JOSEPH KOLKER

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Dr. JOSEPH KOLKER  

Passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2014. Born in Washington, DC, 1921 (to Sara and Sam Kolker); married 70 years to Frances ne: Kressin, whom he had known and loved since kindergarten. Graduated George Washington University and George Washington Medical School (B.A.,M.D.). Internship and residency at Mt. Sinai, 1943 - 1945. Served in the Navy aboard USS Repose (hospital ship) in Tsingtao, China, 1945 -1947. Entered Psychoanalytic training after the war. Joined staff of Downstate University and Mt. Sinai hospital, NY. Became liaison psychiatrist under Dr. Henry Dolger to the Diabetic Medical service for 30 years until 2005. Private practice from 1950 until 2010. On the staff of Bellevue's Psychiatric clinic until his death. President of the Psychoanalytic Association of NY (PANY)1985 and 1986. Loved, cherished, and will missed deeply by his wife, Frances, his sister and brothers, his children Susan Finkel, Jeanne Stern, in-laws Derek Stern, Suzan Kolker, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Predeceased by his son, William Kolker in 2012 and son-in-law, Donald Finkel in 1999. Funeral will be Sunday, April 27, 12:45 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Chapel, Amsterdam and 76th, New York City, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Mt. Sinai Department of Psychiatry, George Washington University or UJA.


Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 26, 2014
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