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PINTEA--Marcel. Dr. Marcel J. Pintea passed away on November 22, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, and physician who served the New York community for three decades. He grew up in northern Romania and graduated from St. Agnes High School in Manhattan. He attended NYU, and subsequently went to Medical School in Italy where he met Anna, his wife of 38 years. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, at which point he entered into private practice. He remained on staff at Mount Sinai for many years. He devoted his life to caring for his patients and his family above all else. All those who knew Marcel remember him for his good humor, generosity, and dedication. Dr. Pintea leaves behind his loving wife and three grown children, Michelle, Andrew, and Matthew, as well as many friends and colleagues among the medical community. A private memorial service will be held at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home on Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kids v Cancer, an organization he believed in and supported for many years, would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 26, 2020.
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January 17, 2021
Dr. Pintea was first and foremost a remarkable human being. As such, this transferred to the care he gave his patients. Being one for over 25 years, I witnessed his expertise, compassion and love of the human race. It is a tragedy for his family and I hope they realize all of their sacrifices for his patients are truly appreciated. My deepest condolences.
Carol Sforza
January 14, 2021
I'm so sorry about his passing. I was his patient. He was a wonderful caregiver. I met his wife once in the office and I'm sending her and his Family my deepest sorrow.
Gizella Hernandez
December 28, 2020
Marcel was like my brother, my life stopped when he passed away, he was a wonderful person, ,, abel
Jesus fonseca
December 16, 2020
Dr. Pintea was caring, patient and an incredible physician. He functioned not only as my families cardiologist and internist but our friend, psychologist and advocate. If there are more physicians out there like Dr. Pintea , I have yet to meet them. His family should take a tiny bit solace that while their husband and father may be gone, his memory lives on with many of us. The Katz, Cohen and Goldstein family all send their heart felt condolences. May his memory be blessed.
Abraham katz
December 8, 2020
Such an amazing person, he was an absolutely wonderful man. I was so lucky to have met him through my colleague from work, who recommended him to me. He has helped me immensely, I don't think he can ever be replaced. I am very sorry and heart broken to hear that he passed away. My deepest condolences to his spouse and children. May he rest in eternal peace. God Bless
Emilia Bevilacqua McCauley
December 8, 2020
Such a wonderful caring person, doctor and I'm sure friend to everyone. He took such good care of his patients, I helped me immensely in the last few years. I am heart broken to hear that he passed away, My deepest sympathy to his wife, children and family.
Emilia McCauley
November 26, 2020
We share the loss of this fine man and doctor who gave so much to others. He was taken much too soon, but we will long remember his caring and competence. Our heartfelt condolences to Anna, Michelle, Andrew and Matthew.
Beth Green and Michael Prigoff
November 26, 2020
Doctor Pintea has been my doctor for over twenty-five years, he saved my life back when I met him in 98. He was always one step ahead of my illness, no matter work read, somehow he knew that my body was going through complications. Not only was he my health care provider, but a dear friend. My condolences go out to his family, friends, staff, and all those who knew him. He will forever be in my heart and mind. May he be forever in our heavenly father's merciful loving arms.
Jose Almodovar (Longtime patient and friend)
November 26, 2020
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor
November 26, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful coworker and countryman! I will remember you and carry your memory with respect and honor!
Miki Marinescu-Colea
November 26, 2020
a wonderful caring man and doctor who cared about his patients and the people he worked with
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