Richard Gerald SHUGARMAN
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SHUGARMAN, Richard Richard Gerald Shugarman, born in Baltimore, MD on February 6, 1940 passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020. He was the eldest son of Louis and Jeanne Shugarman of Baltimore, MD. Richard graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He did his medical internship at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore followed by three years of ophthalmology residency at the Baltimore Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Charity Hospital and a retina fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Following two years of active duty in the United States Army, he came to Palm Beach County in January 1971 and practiced here continuously since then. During his 48 years in private practice he served on the medical staff of several local hospitals including time as Chief of Ophthalmology at JFK Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center. He has been President of the Palm Beach County Ophthalmologic Society and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, served on the Board of Counselors for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and was on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He also served on the State of Florida Board of Medicine. Over the years he served on the boards and as president of many charitable and religious institutions including Temple Israel, Union of Reform Judaism, and the U.S. Holocaust Museum. He also served on the Fourth District Court of Appeals nominating commission. He was a Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami where he taught residents and medical students on a regular basis. He served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology surgical care committee and was Editor of Comprehensive Ophthalmology of the Academy's ONE network. He was a volunteer at Caridad Center in Boynton Beach which is the largest free medical clinic in Florida. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rhona Shugarman; son Keith Shugarman (Megan) of Annapolis, MD; daughter Marcy Shugarman (Paul Wolkoff) of Atlanta, GA; son Todd Shugarman (Caren) of Potomac, MD; grandchildren Sydney and Braden of Potomac, MD and Nathaniel and Theodore of Annapolis, MD. Also survived by his brothers Joel Shugarman (Gail) and Mark Shugarman (Mel) and their children. Donations to Temple Israel, 1901 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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Published in Palm Beach Daily News on May 24, 2020.
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June 21, 2020
Rhona - from the time I met Richard at Maryland Medical School, we became friends and colleagues as we both practiced Ophthalmology in South Florida and taught at BPEI. Marcia, Bill and the rest of our family send our deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Henry Trattler MD and Family
Henry Trattler MD
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May 31, 2020
Super nice guy, bright, accomplished and pious. My condolences to his family. My family loved speaking with him; the synagogue, the gym and our favorite delis!
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May 27, 2020
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May 25, 2020
MY DEAR SHUGARMAN FAMILY

I AM SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT DICK...HE TRULY LOVED HIS FAMILY...THEY WERE NUMER ONE WHERE HE WAS CONCERNED. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BOOKING TRIPS FOR THEM AROUND THE WORLD. DICK HAD SUCH WANDERLUST AND HE WANTED TO TRAVEL EVERYWHERE AND I FEEL HIS DREAMS WERE FULFILLED. I WILL MISS HIS WARM VOICE ON THE TELEPHONE AND ALL HIS SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR HIS BELOVED WIFE. HE EVEN SENT ME SYDNEY'S GRAPHIC TENNIS SHOE DESIGNS AS HE WAS SO PROUD OF HER.

THINKING OF ALL OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME...
SYBIL KOLODNY
May 25, 2020
To the Shugarman Family: My deepest condolences on the passing of Richard. He was a dedicated, well-respected physician and a friendly colleague. His presence will be missed. May you all take comfort from the fine memories he leaves behind. My thoughts are with you.
Keith D. Meyer, M.D.
May 25, 2020
ay his soul RIP
Diane Kivo
Friend
May 25, 2020
Dick was the Father of my best friend Todd Shugarman. He was also my doctor, my Mothers doctor & a good friend to me too. As a result, I have had the sincere pleasure of knowing Dick, Rhona & their family for more than 30 years. In addition, to being an excellent physician he was a wonderful parent, a caring friend & one of most intelligent individuals I have ever known. I will treasure the memories of our conversations & many lunches together. In the end, Dick lived life to its fullest & he never allowed grass to grow under his feet so to speak. He was also a consummate professional & a prince in every way. I will miss him deeply. May he Rest In Peace.
With love & affection,
Steven ❤❤
P.S. The attached photo was taken in March 2020 two & a half months before Dick passed away. It was the last time I saw & spent time with him.
Steven Lefton Sharp
Friend
May 24, 2020
RG as I would call him was one of the most giving people I've ever known.
I'd worked with him years ago, and found him to be the ultimate professional.
He will be sorely missed.
RIP RG
Bruce Prince
Friend
May 24, 2020
To the family of Dr. Shugarman,
We would like to express our deepest condolences. We remember fondly the amazing impact that Dr. Shugarman made on our Family here at Clear Vue Eye Center. Sending prayers to you all. Sincerely , Dr. Monique Barbour and staff.
Monique Monique Barbour
Coworker
May 24, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. He was an excellent doctor who I admired and respected.
Thomas Newhouse
Friend
May 24, 2020
Dick was truly larger than life, and what a life of accomplishments and service with love he lead. He will never be forgotten.
Tom and Pat Shebell
Friend
May 24, 2020
Always a gentleman
Lauren Rosecan
Friend
May 24, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to Dick, Rhona and their Family. He was such a special person and will truly be missed.
Mary Ann Ceccarelli
Friend
May 23, 2020
Dick Sherman was one of the kindest most caring men I have ever met. It was an honor to know him.
Tim Carew
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