On October 14, 1019, after months of failing health, Harvey Weintraub died peacefully at home with his beloved wife Judy by his side.
He was born February 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to Eugene and Ida (Robinson) Weintraub. Harvey was raised in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School. He earned his BS degree from Muhlenberg College and then attended Thomas Jefferson Medical School with residency training at Einstein Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute at the University of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Psychiatric Center. He served in the US Navy before opening his practice, as well as developing and heading a progressive mental health inpatient unit, in Willingboro NJ. He later completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Jefferson University.
In 1987 he relocated to Northeastern Pennsylvania where he practiced general and child and adolescent psychiatry at various community mental health agencies, schools and a private practice. He treasured his woodland retreat, classical music, opera, reading and life-long learning. He was a member of the Flowing River Sangha.
Dr. Weintraub was known to family, friends, colleagues and patients as a compassionate, caring physician, a man of reflection, children’s champion and friend, wise, caring and kind. This gentle, humble, wonderful man has left a permanent mark and will be lovingly remembered.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Judy, two children, Susan Joseph and her husband Mitchell of Laguna Hills CA and Robert Weintraub of Boston MA; four grandchildren, Jessica, Dana, Lauren Weintraub and Mateo Joseph and his cousins Norman and Sylvia Lieberman. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to Kunkle Fire and Ambulance Dallas PA.
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