Dr. Seymour "Sy" Himelman

Dr. Seymour "Sy" Himelman

AGE: 86 • Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Seymour "Sy" Himelman, 86, died at his home in Palm Springs, CA on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, surrounded by his family. Sy had been a longtime resident of Lakewood NJ, and more recently of Long Branch NJ.

Born on Feb. 16, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, Sy served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. After attending college at University of Illinois and Dental School at University of Pennsylvania, Sy settled in Lakewood, NJ, and established a successful forty-year career as a Dentist in Toms River, NJ. Sy married Rae Shapiro and they lived in New Jersey until his retirement, when they established a second residence in Palm Springs, CA. Sy was an avid golfer; he enjoyed travel, good food, sports, politics, reading, and time with his wife.

Sy is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rae, and by his three children, Dr. Ronald Himelman of Rancho Mirage, CA, Debra Himelman of Brick, and Beth Loebenberg of Jerusalem, Israel. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sy was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cathedral City, CA on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 28, 2013