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SCHLECKER--Austin, M.D. The Medical Staff of Maimonides Medical Center is so deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Austin Schlecker. Dr. Schlecker was a doctors doctor. He was at Maimonides Medical Center for 63 years in the Department of Medicine. He was always involved in so many areas of the hospital. He was President of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Scientific Session of the Maimonides Day event, Chairman of the Medical Staff Ethics and Practices Committee and also served on so many other committees He was a wonderful teacher to the house staff. He contributed so much of his expertise, knowledge and advice to everyone. He was still practicing medicine and his patients adored him. He will be sorely missed by all his colleagues, patients and friends. Sincere condolences are extended to his entire family. Edward Chapnick, MD, President; Harry Adler, M.D., President-Elect; Monica Ghitan, M.D., Secretary; Juan Kupferman, M.D., Treasurer; George Neiderman, M.D., Past-President

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Published in New York Times on Jul. 18, 2019.
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August 11, 2019
I will always remember dr. Schlecker as one of the finest people and one of the most outstanding doctors I've ever known. He was my mother's doctor for years, he was my doctor and he also treated my son.

Not only was dr. Schlecker very intelligent, but he was a very caring and compassionate human being. I always looked forward to my appointments with him. There were occasions where I was feeling sick, and that is why I made the appointment. Just the fact that dr. Schlecker walked into the room and kindly ask me why I was here to see him made me feel better instantly.

When God made dr. Schlecker, he threw away the mold. There are very few people like him. He was very special to me and my family, and he will be forever missed.
Gay Snyder
July 18, 2019
Dr Schlecker was my attending when I was an intern and resident at Maimonides in 1964-65. He was a model of a clinical teacher and I remember him with great fondness and appreciation.
Allan Naarden
July 18, 2019
Dr. Schlecker was a kind and caring soul.He was a wonderful doctor with the patience of a saint. Austin was a good friend. Hew will be missed.
sondra/Norman Gechlik
July 18, 2019
Austin Schlecker was my Chief Resident at Maimonides Hospital when I was an intern there in 1955-1956. We were friends ever since. His beloved wife Lucille went to school with my wife Marlyne (a coincidence) and always was arranging a shidduch with our 4 daughters and 3 granddaughters. Although it never happened, our double connection was very special. Dr. Schlecker also took care of my brother Howard for decades. The world mourns two very precious people.
Richard Scher
July 17, 2019
Dr Schlecker cared for my grandmother
and my parents for many years. They should wait hours to see him. But always worth his professionalism and excellent diagnostic skills. Rest in peace.
Helane Brachfeld -Colvin
July 17, 2019
Austin was a gentle & inspiring teacher & a caring, thorough physician. He will be greatly missed.
Alan Sacerdote
July 17, 2019
Dr. Austin Schlecker treated three generations of my family with a tremendous amount of dignity, respect and unending dedication. He was a brilliant physician and astute educator. He will be missed, but certainly never forgotten. Now it's time for you to rest in eternal peace with your beloved wife, Lucille. May the Almighty comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Jeffrey DiMaio
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