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Samuel Bojar, MD, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a psychiatrist and teacher, died April 21, 2011 at his home in Dedham at the age of 96. Born in New York, he grew up in Providence, RI, where he graduated from Brown University summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He earned a Masters degree at the University of Rochester and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1941. After an internship and residency at the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, he served in the US Army Medical Corps in World War II as a Captain and Chief Neuropsychiatrist at Fort McPherson in Atlanta. He did his Residency in Psychiatry at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital and then joined the Staff of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. In 1953, he co-founded the Harvard Medical Area Health Service, where he was Psychiatrist to the students, faculty and employees of the Harvard Medical, Dental, Public Health and Medical Science Graduate schools for 26 years. He held appointments as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Psychiatrist to the Harvard Health Service, and Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Divinity School, for which he designed and taught a Field Education course for Divinity School students. He was an active member of Congregation Mishkan Tefila for over 50 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the New England Home for Little Wanderers for 15 years. He was a Past President of the Massachusetts Society for Research in Psychiatry, a 50-year Member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Norfolk District Medical Society, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and a Life Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, and the International Psychoanalytic Association. He leaves his beloved wife of 64 years, Leah (Cohen) Bojar, a daughter, Dr. Judith Bojar and her husband, Prof. Richard Kaplan, of Champaign, IL, a son, Dr. Robert Bojar and his wife, Dr. Mercedes von Deck, of Waban, MA, and five grandchildren, David and Rachel Kaplan, and Alana, Rebecca, and Michelle Bojar. Funeral services were held at Congregation Mishkan Tefila on April 24, 2011. Remembrances may be made to Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to Newbridge on the Charles, 7000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026 or a charity of ones choice.

Published in The Brookline Tab from Apr. 27 to May 4, 2011
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