Howard Frederic Wallach, died Monday morning, April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. Howard was born in Chicago on September 4, 1923, the only child and cherished son of Leo and Mildred Ebert Wallach -- also Chicagoans. He grew up on the North Side, attended Culver Military Academy and, at 16, matriculated at the University of Michigan, receiving his B.S. degree in 1943. He later obtained a M.S. degree from Northwestern University and his M.D. from the University of Illinois. Originally an internist, he became a successful hotel operator and real estate developer in Chicago before moving with his first wife (Laurie Gettleman Wallach) and children to Los Angeles in 1964. There, he resumed his medical career, becoming a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He was President of the Californian Psychiatric Association and practiced psychotherapy until 2010. Howard was an avid and skilled golfer and bridge player. Throughout his adult life, he volunteered in and led Jewish charitable organizations in the Chicago area (Young Men's Jewish Council; Camp Henry Horner) and Los Angeles (Beit T'Shuvah). He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Gloria (Bunny) Wallach, and his children: his daughter and two sons - Joan W. Tyndall, of Arroyo Grande, John R. Wallach of Poughkeepsie, NY, Rich Wallach of Wilmette, Illinois, and their spouses - five grandchildren (Darin, Sophia, David, Gracie, and Ezra), one great-granddaughter (Dakota), and his dear step-family: Rand Marlis of Brentwood; Steve Marlis of Las Vegas, Beth Marlis of Los Angeles, and their children (Brent, Stephanie, Kevin, and Jennifer) and spouses. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed in Howard's name at Beit T'Shuvah and the American Psychiatric Association.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 12, 2013