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Harvey C. Gonick


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Harvey C. Gonick Obituary
April 10, 1930 - April 6, 2017 From quiet beginnings in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to hectic decades spent as a busy physician, professor, researcher, husband, father and stepfather in Los Angeles, Harvey Gonick lived a life characterized by excellence and productivity. After graduating from medical school at U.C. San Francisco, Harvey interned at Peter Bent Brigham, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He spent the first year of a Renal Fellowship with Dr. Arnold Relman at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. After his Fellowship, he served as a Captain in the Air Force, stationed in Weisbaden, Germany. Harvey established the first dialysis center in Europe as part of his military contribution. Harvey finished his training at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, working under Dr. Charles Kleeman, a pioneer in Nephrology and a beloved teacher. After completing his Residency and Fellowship in Nephrology, he began a three-year stint as a Clinical Investigator at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Harvey then served as the Associate Chief of Nephrology at UCLA for a decade. After leaving UCLA, he undertook a combined career in private practice and research. He later served as the Clinical Chief of Nephrology for Cedars Sinai Hospital. Harvey was a prolific researcher and writer, editing 23 books relating to the understanding and treatment of kidney disease, as well as publishing countless scientific papers. Harvey was a devoted father to his children, Teri Hakomori and Stefan Gonick. In 1967, he married Gloria Granz Gonick, with whom he shared nearly 50 years of marriage and a passion for travel, learning, social dancing and theatre. Harvey was a loving stepfather to Julie Horenstein and Suzanne (Horenstein) Segal. He treasured his relationship with his sister, Gail Stein, and her family. Later in life, he delighted in time spent with his seven grandchildren. In his retirement years, Harvey participated wholeheartedly in the education provided by the Plato Society. Harvey Gonick enjoyed a life well-lived and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m., at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 North Sepulveda Blvd. Donations in Harvey's memory may be made to the at https://team.kidney.org/campaign/gonick.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2017
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