Richard (Rick) Irwin Caesar, M.D.
Feb 18, 1952 -
July 16, 2014
Born to Sidney and Florence (Levy) Caesar in New York, NY., he moved to Beverly Hills, CA. at age 15. After winning the Southern California State Basketball Championship as a 6'8" senior at Beverly Hills High, he attended Yale Univ. and majored in English. After his 2nd year he took a year off "to write poetry and work on his beard." He later used his degree to write book reviews. He attended medical school at UC Davis and then worked as an ER doctor for 18 years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. He enjoyed reading, skiing, the outdoors, exercise, and a good movie.
He was married to Marcy McNeilly for 7 yrs. In 2002, he married Alisa Jaspers and moved to Eugene. He worked in Addiction Medicine at Serenity Lane Treatment Center. He died from complications from a 2012 surgery.
He is survived by his wife Alisa; and his sons Elijah (8) and Rowan (4); and sisters Karen Caesar (Tim Carroll) and Michele Glad. A funeral service will be held at 11AM Tues. July 22, 2014 at St. Alice Catholic Church with a reception to follow.
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jul. 20, 2014.