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TISHLER, Peter Verveer Age 83, of Watertown, formerly of Brookline, died on Monday, January 18, 2021. He was the beloved and loving husband of Sigrid Lemlein Tishler, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Boston to the late Max and Elizabeth Verveer Tishler, he grew up in New Jersey and attended Harvard College. Peter's memory will be cherished by his devoted children, Jordan Tishler and his wife Lori, Alison Tishler and her fiancé, Craig Carpenter, and his loving grandchildren, Alexander Lee Cantrell and his fiancée, Lexi Lang, Joshua Max Cantrell, Benjamin Tishler Cantrell, and Rebecca Elise (Ellie) Tishler. Peter also leaves behind his brother, Carl Tishler and his wife Bonnie Katz of Columbus, OH, as well as his nephew, Jake Tishler and his wife Molly Hersh. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Steven Cantrell. Other relatives, many friends, colleagues, and generations of trainees remember him with fondness. A graduate of Yale School of Medicine, Peter was the consummate academic physician. He loved the care of patients, research, and teaching at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the West Roxbury Veteran's Administration Hospital, and Boston City Hospital. He trained generations of residents and never forgot his own teachers at the former Boston City Hospital. He was an avid gardener, growing orchids and participating in land conservation. He loved music and never missed a piano recital by any of his grandchildren. He instilled in his children and grandchildren both a love of nature and a strong social conscience. Services will be held privately due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Peter's memory to either Dr. Dickerson's Dementia Research Program via, or to the Mount Grace Land Conservation via Stanetsky Memorial Chapels Brookline 617-232-9300

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
To Peter's Family, We sure miss you Ziggy and will keep you in out thoughts and prayers! You took great care of your precious husband, Sylvia and Phil
Sylvia Quatrale
January 21, 2021
Years ago as he was compiling the database of safe and unsafe drugs for AIP, I sent Dr. Tishler a list of problem drugs for me as well as a list of safe drugs. He interacted with me and was very helpful. He left us a wonderful referral list. Before that much was guesswork. I will forever be grateful to him.
Sharon Doty
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