SAMET, DR. PHILIP passed away on the evening of May 12. He was born in New York City on January 30, 1922 to Samuel and Anna Samet. He had a brother and two sisters Abe, Mary, and Janet. From an early age, he dreamed of being a doctor. His dream was realized in 1947 when he graduated from medical school. That same year, he married Phyllis Offenhenden and they had three children. Phil was very devoted to his family and his career. He was a well known cardiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, where he practiced for 57 years. He put the hospital on the map in cardiology and touched the lives of countless doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators and patients. He was a generous philanthropist in support of Mt. Sinai, and a well loved member of the Miami Beach Community. Phil kept his family together when they lost Phyllis at a very young age. He was a great source of support and guidance for his young children and stood by them into adulthood and far beyond. His family will miss him beyond words. Phil leaves his children, Annette, Joan, and Jerry, his grandchildren, David, Perry, Sara, and Natalie and his daughter-in-law Robin. He joins his soul mate, Phyllis. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
to support research in cancer, the disease which claimed the life of his beloved Phyllis at 39 years of age, or the
, as Phil thought of himself as a perpetual student of cardiology. The family will be receiving Friday only following interment at the Miami Jewish Home at Hazel Cypen Tower, 5066 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami. Temple Services 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 16th at Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach. Arrangements by Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert (305) 865-2353
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Published in Miami Herald on May 15, 2014