PEVNEY--Donald R., January 21, 1934 July 20, 2014, of Riverhead, NY, passed away at his home on Sunday after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he was a graduate of Columbia College and New York University School of Medicine. He served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1963 before settling in Riverhead, where he was the town pediatrician for many years before retiring from clinical practice in the late 1990s. He was a lifetime fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Suffolk County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the Suffolk Pediatric Society, of which he was a past president. In later years he served as a consultant for the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company of New York and was a frequent lecturer on standards of care in pediatrics. He found great joy and pride in his family, his work and his many intellectual pursuits, and will be remembered as a uniquely capable physician and a generous and caring person who was always willing to provide help and advice to friends and family. Dr. Pevney is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wargo Pevney of Riverhead; his brother, Dr. Bruce Pevney of Carlsbad, California; his son David B. Pevney and wife Esther of Charlotte, North Carolina; his daughter Andrea J. Pevney of Riverhead; and his daughter Donna Masterson, her husband John and grandchildren Molly, John Jr. and Julia Masterson of Medfield, Massachusetts. We will miss him dearly.
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Published in The New York Times on July 27, 2014