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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 “An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment,� 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 “were just the kind of evenings Lillian would have happily attended.� 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.
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Rest in Peace
Carol Marano RN
January 29, 2013
As a student of Dr. Schiowitz,
I will always remember his gentle nature, great compassion, and wise teachings in the art he mastered and loved to teach-Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Our profession will miss him dearly.
Dr. Marchetti
Peter Marchetti
December 10, 2011
My daughter, Lynn, forwarded a copy of the obituary to me. I knew Stanley, Lillian and the family in many ways. I was a neighbor, babysitter, office assistant, patient, pediatrician, and friend. (I even had a secret crush on him in my late teens.) He was a wonderful person to know in all the ways I knew him. I think Stanley and Lillian were so used to having me around that they gave their daughter my name when she was born.
I know all must leave this earth. Some leave without an effect on any person, and some leave as Stanley Schiowitz did. He had a positive effect on every person he met.
Condolences to Josh, Ellen and the entire family.
Ellen Sammeth Brotman
December 9, 2011
Dr. Stanley was my pediatrician back in Brooklyn, and I still remember him, 30+ years later. He was a kind and gentle man, and I was never scared to go to the doctor (the dentist, yes, but not to Dr. Stanley).
My sincerest condolences to the family.
Lynn Brotman
December 9, 2011
"We have lost a vibrant, dynamic and caring teacher. I am confident that his legacy will continue to positively impact future generations of students. We'll miss you!"
brooks conforti
November 15, 2011
I had the great honor of learing Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy from Dr. Schiowitz as a student at NYCOM from 1983-1987. I remember the ease with which he taught and the calm that I used to feel when I understood the techniques he was teaching. I am now a surgeon, but every time I see a patient in the office and ask him to stand up on the platform on the exam table, I think of Dr. Schiowitz, who used to tell us (with a little wink on the side), "When doing an exam, let the patient do all the work." That little phrase has saved me from years of back pain and bending to do physical exams. He will be sorely missed, but he'll stay with me in my practice and my thoughts until I retire.
Marc Saunders, D.O.
July 22, 2011
I was a child of 7 or 8 when Dr. Schiowitz came into my parents luchonette in Brooklyn - head in books and handsome. He was kind and extemely caring to my Mom in her darkest hours. She would feed him double of everything he ordered. He delivered 2 of my children and cared for all of our family with love and expertise that carried us safely through the years. Condolensces to the family of a great man. Ann Saslow Toback Bair (better known as "Miriam's" daughter)
July 21, 2011
I write this memory of Stanley Schiowitz with tears in my eyes and a special smile on my lips as I remember all Stanley was to my family. Stanley cared for my mom when she was alive and shared a unique friendship with our entire family. He was more than a distant cousin, a friend, a healer and every other metaphor one can think of when remembering one of the most decent, fine human beings ever to walk this earth. Stanley not only cared for my mom, my dad, my brother, my wife and I, and our two daughters Cindy and Sheryl. His caring heart for everyone he touched went far beyond his professional personna. Stanley was totally involved with his wife, Lillian, and his children. Stanley's legacy to humanity is greater than I can put into words.
Although I had not talked with him for quite some time I kept in touch with his contributions to humanity through friends, DO's he trained and nurtured as well as family members.
Stanley will be missed by all he touched in many way over the course of his dedicated lifetime.
Bernie Satun
June 30, 2011
I had the pleasure of knowing Stanley Schiowitz for 44 years, as long as my deep friendship with his son Josh has flourished. Stanley was a true healer, a warm and kind man, and a deeply devoted husband, father, and grandfather. The world has lost not only a great doctor but a truly special human being.

I will always remember him fondly.
Leslie Austin, Ph.D.
June 29, 2011
Over the past two plus years a group of us (Osteopathic physicians in Portland, OR) had the great fortune to learn osteopathic principles from a true master ! I am grateful for his teaching and will miss him. My condolensces to the Schiowitz family.
Paul W. Johnson, DO
June 29, 2011
Stan was AWESOME! I was one of his OMM Fellows at NYCOM back in the late 1980s. Over the years, we've seen each other at various places and it was always fun. I am so grateful that he called me a few months ago when he came to Portland to teach. We went to brunch (good food has always been a priority) and caught up (we hadn't seen each other since 2007). It was like no time had passed. We talked about his work, my work, life, medicine, family, teaching, common friends and more. We spoke a few more times by phone after that and the conversation always ended with a "love you". The thing is, everyone who has ever been touched by Stan loved him. He was a smart, funny, no-nonsense kind of guy -- and he was a brilliant osteopath.
Paula Scariati
June 29, 2011
Stanley Schiowitz was a wonderful human being and a wonderful physician. He was always concerned and helpful. He impacted in many significant ways on my life and I will always have loving menories of him.
Diana Schiowitz
June 29, 2011
I had the fortunate opportunity of knowing Dr. Schiowitz when I was a medical student at NYCOM in 1981-1985. He was a fabulous teacher and a very warm human being. I feel very blessed to have known and learned from him. My deepest condolences to the Schiowitz family.
Peter M. Lewis, DO NYCOM Class of 1985
June 29, 2011
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