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Chester Monroe (Chet) Edelmann M.D. Jr. (1930 - 2013)

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Edelmann, Chester (Chet) Monroe, Jr., MD

Chester (Chet) Monroe Edelmann Jr. MD, 82, born in NY Dec 26, 1930 died on September, 19, 2013, after a courageous four year battle with cancer, Chester passed away peacefully at home with his family in attendance.Chet was an exceptional Father, renowned Physician, Research Scientist, and, most of all, Husband. During his 57 year tenure at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM,) he held many prestigious positions, including Senior Associate Dean and Most Distinguished University Professor of Pediatrics. Chet was the recipient of innumerable scientific awards and made tremendous academic contributions to medicine. He authored 43 scientific abstracts and was a member of 25 national and international medical societies. He received his BA from Columbia University in 1951and his MD degree from Cornell University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics as Chief Resident at BMHC.Chet is survived by his adoring wife of 60 years, Norma, three loving children: John, Christopher, and Kathy and his granddaughter, Jessica, he is also survived by his sister, Maida Heitner. Chet was a true Renaissance man; a lover of languages and their usage: a concert level pianist; a faithful patron of opera, the theatre and the philharmonic. He created fine furniture, was a loyal Mets fan, and enjoyed simple beauty. He was devoted to his wife and family, his patients, his church, science, his community and his country. He believed in excellence, honesty, integrity and above all, compassion. Chet was a rare man, contemplative, yet effective, who quietly found success in the improved health of his patients, in the happiness of his children and in the achievement of his students and colleagues. Chet touched the lives of countless people in many countries worldwide and will be missed by all, but primarily by his wife and children. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, all donations be sent to the following charities: Concordia College, Greenwich Hospital Oncology Unit, and the Sierra Club. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Oct. 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Sommer Center of Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. For a complete biography visit

Published in the from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2013
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