Dr. Joseph Nader
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On Tuesday February 2, 2021 Dr. Joseph Nader M.D. passed away in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. He passed away of natural causes, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and devoted caregivers. He was only a few weeks away from his 88th Birthday.

Dr. Nader was a Cardiologist and Internist who practiced medicine uninterrupted for over 50 years in the Lehigh Valley. Medicine was his life and passion and he was deeply committed to serving and caring for the people of his community, no matter their circumstances.

He was born a twin with two brothers and two sisters in a small town in Colombia to Lebanese immigrant parents. He attended the prestigious Javeriana University Medical School in Bogota, Colombia and went on to Philadelphia for advanced medical training at the University of Pennsylvania finishing his residency at Hahnemann University Medical Center.

He penned a book about his own struggles, sacrifices, and journey to become a doctor; the book is titled "The Price to be a Doctor" and was published in both English and Spanish. He was an active member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Heart Association.

He is survived in the US by his wife of 57 years, Agnes; his two sons, Joseph 54 and Edmond 53 along with his older sister Helen and Younger sister Nazira residing in Colombia.

A memorial and celebration of his life will be organized at a date when we all may be together again.

Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home.

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Published in Morning Call on Feb. 4, 2021.
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February 16, 2021
So sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was always there for the family over the many years he practiced. Always a gentleman who was calm and kind.
Alice & Howie George
February 14, 2021
Dr. Nader was such a thoughtful, caring physician who offered kindness and compassion to those whose lives he touched. He had such a gentle spirit and was a beautiful light in the Sacred Heart community. My deepest condolences to his family and friends, and my deepest gratitude to him for his genuine concern and compassion for others. May he rest gently in eternal peace.
Monica Hodges RN
Coworker
February 10, 2021
Dr. Nader was a top notched doctor. He was a great, devoted and caring person. He will be missed in our community.
Darlene Ruark
Acquaintance
February 7, 2021
Dr. Nader was always kind and gentle when our paths crossed as he was caring for a patient or we were just walking by each other in the hospital hallway. Many patients were fortunate enough to call him their physician. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Anita Ambler, RN
February 5, 2021
It was an honor to "grow up" as a doctor with him as an elder in our wonderful little hospital.

Always meant to read his book. On it for real now.
Rae Connolly
Coworker
February 5, 2021
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Jane, Ryan Roth & Family
February 5, 2021
A truly good and kind human❤ He will be missed!
Sue Hecker
Coworker
February 5, 2021
Mrs. Nader, Joe and Ed,
Sorry for your loss. I remember Dr. Nader being kind, low key and hard working. RIP,Sir.
Chris Prorok
Friend
February 5, 2021
I knew Dr. Nader when I worked at Allentown Hospital in 1973. He was the kindest and caring physician he was loved by everyone. RIP sincere condolences. Sue Weber Bergey
Susan F Bergey
Coworker
February 4, 2021
Dr. Nader was one of the kindest physicians I ever met and always took the time to answer and explain my questions when he had a patient of mine. Memory Eternal.
Naomi Solomon, RN (retired)
February 4, 2021
Dr. Nader read EKGs at Sacred Heart for many years and we all enjoyed working in the EKG department with him. It was so sad to hear of his passing. Would like to express deepest condolences to his family at this difficult and sad time. You are in my prayers.
Doris Balzer
Coworker
February 4, 2021
Dearest Agnes .. This was a very sad day seeing this news .. Our Deepest Condolences to you and your Sons .. We. Will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts.. Mr and Mrs Eli Dergham
Naifeh Dergham
Friend
February 4, 2021
Joe was a great and compassionate physician who gave his life to medicine and his patients. I knew Joe for years as our offices were across the hall from each other. His patients will remember him fondly and miss him. Rest in Peace, Joseph.
David M. Caccese, M.D.
Coworker
February 4, 2021
Agnes, Joseph and Edmond,
May we all find comfort in knowing that you played a wonderful part in a beautiful well-lived life. Joe will be remembered for his kindness, his knowledge, his trait of always showing up when you needed him. Joe gave second chances in life to many of his friends and patients. We will remember him with grace and love because we are all just walking each other home. Love Maryann and Ortelio
Maryann Cressman
Family
February 4, 2021
I am deeplly saddened to learn of Joe passing,he was always very kind compassionate and caring to all ,a very wise soul who fulfilled exactly what he was meant to do on this earth.
John Moses
Family
February 4, 2021
Dear Mrs. Nader, Joseph and Edward,
I and my family wish to extend my sincere heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. He was a man who inspired many by his genuine care, compassion for his patients, and family, a True Leader. I will sadly miss him as well as many others he inspired and helped during his career and his philanthropy. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. May God give you the strength to overcome this loss now and in the days to come
Jane, Ryan and family
Friend
February 4, 2021
My condolences to the Nader family on the passing of Dr. Nader. I worked with him at Sacred Heart Hospital in the EKG department for many years. His love and devotion for his family and his work were quite evident and he will be missed. May he rest in eternal peace.
Kathi Mory
Coworker
February 3, 2021
Dearest Agnes, Joseph and Edmond,
My warmest heartfelt condolences on the death of your husband and father. He was a lovely man and a dear friend to me. I will forever cherish our friendship. May he rest in eternal peace. Connie Boyle
Connie Boyle
Friend
February 3, 2021
Dear Aunt Agnes, Joe, and Ed,

I’m saddened to learn of Uncle Joe’s passing but take comfort in the fact you were all able to be together in his final hours. I also have comfort in the fond memories of the kind, caring, intelligent sole he was. I’m honored and fortunate to have known him. All my love to you.
Mario Moses
Family
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