moved by Hesh's reading of a Holocaust letter in his beautiful Yiddish. Having Hesh as our grandson's mohel was a special honor. He was an extraordinary mensch and will be greatly missed.
Carl and Linda Bildner
Cape Canaveral, FL
HESH AND I SPOKE YIDDISH ON THE PHONE A FEW TIMES A YEAR,WHEN HE CALLED ABOUT THE FOLKSBIENE YIDDISH THEATRE
SHOWS.WHAT A WONDERFUL MENTSCH HE WAS,AND I WILL
SORELY MISS HIM.
So so sorry to hear this news. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
We were shocked at the passing of Hesh. A wonderful family man. Wewill all miss him.
We were terribly saddened to read of Hesh's sudden and untimely death. He was a wonderful and above all caring person.Our thoughts and condolences go to Sheila and his children.
Aimee and Joel Feerst
Dear Romanowitz Family,
Dr. Romanowitz has been someone who was intertwined with our children's lives. From taking care of them ( and us ) when each were admitted to Stamford Hospital for different health scares at a very young age to the Bris of our son, to routine cases of the Flu (as was the case a few weeks ago). He always went out of his way and made you feel like the most important people for the time he spent with us. He was genuinely interested in our lives and our children's lives. In this fast world we live in, we sincerely appreciated his remarkable force of caring. A true one of a kind.
May you find comfort in knowing that we all mourn for your loss but we are incredibly thankful for his life. Let his memory shine as an example to others of the impact one person can make.
Dr. Romanowitz was an amazing man! Our condolences to his family and friends. Can't tell you how many times we visited him at firefly and were greeted by his warm smile. We would wait till firefly opened to see him over our pediatrican any day! What a terrible loss for the Stamford community. Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
May his name always be a blessing and an inspiration. I will cherish my memories of his spirit full of life light and joy
I had the pleasure of serving with Harry on the Ferguson Library Board of Trustees. What a great and wise man he was. It was an honor to work with him. My sincere condolences to his family.
To Sheila & family, so sorry about your loss. Harry was a warm and friendly Doctor. He made the kids feel at ease.Best regards.
Lil & Al Schlager
To the Romanowitz family,
I was sorry to hear about Dr Romanowitz. He was my pediatrician in Stamford until we moved when I was 7. I remember his kind disposition. He was wonderful!
Sheila and family,
He was simply, incredibly great. Simple, incredible and great.
We all send our heartfelt condolences.
Love, Ruthie, Ariel, Michael Haendler
I am profoundly saddened by the loss of your most remarkable Hesh. I admired his unassuming dignity in his professional life and his many dedicated contributions to our community. My condolences to you and the children.
Dear Sheila and Family, We are so very sorry for your devastating loss. Harry was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone he was connected to. Paulette & Lou Bogdanoff
Just read about Hesh on line from FL. He was a wonderful doctor and a very special member of our community. He will be sorely missed. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Mrs. Romanowitz,
Dr. Romanowitz was extraordinary man. His love for live was
No words can express my sorrow...
He was my mentor at Firefly.
So, so sorry for your loss.
To The Romanowitz Family, with sympathy, Dr. Richard J. Sass
Dear Sheila, Avra and Daniel:
Since our days at Brooklyn College Harry was, is and will always be my best friend. Arlene and I are heartbroken that we are so far away at this time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Sheila, Avra and Daniel,
Since our days at Brooklyn College Harry was, is, and will always be my best friend. Arlene and I are heartbroken to be so far away from you at this time, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Dan and Family,
Kim called to tell me the very sad news. I remember several special things about your dad. He was present at Kim's birth and put the harness on her dislocated left hip. When we got home from the hospital he called to see if I was ok. He knew for being a first time mom that I was a bit unsure of what to expect. Finally, I remember how your dad ran up to the door with his camera when you came to pick Kim up for the big TOR dance! I laughed because Kim had warned me not to do that! Dan, your dad was a wonderful person. Know that my prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Diane Tung
Dr. Harry, as our son Jacob has come to call him, has a very special place in our lives. When Jacob was born at Stamford Hospital in 1999 he was immediately rushed into the Special Care Nursery due to tachypnea. He spent six days in the SCN and that is where we met Dr. Harry. I had been a patient of Dr's Harris and Romanowitz when I was a child growing up in Stamford and seeing him as the head of pediatrics gave us a great sense of comfort. We live far away on a small island in the Caribbean, and Dr Harry always made time for us to bring Jacob in for a yearly physical regardless of his schedule or where he was working at the time. He always ended each appointment telling us we were doing a great job and that Jacob was growing into a healthy young man. He even took our phone calls when we had nowhere else to turn and would give us a supply of medication samples to carry home in case we couldn't get what we needed on our little island.
Jacob just saw Dr Harry in December when he was in Connecticut visiting his grandfather over the Christmas break.
Dr and Mrs Romanowitz also came to visit us once here in Anguilla and unfortunately, we were not on the island to see them. We wish we had the opportunity to show them around.
We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing and will always remember him as a kind, sweet man who looked out for Jacob ever since he was born. We wish his family peace and love as you go through this difficult time. We will miss seeing him on our next visit.
Dear Sheila and family,
What a shock to hear about your loss. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
Serita and Michael Altshuler
Dr. Romanowitz touched our family in several ways. He navigated us through Stamford Hospital when our children were born and blessed our son by supervising his bris ceremony. He was a caring wonderful soul. Please accept our condolences.
Harry performed our grandson's Bris about six weeks ago. We loved the way he performed the ceremony -- his warmth, humor, inclusiveness of our non-Jewish in-laws, and overall hamishness. It's a shock and a sadness to hear of the passing of such a vibrant man. Our heartfelt condolences to you.
What a mensch, what a loss to all of us, his family in particular. Know that I, like so many of us, have all of you in our prayers and thoughts at this very difficult time.
The Romanowitz family,
I'm so sorry for you'r loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this verry difficult time. You will be missed
Dr Romanowitz, what a GREAT PEDIATRICIAN, will always remain in my mind. He was certainly an inspiring mentor to many young pediatricians and professionals.
My deepest condolences to his family
No words could express what an impact Dr. Romanowitz had on our community. He was a household named revered by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We are all grieving for this incredible loss.
Dear Mrs. Romanowitz:
The physicians and staff of the Fairfield County Medical Association were sorry to learn of the death, of your husband, Harry S. Romanowitz, MD. He was a valued member of the association since October 1977.
May we extend our sincere sympathy to your family and wish you all well. Also, please do not hesitate to give us a call if we can be of assistance.
Sheila and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love your friends at Trendsetters
The world lost a great man. We were truly privileged to have known him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sheila, Daniel, Avra and Seamus, at this most difficult time.
Sherry, Ken, Alex and Jonathan Cohen
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dr. Romanowitz was a wonderful man. I'm so happy to have met and worked with him at High Ridge Family Practice and Firefly. He will be missed by many.. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this very difficult time.
Hesh, as a young pediatrician, was instrumental in saving our daughter Abi from an emergency situation. His was a welcome visage on the many times we have seen or been involved with him over the years.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss
I am crushed. Hesh was a mensch and a sweet man. We shared a belief that hugs and kisses were appropriate when greeting relatives we loved, men as well as women. We shared many discussions about various topics in Judaism and medical ethics. I admired his erudition. I couldn't have loved him more if he had been blood of my blood. I cry and mourn with you.
My thoughts are with my friend Avra and the rest of the Romanowitz family during this time. I remember Ana telling me long ago about what a sweet and loving person Mr. Romanowitz was. I'm sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences to Shiela, Avra and Dan. My heart goes to you. I wish you strength and courage at this difficult time. Hesh will be be in our hearts forever. Much love,Marina
So sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in the support of friends and family during this difficult time. Sending you all love and peace from the bottom of my heart.