Thaddeus "Ted" Stabholz M.D.
Stabholz, M.D.,
Thaddeus (Ted)
died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 22. Dr. Stabholz was born in Warsaw, Poland on October 16, 1916. Before the outbreak of World War II, he attended the medical school of the prestigious University of Warsaw. However, the Nazi occupation of Poland interrupted his studies. The Nazis incarcerated all the Jews of Warsaw along with him in the Warsaw Ghetto. Despite the most horrible conditions in the ghetto, the underground medical school was created. Dr. Stabholz attended the school for almost 2 1/2 years. Lectures were held from 1-4 a.m. seven times a week. The medical students during the day worked in the hospital, which overflowed with patients with such illnesses as typhus and hunger disease as well as with Jews who were badly shot just for the sport by the S.S. The medical students worked 12 hours a day. After the liquidation of the ghetto, Dr. Stabholz was "lucky" to escape the extermination camp of Treblinka, where over 300,000 Warsaw Jews were gassed. For the next two years, Dr. Stabholz was incarcerated in five concentration camps which included Auschwitz and Dachau. The American Army liberated him from Dachau on April 30, 1945. On liberation, Dr. Stabholz weighed 70 pounds. It took three months of intensive care to keep him alive. In 1947, he married Eva Weinstein. Together they arrived in New York City late in 1948. In 1949, Dr. Stabholz was admitted to the Medical School in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated in 1953. After graduation, he and his family moved to Fremont, Ohio. He practiced medicine there from 1955 to 1966. In December 1966, he moved to Canton. In 1967 and 1968, he worked at Aultman Hospital Emergency Room. In 1969, he opened his private practice. The office was first on Schneider Road and then on Easton. He retired on January 1, 1994. Dr. Stabholz also worked in Mercy Medical Center's Emergency Room. He was a staff member at Mercy for almost 25 years. He was a member of Ohio State Medical Society and Stark County Medical Association. In May of 2003, Dr. Stabholz was honored by being selected as a Stark County Wall of Fame Citizen of Honor. Dr. Stabholz is the author of the book "Siedem Piekiet" (Seven Hells) which was a detailed memoir on his life during the Holocaust. The book has been translated from Polish into English and Hebrew. He also gave hundreds of talks about his experiences in the Holocaust so that people would know what prejudice against any group could lead to. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Henyrk Stabholz; mother, Sabina Marianstrass Stabholz; cousins, Dr. Ludvig and Mietek Stabholz' and his wife, Eva. Dad was a gentleman whose smile would light up a room. He was a caring and compassionate physician. For those who knew him he was an inspiration. He had a delightful sense of humor, loved to tell stories and talk about current events and science. His memory will be cherished by his two daughters, Peggy and Liz Stabholz and Tatra, the family dog of Canton, Ohio. Also by his loving cousins, Jean Leibler of Springfield, NJ, Orit Grober, Dr. Adam Stabholz, Joseph Stabholz and Sophia Yekutieli, all of Israel. His many friends of whom he was a blessing and whom enriched his life are Barbara Turkeltaub and her children, Mark and Esther, Sally Lifshitz, Tom and Mrs. Mino, Gary Sirak, Rick and Nancy Hilles, Ford Robertson, Shirley and Max Colleta, Hariett Bean and Sylvia Pozarik. The family would also like to thank Dr. Haut, Dr. Kimbell, Dr. Fabre, Dr. Bautista, Dr. Nuchikat and their staff as well as the Mercy Medical staff who helped provide outstanding care to Dad. According to his wishes, Dr. Stabholz will be cremated. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday 2 p.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home with Rabbi Leah Herz and Rabbi John Spitzer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations in his memory to Jewish Family Services, Mercy Medical Center or The Cancer Society.
Arnold 330-456-7291
www.arnoldfuneralhome.com
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Dear Peggy and Betty,

It is with great sadness which with we received the news of Ted's passing. For us, his departure marks the end of a unique life story of a hero, whose victory over the Nazis, was not achieved by force, but rather by the steadfast spirit of a single man, which is stuff of legends and is an example for our and future generations.

His extraordinary autobiography, “Seven Hells”, reveals a day-by-day struggle of a man fighting against evil in his attempts to survive to see the next sunrise. The vivid descriptions in his book and what "Seven Hells" a person can endure, makes you wish to embrace such a man, who knew how to cherish life and wished to live in order to tell his story to the world, and to say to him 'may God protect you.'

We were extremely proud when Ted's book was translated to Hebrew and published in Israel by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. This was another victory that Ted should be proud of. The story of a brilliant doctor that the Nazi war machine tried to destroy so many times, is an exemplary story of survival and of the strongest will to live, is being told today by teachers who accompany Israeli high-school students traveling to Poland to participate in the March of the Living. Ted Stabholz's name is mentioned again at the gates of Auschwitz and Majdanek, not as a victim, but as a role model of willpower and heroism.

He was like a young brother for our dear father Lutek Stabholz, and they remained close for over 60 in spite of the distance. Each day, for both, was nothing short than a gift from heaven. They cherished each day as a gift from heaven. We will do our best to cherish their memories and carry on our families’ roots onto future generations.

There are not many brave men of Ted’s caliber in this world, and we all must learn from him in order to keep his legacy alive forever.

Yehi Zichro Baruch (May his memory be blessed)

Yossi, Adam, Orit, all members of the Stabholz & Grober family and Zosia Yekutieli in Israel.
Orit Grober
March 29, 2009
Dear Peggy and Betty,

It is with great sadness which with we received the news of Ted's passing. For us, his departure marks the end of a unique life story of a hero, whose victory over the Nazis, was not achieved by force, but rather by the steadfast spirit of a single man, which is stuff of legends and is an example for our and future generations.

His extraordinary autobiography, “Seven Hells”, reveals a day-by-day struggle of a man fighting against evil in his attempts to survive to see the next sunrise. The vivid descriptions in his book and what "Seven Hells" a person can endure, makes you wish to embrace such a man, who knew how to cherish life and wished to live in order to tell his story to the world, and to say to him 'may God protect you.'

We were extremely proud when Ted's book was translated to Hebrew and published in Israel by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. This was another victory that Ted should be proud of. The story of a brilliant doctor that the Nazi war machine tried to destroy so many times, is an exemplary story of survival and of the strongest will to live, is being told today by teachers who accompany Israeli high-school students traveling to Poland to participate in the March of the Living. Ted Stabholz's name is mentioned again at the gates of Auschwitz and Majdanek, not as a victim, but as a role model of willpower and heroism.

He was like a young brother for our dear father Lutek Stabholz, and they remained close for over 60 in spite of the distance. Each day, for both, was nothing short than a gift from heaven. They cherished each day as a gift from heaven. We will do our best to cherish their memories and carry on our families’ roots onto future generations.

There are not many brave men of Ted’s caliber in this world, and we all must learn from him in order to keep his legacy alive forever.

Yehi Zichro Baruch (May his memory be blessed)

Yossi, Adam, Orit, all members of the Stabholz & Grober family in Israel and Zosia Yekutieli in Israel.
Joseph & Adam & Orit(Grober) Stabholz
March 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was always a very kind person and always wanted the best for his patients.
Evelyn Whitmyer
March 25, 2009
Dr. Stabholz was my physician for many years. He always was smiling and was wonderful. He will be sadly missed by all of us.

My deepest sympathy to all his family.
Beth Griffith (Sheridan)
March 25, 2009
Dear Family of Dr.Stabholz, I wish to say how sorry that I heard of Dr. Stabholz death. I met the dear Doctor at Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Stabholz was compassionate to everyone. He aiso survived the most hatred shown to man. May GOD bless all of you.
Carol Ann Huddleston/Biggs
March 24, 2009
My condolences to the family of Dr. Stabholz. He was our family physician for quite a few years. My children loved to go to the doctor's office because he always played some little game with them. They still remember him drawing rabbit ears on their arms! Dr. Stabholz was truly a wonderful and caring man. God spared his life so he could add joy to so many lives. He lessened the sufferings of many people. May he rest now in peace.
Christine Lones
March 24, 2009
I met Dr Stabholtz as a young nurse at Mercy Medical Center many years ago. I remain impressed with the kindness and compassion displayed not only to his patients but also to the staff who cared for them.
Never to busy to talk or explain..always a smile, a wave of the hand and a "thank you very much." I feel quite blessed to have known him. God bless you, Peggy and the Stabholtz family.
Kim Gednetz
March 24, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
SANDRA & PAUL JACKSON
March 24, 2009
Dr. Stabholz was my doctor when I was a kid and I mostly remember his big smile! It seems like most people do. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Christi Allen
March 24, 2009
I was very saddened to read that Dr. Stabholz had passed away. He was a caring doctor to our family. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Jeff and Debbie Holliday
March 24, 2009
Peggy and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dr. Stabholz was an amazing person and he will be missed.
-The Podis Family
Gary Podis
March 24, 2009
Dear Peggy and Family
Your father inspired many. I'll never forget his joy of life.
I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Pamela Mikeska (Katusin)
Pamela Mikeska
March 24, 2009
To the family of Dr. Stabholz:

I came to know this wonderful, caring man first as my physician when I was a child, then as my teacher/mentor when I served my Medical Assisting internship in his office some 31 years ago. Always the compassionate physician, easy to talk to and always able to make you smile and laugh with his stories and antics..those I will never forget!

I am blessed with the pleasure of knowing this great man!

My sympathy and prayers to the family.
Charlotte Evans-Barcus
March 24, 2009
Dr. Stabholz was my doctor when I was a child. Regardless of the situation, he was always smiling. He went out of his way to make you feel good. Several years later, when I learned of his book, "Seven Hells", my heart broke. I couldn't put that horrible story together with such a wonderful man. As my daughter entered college, I shared the book with her and told her of a doctor that never let a bad past get in the way of a bright future. She keeps a copy of the book with her now as a teacher. My prayers go out to the entire family. May God shine down on every one of you. I can only hope to touch one person's life in my lifetime the way Dr. Stabholz touched thousands.
Dean Lessman
March 24, 2009
As a former patient I extend deepest sympathy to the Stabaholz family. I remember especially his kindness and his sense of humor. May his memory live on through all those who loved him. Sincerely, Barbara and Frank Fleischer
Bsrbara & Frank Fleischer
March 24, 2009
Many years ago you were my doctor.Thank you very much. You were a good man, who did good things.

My sympathy to all the family.
Cindy DeMuesy
March 24, 2009
Dear Peggy & Family, We want to send you our deepest sympathy. We know that Thaddeus was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed !! May he rest in peace. Love, Julie & Howard Golden
Julie Golden
March 23, 2009
To have known Dr. Stabholz was to have known the best of humanity.
His dedication to serving others started in Warsaw and was his lifelong calling.
May Dr. Stabholz rest in eternal peace. For those fortunate to have known him and to have learned from him, we are truly blessed. My deepest condolences to Peggy and the Stabholz family. He is smiling down upon us now. With deepest respect, Ford
Ford Robertson
March 23, 2009
Dear Peggy and Family, Words are so inadequate at a time like this, however, my deepest sympathy is with you.

Sincerely, Sydelle Wax
Sydelle Wax
March 23, 2009
Although I did not know Dr. Staabholz personally, I did know Peggy from Oakwood/Glenwood days.My condolences to the family and to Peggy...I often heard what a wonderful physician he was
John Riggle
March 23, 2009
our community lost a good caring man..i remember he came to our house in 1968..i was so sick with appendicitis and almost died..he left a wonderful legacy for the people of canton thank you and may god be with his family and give them comfort.
susan miller
March 23, 2009
Dr. Stabholz was an extraordinarily wonderful person. His commitment to justice and generous nature were just two of his abundant qualities. May he rest in eternal peace and may his memory always be for a blessing. I'm a better person for having known this exemplary man.
Peggy and The Stabholz family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jenny Podis-Wells
March 23, 2009
Thaddeus was a wonderful person and a dedicated physician. He always had a smile and a wonderful laugh.

He was dedicated to his patients for whom he provided excellence in care.

His passing is a loss for Canton and his family.
Frank Weinstock
March 23, 2009
Words can't express what a lesser place the world will be without this kind,thoughtful and compassionate man. He was our family physician until his retirement. Prayers and peace to his family.

Shannon Shaw-Mammone
shannon mammone
March 23, 2009
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