SCHIOWITZ--Stanley, D.O., died at the age of 88 on Monday, June 27th, 2011. Devoted husband of the late Lillian Schiowitz for 59 wonderful years, he is survived by his children Josh Schiowitz, Ellen and Keith Ellis, and his granddaughter Justine. An Osteopathic physician, Dr. Schiowitz graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in October of 1944 at the age of 22. Over the next 35 years he worked as a Family Physician, incorporating Osteopathic manipulative medicine into his practice in his native Brooklyn. During the course of his career in Brooklyn, he held various positions in professional organizations, including serving as President of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society. In 1966, he and several colleagues created Interboro General Hospital of which he became the Director of Medical Education from 1971 to 1977. One of the founders of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and first chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Dr. Schiowitz became Dean of the school in 1992. He added duties as the Dean of the School of Allied Health and Life Science in 1995 for which he created degree programs in a variety of medical, allied fields. He is also the author of several articles as well as one of the editors of â€œAn Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment,â€� a textbook in use at various Osteopathic medical colleges. He has received numerous awards, including the highest award given by the American Osteopathic Association, the Distinguished Service Certificate. After retiring in 2002, he remained active in the field by traveling around the country teaching Master classes to younger physician-colleagues already practicing the art and science of Osteopathic manipulative medicine. Stanley touched many lives. We have lost a healer, mentor, educator, wise counselor, friend, father, and grandfather. He spent his life as a humanitarian, helping others while never asking for help himself, and always going just one step more. In honor of his late wife Lillian he helped fund a lecture series concerning Jewish Women, knowing these events â€œwere just the kind of evenings Lillian would have happily attended.â€� Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, June 29th, 1pm, at Riverside-Nassau at 55 N. Station Plaza, Great Neck 11021. Donations can be made to Temple Israel for the Lillian Schiowitz Fund, (108 Old Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11023) or to a charity of your choice.
Published by New York Times on Jun. 29, 2011.