• BUSIS SIDNEY N., M.D. Age 97...

Age 97, on Friday, March 22,
2019. Husband of 71 years of
Sylvia; father of Neil, Richard
(Judy Beck), James (Maureen
Kelly) and William (Leslie Hall);
grandfather of David
(Catherine Blauvelt), Anne
(z"l), Hillary (Michael Palmieri),
Sarah (Matthew Cohen),
Deborah (Mathew Levine),
Samuel, Ethan, Hannah,
Abigail, Adam, Daniel and
Molly; great-grandfather of
Arthur, Joshua, Noah and
Diana. Brother of Jean Simon.
Sidney's eventful life spanned
almost a century, far too rich
to capture in an obituary. He
mostly grew up in The
Depression. His uncle's
untimely death inspired Sidney
at an early age to want to
become a physician. He
attended the University of
Pittsburgh, both undergraduate
and then medical school
under the sponsorship of the
US Army. He graduated to
become a ?ight surgeon in the
Army Air Corps at the end of
World War II. Specializing in
Ear, Nose and Throat medicine
(Otolaryngology), Sidney
became a ?xture in the
Pittsburgh medical community.
Early in his career, he worked
with the team that treated
polio-stricken children as Dr.
Jonas Salk was developing the
polio vaccine. With a thriving
private practice for over 50
years, he seemingly treated a
large portion of the population
of Western Pennsylvania. He
taught medicine to medical
students, interns, residents
and colleagues. He was a
Clinical Professor of
Otolaryngology at the
University of Pittsburgh School
of Medicine. He also published
numerous articles and book
chapters, and participated in
national medical organizations
and was widely recognized for
his work. Sidney
simultaneously pursued a
second career as a lay leader
in many local and national
Jewish communal organizations.
Among these, he served as
the President or Chairman of
the Jewish Federation of
Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish
Family and Community
Services, and Rodef Shalom
Congregation. In his many
roles, he led a wide variety of
initiatives, including the
establishment of the
Holocaust Center of
Pittsburgh. Among the many
boards on which he served,
perhaps his favorite was that
of the American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee, for
which he traveled the world
assisting Jewish communities
in need. Over the course of his
volunteer career, he garnered
numerous honors. Above all
else, Sidney was a devoted
family man, who deeply loved
his wife, four sons and their
wives, and then grandchildren
and great-grandchildren, as
well as his parents, uncles,
aunts, sister, brothers-in-law,
sisters-in-law, nephews,
nieces and cousins. He was
the bedrock of his family,
always supportive and helpful.
All will cherish his memory.
Services at Rodef Shalom
Congregation, 4905 Fifth
Avenue, (at Morewood)
Shadyside, on Monday, March
25, 2019, at 10 a.m. No
visitation prior to services.
Interment West View
Cemetery of Rodef Shalom
Congregation. Shiva Monday,
March 25 through Wednesday,
March 27, 6-9 p.m. with
services at 7 p.m. at The
Metropolitan, 537 N. Neville
St., Apt 3C, Oakland. In lieu of
?owers, contributions to the
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,
5915 Beacon St., Pittsburgh,
PA 15217 or online at
om/donate. Arrangements
entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR
CHAPEL, INC. www.schugar.com
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PostedMarch 25, 2019