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Dr. Julian Neistadt


1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Julian Neistadt Obituary
1924 - 2017 Dr. Julian Neistadt was born on October 25, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dr. Charles Neistadt and Carrie Neistadt. He had two sisters, Myrle Freedman (deceased) and Shirley "Babe" Hendrickson (deceased). Julian was educated in the public schools of Baltimore, and then was drafted into the United States Army following high school. He served his country in the medical unit until the end of World War II. Following his military discharge, he attended Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania under the GI Bill, majoring in Biology. He graduated with Honors in 1949, and became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Julian then attended Medical School at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1952. He did his residency at George Washington University, and went on to become a General Surgeon. Julian met and married his wife, Helen Neistadt, in Philadelphia, remaining married until Helen's death in 1993. After Julian and Helen were married in 1953, they moved to New York City where Julian did a surgical oncology residency at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. While living in New York, their daughter, Kim, was born. In 1960, with their infant daughter, they drove across the country in a 1957 Chevy Convertible, and ultimately settled in Glendale, California. Their daughter, Tracy, was born shortly after their arrival in California. Julian initially worked as a General Surgeon in private practice, but later moved to Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, working there until his retirement. Julian, a highly respected surgeon, specialized in thyroid and cancer surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Julian was also an artist, and enjoyed painting and taking art classes. Following the death of his beloved wife, Helen, Julian found companionship with Barbara Freeman. They enjoyed their grandchildren, friends and travelling together for 22 years. Julian passed away on June 9, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living of Studio City, California at the age of 92. Julian always will be remembered for his great sense of humor, inquisitive mind and generosity to others. He is survived by his two daughters, Kim Neistadt and Tracy Neistadt, his sons-in-law, Steve Nemeth and Mike Schonenberg, and his grandchildren, A.J. Schonenberg and Kendall Schonenberg. A Celebration of Life Party honoring Julian's life will be held on July 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale, California.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 7 to July 9, 2017
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