STEVEN MARC GRUNBERG, MD - SHELBURNE - Steven Marc Grunberg, MD, of Shelburne, died Sept. 22, 2013, in Burlington. He was born June 5, 1950, in Paterson, N.J., to Emanuel and Eleanor Grunberg. He married Kelly Grunberg, July 1, 1984, in Los Angeles, Calif. Steve received his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 1971. He completed his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in 1975. His residency was at the University of California, San Francisco, from 19751980. He then completed his medical oncology fellowship at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston. In 1981, he joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and then moved to the University of Vermont Cancer Center as a tenured professor in 1993. He was the current president of MASCC, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, and is internationally respected for his work in supportive care of cancer patients. He was a long-standing member of ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, serving as editor and collaborator on numerous committees. Locally, he was a member of the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, serving on the Board of Directors and as Past President. Steve has been recognized internationally for his expertise and dedication in the field of oncology. His research in cancer treatment and supportive care has been extensively published. For Steve, it was all about the patient. His tireless work in developing drug therapies to combat the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer therapy has impacted countless patients. Steve loved to travel. He was always searching for his next Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt. He enjoyed performing in community theater with Stowe Theatre Guild and Lyric Theatre. He also served on the board of Lyric Theatre. Steve was a wonderful husband and father. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was so proud of his daughters and supported them in all their endeavors. He had a huge heart and a kind nature. We will miss him. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and their daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Alexandra. He also leaves his mother, Eleanor; brother, Neil and his wife, Nancy, and their children, Samantha, Jesse, Victoria, and Zachary; a loving extended family; and cherished colleagues and friends. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with interment to follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. Thank you to FAHC MICU and Baird 4 for their care and compassion. A special thanks to Doctors Steven Ades, Farrah Khan, Garth Garrison, Ruth Heimann, and Mark Kris for their unwavering support these past months. Contributions in Steve's memory may be made to: feedingamerica.org
Published by The Burlington Free Press from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2013.