Dr. Martin Lawrence Sorger

Cedar Grove, New Jersey


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Dr. Martin Lawrence Sorger, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather and physician, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Dr. Sorger dedicated his life to helping others through the practice of medicine. He received a B.A. from Hamilton College, an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and performed his orthopaedic residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital (Columbia University). Loved by his patients for not only his skill but also his kindness, Dr. Sorger practiced orthopaedics for over 30 years at The Montclair Orthopaedic Group in Glen Ridge, N.J., and received, among many accolades, the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Outstanding Physician Award and induction into the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Dr. Sorger also devoted his time to sharing his knowledge and passion for medicine as an assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at both Columbia University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. An astute businessman as well, Dr. Sorger served on many boards of directors, including the Mountainside Hospital Foundation Board, the Miix Insurance Company, MD Advantage, and The Montclair Kimberley Academy. Perhaps his greatest quality, however, was his devotion to his wife, Susan; children, Andrew and John and Marissa Tracey; daughters-in-law, Jill and Brooke Sorger, and grandchildren, Maxwell, Samantha, Harrison and Jane Sorger and Olivia and Isabel Tracey. A private family graveside service will be held. Shiva will be observed at Dr. Sorger's home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 5p.m. to 9 p.m. Donations can be made to "The Trustees of Columbia University In Memory of Dr. Martin Sorger/Dr. Iwamoto's Research" and sent to Columbia University Medical Center, Office of Development, 100 Haven Ave., Suite 29D, New York, N.Y. 10032 Attn: Mathew Reals. For additional information, please call J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove at (973) 239-4200.

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I was very sad to hear of Dr. Sorger's passing. My deepest condolences to the Sorger family on the loss of Dr. Sorger. He was a great doctor and a great man. I remember the family from growing up in Montclair. We lived around the corner from the family on Wayside Place. I believe Dr. Sorger even treated my dad a few years ago. I know first hand how difficult it is losing someone who means so much to you. I lost my dad three years ago, also in the month of May. My heart goes out to all of you,...

No words can express the sadness I feel hearing today of this loss! Dr. Sorger held a special place in my heart as my loyal, valued travel client, then my orthopedic doctor. A genuine kind loving man! I am so sad for all of his family, especially Sue...respectfully, Dale Litvany

Kayla and Sheldon S. Cohen
2323 Bryant Ave.
Evanston, Il. 60201

My deepest sympathy is extended to the entire Sorger family on the passing of my former boss, Dr. Sorger. I had the great privilege of assisting Dr. Sorger at Montclair Orthopedic Group for 10 years as his personal Secretary. I was always amazed on how Dr. Sorger could juggle an extremely busy surgery schedule at the hospital and then see 40 patients in the afternoon with grace. I admired his genuine dedication to healing his patients, his natural kindness to all he met, and his sharp...

Love you Uncle Marty...

To the entire Sorger family-
I was sorry to learn of Dr. Sorger's passing. I worked for him for several years in the mid to late 70's and learned so much from him. As my employer and as a physician/surgeon one would be hard pressed to find a kinder, more ethical, dedicated and compassionate man and I will continue to remember him fondly.
My deepest condolences to all of you.

he always had a smile on his face at holiday time.....may he forever be in the palm of God's hand.....vivian and john poppenberg