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Born in Krugersdorp, South Africa, 19 September 1933. Died Woodbridge, CT, 19 September 2018. A gentle patriarch, Lenny lived a magnificent life, one of joy, accomplishment and boundless generosity, all infused with his irrepressible humor. An MD by age 22, he was a deeply compassionate surgeon who embodied the ideals enshrined in the Hippocratic oath, and a beloved and revered teacher. For almost 40 years he was Professor of Orthopedics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In his youth he was a fierce water polo player who helped earn his country the gold at the 1953 Maccabi Games. He lived his life deeply in love with his wife Sandra, and was an exceptional father to Jon-Marc, Simone, Anton and Tamsyn, and a fantastic grandfather, uncle, brother, cousin, son, nephew and in-law. The funeral will be held at 2pm on 20 September, 2018 at Sharon Gardens, 273 Lakeview Ave., Valhalla, NY 10595. Evening prayers will be held at 88 River Rd., Nyack, NY at 7pm. Please make donations to Blythedale Childrens Hospital, blythedale.org/ donate-now

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Published in New York Times on Sep. 20, 2018.
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September 21, 2018
May the good and kindness he showed towards all those whose hearts were touched by his generous and giving spirit bring comfort to the family during this sad and difficult time. God keep those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. Psalms 116:15.
September 21, 2018
May Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. John 17:3
September 21, 2018
As an orthopedic resident in the 1980's, I looked forward to Dr. Seimon's unusual cases he presented during grand rounds. Always out of the ordinary, but got you thinking about other ways to treat injuries and diseases. Seems like we all imitated his accent in a fun way (like we New Yorkers had no accent!) and ended our presentations with "he'll do beautifully" or "he returned to international sport" (you had to be there). He had a great sense of humor but had a way of commanding your respect. And who can forget the "bwana" safari suits that even Dr. Habermann wore!! Thanks for the memories Lenny, thanks for the training. When it came to instrumenting across the facet joints, you were WAY ahead of your time in the spine.
September 21, 2018
Sending our condolences to the Seimon family during this sad and difficult time. Lennie was a remarkable man who dedicated his life to the service of others. He will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers are with you.
Michael and Therese Piegdon
September 20, 2018
Sending heart felt sympathy to the Seimon family during this sad and difficult time. Our prayers and love are with you. Lenny was a man , who in our minds was devoted to the service of others. We have no doubt he is now receiving his reward for his endeavors . With much love, michael and Therese Piegdon
September 20, 2018
A gentleman, a scholar, an educator, a great surgeon, a treasured colleague. It was a privilege to have known him and to have been mentored by him.
Kathy Silverman
September 20, 2018
Such an extraordinary man -- I was privileged to know him.
Regina Kelly
September 20, 2018
Wishing you all long life and thinking of you. We have fond memories of Lennie
Rachelle and Barry Simon
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