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Dr. Leon Tec

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Dr. Leon Tec
Westport Psychiatrist and Author
DR. LEON TEC, noted Westport psychiatrist and author of the best selling book, The Fear of Success, passed away of natural causes Saturday January 19th, 2013. Dr. Tec was born in Baranowicze, Poland on July 1st, 1919. His medical studies at Stefan Batory Medical School in Vilnius, Lithuania, were cut short by the events of World War II. He fled Europe for Palestine in 1940 and completed his studies in 1944 at St. Joseph's University in Beirut, Lebanon.
After serving as a doctor in the Israeli War of Independence, he traveled to New York to study psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital. After his residency, he completed a two year fellowship in Child Psychiatry and served on the faculty at Bellevue for six years thereafter. In 1960 he moved to Westport, Connecticut to serve as Medical Director of the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center. Dr. Tec maintained a thriving private practice until his death. He is a Life Fellow of several American and foreign psychiatrist associations. He is the author of three books, The Fear of Success (1976), Targets (1980) and Adventure and Destiny (1999) as well as more than 70 scientific articles in national and international journals. For many years his columns on parenting appeared in The New York Times and other newspapers, including The Westport News. From 1972 to 1979 he hosted a weekly radio program: Conversations with Dr. Tec.
He is survived by his wife Dr. Nechama Tec and his two children Leora Tec of Lexington, MA and Roland Tec of New York, NY and his grandchildren Liam and Rome Gandelsman. Services will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport, CT, with interment following at Temple Israel Cemetery on Richards Avenue in Norwalk, CT. The Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.
Published in The Hour on Jan. 1, 1900
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