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Alan C. Rutner
1939 - 2021
Cromwell Funeral Home
506 Main St
Cromwell, CT
Alan C. Rutner
Alan Croel Rutner, 82, of Cromwell, son of Marcus and Lillian Rutner, and husband of Suzanne Cannata Rutner, died on Friday, September 10, 2021.
Alan grew up in the Bronx, New York and attended PS 80 Elementary School and the Bronx High School of Science. He earned his Bachelors degree at City College of New York and continued on at Rutgers University where he earned his Masters degree and PH.D in Plant Biochemistry. He received his M.D. degree at New York University School of Medicine in Internal Medicine.
At New York University School of Medicine, he taught Biochemistry and was proud to work with the teaching faculty in Biochemistry with Dr Severo Ochoa, Nobel laureate. He was also an assistant professor of Biochemistry at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he helped develop the Family Practice model of general medicine. Most recently Alan was in solo practice as an Internist in Cromwell, CT and retired after more than twenty years in practice.
Alan leaves his wife, Suzanne and his children Amy Gayeski, Tracy Gayeski, Rebecca Donnelly, Andrew Rutner and Kenneth Rutner and grandchildren Alejandro, Tarren, Akeyan, Luca, Ezra and Sawyer.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday morning, September 15th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell, where masks are required. Burial will follow in the family plot in Saint Sebastian's Cemetery in Middlefield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan's memory may be made to New York University School of Medicine, c/o David Koehler, Department Vice President of Principal Gifts, 25 West 4th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012 or the Cromwell Ambulance Division, P.O. Box 269, Cromwell, CT 06416. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit
Published by Middletown Press on Sep. 12, 2021.
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To Dr. Rutner's family, I am sorry to hear of Alan's passing. He was a colleague and a fine doctor. Thank you for sharing him with the community he served. May his memory be a blessing.
Dr. Harriet Fellows
September 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family. As a friend of his daughter Rebecca, and living only a few houses away, I was regularly passing through and Dr. Rutner was always so kind to me. He will truly be missed.
Nicole Cameron
September 15, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I worked for Dr. Runner many years ago. He was wonderful, caring and kind to all his patients. My deepest sympathy to his family .
Lisa Adams
September 15, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Suzanne and all the children and grandchildren. Dr. Rutner was a credit to his proffession. May all the happy memories your family has, help heal this time of adjustment.
Bob & Susan Hall
September 14, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May God hold you all a little tighter and those wonderful memories help you with the sadness.
The Lastrina Family
September 13, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Barbara Paddock Klinedinst
September 13, 2021
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
The Beck Family
September 12, 2021
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