Home
Resources
More Obituaries for Nathaniel Kurnick
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Nathaniel B. Kurnick


1917 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Nathaniel B. Kurnick Obituary
November 8, 1917 - February 18, 2017 Nathaniel B. Kurnick, born in New York City, passed away at home in Huntington Beach, CA. The youngest member of the Harvard University Class of 1936, Dr. Kurnick was the last surviving member of the Harvard Medical School Class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during WWII, completing his internal medicine training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and research fellowships at the Rockefeller Institute and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He subsequently accepted faculty positions at Tulane, UCLA and UCI medical schools where he was a clinical professor of medicine, and practiced hematology/oncology at Long Beach Community Hospital for 24 years. During a long and productive career in academic medicine, Dr. Kurnick authored nearly 300 scientific publications, making significant contributions to the understanding of DNA, immune-mediated diseases and bone marrow transplantation. His memory is cherished by his beloved wife Sally (nee Kreeger), sons Dr. John E. (Luann) and Dr. James T. (Ellen), grandchildren David (Ricardo) and Katherine (Ever); Mattheus (Leslie) and Annika; and great-grandchildren Nia and Jossen. He is remembered with love and affection by Sally's children, Helen (James), Miriam (Dennis), Lynn (John), Glenn (Debbie), Bruce (Nancy), grandchildren Leah and Celsa; Roxanne and Elliot; Jacob and Isaac; Emily, Melissa, and Kevin; and Rachel, Rebecca and Danielle and great-grandson Kevin. He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy (nee Manheimer), their daughter Katherine Joan, and his sister Helen Greenberg. Dr. Kurnick attributed living into his 100th year to the loving care of his wives, Dorothy and Sally. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to: Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, or the Katherine Joan Kurnick Endowed Scholarship Fund, c/o Harvard Medical School, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22 West, Boston, MA 02215.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2017
Read More