1933 - 2021
Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 West 76th Street
New York, NY
NYDICK--Dr. Martin. Dr. Martin Nydick, of New York City and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, passed away in NYC the evening of June 28th, 2021. Martin was born May 1st, 1933 in Ridgewood Brooklyn to Rose and Harry Nydick. He spent his childhood playing stickball, going to Coney Island and hiking in Upstate NY. Martin is survived by his children Daniel Nydick and his wife Lisa Nydick, Jaye Nydick and her husband Jerry Lerner, Jennifer Nydick, and Carrie Nydick Finch and her husband J. Alex Finch. Martin has four wonderful grandchildren, Erin, Nora, Claire and Max. Martin is also survived by his brother Dr. Irwin Nydick, his wife Ellie, and their children Leslie, Alison, and Jonathan. In addition to his partner of 18 years, Constance Margolin, Martin is also survived by Constance's children, Drew (Liesl) and Dale (Richard) and their children. Martin attended Stuyvesant High School and Hobart College and completed medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Always known for his work ethic, Martin put himself through school on academic scholarships and by working at the student cafeteria. Martin became a clinical endocrinologist, with a sub-specialty in bone metabolism, seeing patients for primary care, specialized treatment, and pre- and post-op visits. Early in his career Martin collaborated on research projects in adolescent endocrinology at Memorial Hospital. After serving as a senior assistant surgeon in the United States Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health, he spent two years at University of Washington training with Dr. Robert H. Williams. He and his brother, Dr. Irwin Nydick had a thriving private practice, affiliated with New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell and Hospital for Special Surgery, for over 50 years. Martin was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell Medical College. He retired in 2015, yet continued as a Doctor Emeritus, teaching and mentoring young doctors. Martin lost his first wife Sheila to colon cancer at a young age and was subsequently married to Didi. Martin was an avid birder and naturalist, spending hours walking Central Park and the Florida inlets, and volunteering at Grassy Waters Preserve. He loved playing tennis and the NY Mets. He delighted in history, classical music, reading biographies, conquering the New York Times crossword puzzles, spending time with his family and friends, and traveling all over the world. Martin was an amazing son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be remembered for his unrivaled intellect, his industriousness and commitment to social justice, and, perhaps most importantly, his compassion and gentleness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Martin's honor to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and/or the American Civil Liberties Union. A public memorial service will be hosted on July 8th, 2021 at 3:00pm at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th street in Manhattan.

Published by New York Times on Jul. 2, 2021.
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I am so very saddened that Dr. Nydick has passed. He was so helpful to me and so caring as a doctor. My late husband, Joe, and I spoke fondly of him always. He actually set me on the path to being cured of Cushing's Disease. God bless him.
Elizabeth Vessio
September 4, 2021
To the entire Nydick family, We at Grassy Waters Preserve are very sorry to hear about the passing of Marty. As a volunteer at our Nature Center near his house in Florida, Marty was always a huge help with our environmental school programs. Marty would dipnet, swamp tromp and sometimes canoe with our 4-5th graders learning about our Florida wetlands habitat. Marty walked with our staff on Bird walks assisting with ID. He was a kind, patient and generous with his time as a volunteer. We are thankful for knowing Marty and will also miss him. May you all find comfort in such happy memories at this difficult time.
Grassy Waters Preserve
July 13, 2021
We are all so saddened by Marty´s passing. We have such great memories of time spent with him. We will cherish them forever.
Wayne, Kathy and Family
July 8, 2021
What a wonderful life! There is much to celebrate while you mourn.
Jane S. Gabin & Richard Cramer
July 6, 2021
To the entire Nydick family, Paul and I hope this message finds you all, surrounded by love, peace, and beautiful memories of you Dad. He was a great man. Our most heartfelt condolences. A&P
Allison and Paul Boender
July 5, 2021
Dr. Nydick was our physician for many years. He was caring and insightful, and combined seriousness with a great dry humor. Our deep condolences to all his family.
Meg Gifford and Jim Daniels
July 5, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and sending all of our love.
Meg Panzer and Justin Mascitelli
July 4, 2021
July 4, 2021
My Sincere and deepest condolences to all the family - your Father seems a remarkable man - May found memories give you peace and comfort
Isabelle Kostic
July 4, 2021
Dearest Connie, I am so deeply sad for you at Marty´s passing. I send my condolences to Marty´s entire family. All of you have sustained a terrible loss. I am thankful that I got to know Marty a little. I will never forget our first meeting, as I was walking George and Gracie in the Village. And do you remember that he came to my hospital room to visit me when I was in NY Presbyterian? Such a kind and comforting presence. I wish I could be at the service, but please know my heart is with you. Much LAUPR, Binnie
Binnie Ravitch
July 3, 2021
Dear Jen and family, please accept my condolences and prayers of comfort in this difficult time. Memories live forever... hold those memories close. They will comfort you and bring smiles through the tears.
Earlene Harris - C.S. 61X
July 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Marty enjoyed so many things in life. I have wonderful memories of biking, hiking, tennis and just enjoying each other´s company. I know this will be a huge loss to his family. I send my love and thoughts to the whole family.
Sandi Finley
July 2, 2021
Tim and Melissa Busfield
July 2, 2021
Hello Connie. I am so sorry to hear about your loss and I am so sorry as well not to have met Martin. Just from the stories you told in the last year, I know I would have liked him. Please know that I am thinking about you and hoping that all the good memories will sustain you now. Best, Alice
Alice Richmond
July 2, 2021
Connie, am so sorry to hear that Marty died. The obit says you were together for 18 years. I am glad that I met him at our 50th reunion. I will keep you in my thoughts. Love, Mimsy
Mimsy Spaulding
July 2, 2021
My deepest condolences
Marcy Klein
July 2, 2021
We have lost a unique individual. He cared about the people that worked for him. He made sure that when he retired, they had a place to go. His patients were fortunate in that he listened to what they had to say & skillfully addressed their concerns with kindness & compassion. A bright light may have been extinguished, but it's glow will continue to shine.
Lydia K
July 2, 2021
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