Muriel L. Sackler
SACKLER--Muriel Lazarus, (1917-2009), died peacefully surrounded by her family on October 7, 2009. Born in Glasgow, Scotland to Fanny and David Lazarus. Graduate of Brooklyn College, B.A. 1939; M.S.c from M.I.T. 1945. Research scientist at the frontier of biochemical human genetics; Ph.D. from Columbia University, 1963 and retired faculty member of Cornell University Medical College. A passionate learner, reader, and practicing psychoanalyst; founding member of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies N.Y.C.; dedicated to her patients over the past 30 years. Loving companion of the late Oscar Schachter. Devoted mother of Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Kathe A. Sackler, M.D., and the late Robert Mortimer Sackler. Loving mother-in-law of Susan Shack Sackler, M.D. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey, Karen, Benjamin and Julia; grandmother-in-law of Heather and Ben; and great-grandmother of Kaia and Isaac.

Published by New York Times on Oct. 9, 2009.
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Muriel was a wonderful modern psychoanalyst. She was my control analyst when I was at the School for Modern Psychoanalysis. Extremely helpful 5 years that continue to shore me up in mental health and life successes. Thank you, Muriel.
Gae Atcheson Xavier
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May 11, 2021
Words do not express the profundity of the loss, but many bon mots, and impactful phrases from this brilliant mind will live on and light the paths of those who are fortunate to receive them. Sincerest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, patients, aides, and all who came to be blessed in the knowing of this magnificent woman.
October 20, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
October 12, 2009
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