Nelson Mark Braslow KINGSTON- Nelson Mark Braslow, 68, died on Monday, July 9, 2018, in the arms of his wife and surrounded by his loving family. Born July 4, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Jack and Clare (Kravitz) Braslow. Nelson is survived by Rosanne, his wife of 24 years; his children, Laura (Michelle) Braslow, Joshua Braslow, MD, and David (Kathleen) Braslow and his granddaughter Brianne; his brother, Norman (Randee) Braslow, MD; niece, Allyson; nephew, Matthew, his aunts and cousins, and his cat, Ziggy. Nelson was a 1975 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He specialized in Pulmonary Critical Care and Internal Medicine. He spent his undergraduate years at Albright College, earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA from Wilkes University. After leaving an academic career in Boston, he was the Director of Critical Care at Kingston Hospital from 1982 through 1994, and later worked in administrative roles in health care. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Physician Executives and will be well remembered for his clinical expertise and compassion. Nelson was known for his dry wit, and his vast breadth of knowledge on topics ranging from wine to philosophy. He read extensively and loved to talk about books, whether it was nonfiction or science fiction. Much of his leisure time was spent building computers. He was genuinely interested in the people around him and appreciated the opportunity to get to know someone better through their stories. He sought a deeper understanding of the world around him. Nelson was generous with his time, his opinions, and his resources, and proudly supported public television and radio. Nelson leaves behind a broad circle of family, friends, and colleagues who will sorely miss his shining intellect and unique presence. He was a kind man whose life greatly enriched the lives of those around him.
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Published in the Daily Freeman from Jul. 12 to Jul. 15, 2018.