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BORODITSKY M.D., Gordon Gordon Boroditsky, known to many as Dr. "B", died peacefully on his own terms on July 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center surrounded by family and friends after struggling with Parkinson's and dementia for the past several years. Gordon was born on June 18th 1937 in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. He attended University of Manitoba earning a medical degree followed by an internship at Medical College of Virginia and a residency at LA County USC Medical Center which brought him to Los Angeles where he made a home and raised his family. Gordon's parent's Joseph and Bessie passed before him and he is survived by Candy his loving wife of 35 years, two sisters Gayla and Lynn, three children Marc, Karen and Leon, two grandchildren Ariana and Connor, two step children Tamara and Joseph and three step grandchildren Rayne, Joseph and Sarah. He lived a full life anchored by his passion and commitment to medicine. Having built a successful radiology practice he was well known for his professional skill, commitment and innovation as he explored and succeeded in pushing the frontiers of interventional radiology, CT and MRI. Those that knew him knew that he also enjoyed history, sailing, photography and fishing. He spent many spare hours and days sharing these passions with his children, family and friends. Later in life he built a 36 foot sloop that he dreamed of spending his retirement sailing, a dream that he was unable to realize as he was forced into retirement and eventually a nursing home by his illness. He was humble, undemanding, devoted and caring. He enjoyed being surrounded by family and often talked about his children and grandchildren when he wasn't. He was soft spoken and his words while few were impactful. Most will remember him for his dry sense of humor and sharp wit which he never lost. Even till the end he'd deliver a few choice words with a small smile and a glint in eye. A simple service for family only will take place on Thursday, July 25th at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076, followed by a reception at Candy's home for close friends and relatives. Donations in his memory may be made to the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging or Beit T'Shuvah. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 25, 2013
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