David S. Light

Obituary
  • "A great loss. My condolences to the Light family. He was..."
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    - Madelon Horwich
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    - Henry Clayman
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    - Jennifer Crawford -Frantz

Dr. David S. Light passed away on March 29, 2014. Born on January 27, 1919, he grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. A World War II Army veteran and resident of Bay Harbor for 40 years, Dr. Light was an accomplished and revered eye surgeon practicing in Miami Beach, whose expertise and caring bedside manner fostered a devoted host of patients. He loved the Dolphins, his alma mater Tulane, playing tennis, but mostly his family: wife Sondra, sons Joshua and Gordon, grandchildren Ruby, Noah, Zoey, Coby and Aden, brother Sol and sisters Doris and Adele. Besides his passion for medicine, David was a collector of rare historical manuscripts, focusing on presidents, writers, scientists and astronauts. The friends that he made from this life-long hobby ran the gamut from E. Howard Hunt to Isaac B. Singer. David spent his retirement years in Delray, and could be seen around town with beloved "Blondie" (wife Sondra) enjoying fine restaurants and films. His was a warm, kind and gentle soul, whose affability engaged all who knew him. We will love and cherish his memory. Memorial service will be held at 11am on Sunday, at the Beth Israel chapel, 5808 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Tulane University Hillel House.

Funeral Home
Beth Israel Memorial Chapel
5808 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33484
561-499-8000
Funeral Home Details
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 30, 2014
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