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December 23, 1916 - August 31, 2015 Dr. Ronald Reuben passed away on August 31st, 2015 at the age of 98 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Ronald was the last surviving of six siblings born to Harry and Susie Reuben of Omaha, Nebraska. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Thelma (Passer). Loving father to Gayle Reisenbach of Beverly Hills and James (Sheryl) Reuben of San Francisco, adored grandfather of Amy Reisenbach and Aaron, Eric and Caroline Reuben. After graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical School, Ronald completed an Internship at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. In July 1942 after Pearl Harbor, Ronald enlisted in the Army where he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. as a Battalion Surgeon, rising to the rank of Major. He then returned to the Midwest for a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Medical School before finally making California home in 1948. Ronald earned his Board Certification in Pediatric Allergy at Los Angeles County Hospital and soon after went into private practice, while also joining the UCLA Clinical Pediatric staff and starting and running the Cedars Sinai Outpatient Pediatric Allergy Clinic for 30 years. He was a dedicated physician for seven decades, teaching hundreds of young doctors while doing pediatric rounds at U.C.L.A. and Cedars of Lebanon (later to become Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.) After retiring in his early 70's, he continued to do rounding with the staff for many years and attended Emeritus meetings at Cedars until well into his 90's. He was notably the longest serving Emeritus M.D on the Cedars staff. Over the course of several decades, Ronald was often stopped in restaurants or on the street by former patients who remembered him and thanked for the warmth and care he showed during the years he served as their pediatrician. When approached by the now grown up version of the child that was his patient, he would always take a moment to recognize them and he was unfailingly appreciative, polite and inquisitive about how their lives turned out. Ronald will be remembered for his humility, intelligence and compassion, and love of family. Funeral Services will be private. Donations in his memory can be made to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, the Southern Poverty Law Center or a .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2015
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