GEORGE W. NAUMBURG
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NAUMBURG--George W., Jr, M.D. died peacefully on September 14, 2014 at age 96. Dr. Naumburg was a psychiatrist and later in life a vintner. In addition to private practice, he worked and taught Adolescent Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. A pioneer, he founded a psychiatric hospital for adolescents in Manhattan that operated in the 1960's; and he also created North Salem Vineyard, the first winery in northern Westchester County that ran for over 40 years, closing on his retirement at age 88. For 50 winters, he and his wife built a community in their beloved Barbados. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Michelle R. Naumburg. He is the father of four children: Peter Naumburg, Eric Naumburg, M.D., Janet Naumburg (deceased), Elizabeth Naumburg, M.D. He has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. We remember him for his wit, his sage counsel and his exploratory spirit. Instead of flowers, please send donations to the Children's Defense Fund or Planned Parenthood of New York.


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Published in New York Times on Sep. 16, 2014.
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September 29, 2014
Uncle George, your advice and constant encouragement throughout my brother's and my childhood and adolescence has shaped us into who we are today. You gave us the confidence to take risks and question everything and everyone.
We will always carry the memory of you on the balcony at faraway smoking your pipe with us. We are so grateful that you were a part of our lives and we will miss you terribly.

Rest In Peace
Maria Ramsay
September 20, 2014
Betsy and family, we are sorry for the loss of George. Cherish the warm memories you have of him as he still lives in your heart.
Alex and RB Omo
September 18, 2014
George rest in peace. Thank you for your thoughtful presence in our lives. We will miss you at Faraway Cottage in Barbados. You truly were an inspiration to our children Maria and Mark, and your wisdom and advice will certainly be missed. To Michelle, how precious you were to him and to us. May you too come to treasure the joy he was to your live and to ours. God's Blessings. Love Michael and Gail Ramsay-Barbados
Gail Ramsay
September 18, 2014
A beautiful man who teaches great things and being helpful and kind, leave in are memories forever

Pablo and family
Pablo Rodriguez
September 17, 2014
Prayers and deep sympathy at this time of loss, may prayers and fond memories see you through
Daniel k
September 16, 2014
Dear Michelle,

Diane and I are so very sorry to hear about George. You two certainly did build a wonderful community in you beloved Barbados, which we are glad to have been able to share. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.

Sincerely,

Susan Ahlborn
Diane Johnson
Susan Ahlborn
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