Services:A private burial service was held for the immediate family. A public memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM in Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Contributions:In Lieu of Flowers Contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to:AmeriCares Free Clinics of Norwalk, 98 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT  06854, www.americaresfreeclinics.org or Norwalk Community Health Center, 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

Dr. Edward Littman


March 4, 1935 ~ June 3, 2013

With Immense sadness, the family mourns the passing of Edward Littman, M.D. on June 3, 2013.

Beloved husband of Edward Littman, M.D. on June 3, 2013. for 51 years, adoring father of Jay Littman and Karen Horowitz and loving grandfather of Matthew, Russell, Eli, Joshua and Emily. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of Morris and Goldie. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor in Philosophy and received his M.D. from the Chicago Medical School. Trained in International Medicine and Nephrology, he was a nephrologist and Captain at the U.S. Army Hospital in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri during the Vietnam War. After the Army, he came to Norwalk, CT where he was appointed Chief of the Section of Nephrology and Started the dialysis unit at Norwalk Hospital and remained the medical director from 1972 through the purchase by Gambro and then Davita unit 2006. He touched countless lives as a compassionate physician. He was an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.

In 2005, Edward was the recipient of the James P. Colangelo M.D. Achievemnet award from the National Kidney Foundation. He was nationally recognized as the vice chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut Medical Advisory Committee from 1978 to 1981 and chairman from 1981 to 1984. He was also the chairman for the End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Council of Connecticut from 1979 to 1981.

In his retirement, he volunteered at the Norwalk Community Health Center where he worked with the residents, giving lectures and teaching; and at Americares caring for patients. Edward was an avid adventurer and traveller, exploring the world in pursuit of his interests in scuba diving, white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain trekking and sightseeing. Edward is survived by his beloved wife Elaine, two children, Jay and his wife Sue and Karen Horowitz and her husband Jeff, five grandchildren, Matthew, Russell, Eli, Joshua and Emily, and brother, Dr. Howard Littman. He was predeceased by his brothers Arthur Littman and Irwin Littman.

A private burial service was held for the immediate family. A public memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM in Temple Shalom, 259 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

In Lieu of Flowers Contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to: AmeriCares Free Clinics of Norwalk, 98 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT  06854, www.americaresfreeclinics.org or Norwalk Community Health Center, 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

  1. I am quite saddened to learn of Ed’s death. I am just one of many whom he helped in one way or another. He was instrumental in helping my wife and me find a physician for my father-in-law in the City a few years ago. Though we didn’t work together too often, I appreciated his intelligence and humor. I am so sorry for your loss, all of you. Denis

    June 5, 2013
    Denis Sivak -
  • Our deepest condolences to Elaine and the family. Ed and I worked together at Norwalk Hospital and shared a good meal on many occasions. Ed was my father’s physician and proved to be genuine and caring during trying times. We will toast his life as we miss him recalling his great adventures.

    June 5, 2013
    Richard & Ann Imbruce -
  • My deep condolence to Elaine and family. Ed was a highly respected colleague in the Norwalk Medical Group and throughout the Medical community. He was a gifted physician, with encyclopedic knowledge, compassion, sincerity, meticulous attention to detail, and a soft sense of humor. He was a physician’s physician.

    June 5, 2013
    James J Griffith, MD -
  • Elaine, sorry to hear about Ed. My deep condolence to you and your family.

    June 5, 2013
    Joyce Olson -
  • It is with sadness that I learned of Dr. Littman’s passing. I worked with him as the facilitator of the hospital’s contract with both Gambro and DaVita. He was extremely instrumental in helping me establish the Apheresis unit at the hospital. During that time, we made several road trips to other Connecticut facilities to observe their operations. Those trips were filled with Ed’s tales of his adventures, stories of his beloved family, and sharing photos of our grandchildren. He was always willing to share his knowledge, he was always kind to me and very supportive. His patients all expressed love for him and they always told me he was the best doctor they ever had. I shall treasure having known him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

    June 6, 2013
    Elizabeth Raucci -
  • I was sorry to hear of Ed’s death. He was a special man. I will miss him.
    Larry Lefkowitz

    June 6, 2013
    Larry Lefkowitz -
  • Elaine and family so sorry to learn of Ed pasting. Just remember all the beautiful family things you all did together.

    June 6, 2013
    Rheba Newman -
  • Ed will be sorely missed. He was not only a great physician but a wonderful human being.

    June 6, 2013
    Raquel Stabinski-Leib -
  • Elaine and Family
    So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a well respected physician and I will send prayers your way.
    Diane

    June 6, 2013
    Diane Lauricella -
  • So sad to lose Ed – a fun, competitive tennis player in addition to all his other wonderful qualities.

    June 6, 2013
    Gary Oberst -
  • Dear Karen, Mrs. Littman and the rest of the family. I am feeling very sad after hearing about your loss. Mr Littman was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. love Cyn

    June 8, 2013
    Cynthia Lostumbo Kariofiles -
  • Our most sincere condolences , will always remember his great smile .

    June 11, 2013
    mildred ullman -
  • Sorry to hear of Ed’s death. My condolences to Elaine and the family. Ed was a good guy and a good doctor. It was always a pleasure to work with him. He cared!
    Bob levine

    June 11, 2013
    Bob Levine -
  • Dear Elaine and family

    Shocked to hear of Ed’s passing. It seems like it was only a couple of weeks ago that I was asked to cover for Ed at Americares because he wasn’t feeling well. I am out of the country so I regret that I will be unable to attend Ed’s funeral and extend my condolences personally.

    Having worked with Ed for many years at the Norwalk Medical Group and at Americares I feel I knew Ed well. I was honored a little while back when Ed asked me to write a letter of recommendation for him when I guess he felt he didn’t have enough on his plate and wanted to do some Locum Tenums. It was an easy letter to write because Ed was a great guy and a great physician being both caring and knowledgeable. I am only one of many who will miss him.

    Sincerely,

    Paul

    June 12, 2013
    Paul Schwartz -
  • I was shocked and saddened to learn about Dr. Littman death. I only knew Dr. Littman through the Americares Free Clinic but admired him as excellent professional and a gentleman. It was a pleasure to do translation when he was the physician on duty. He always treated all of the patients with skill and compassion. He certainly will be missed at the clinic.

    June 12, 2013
    John A. Pino -
  • I also knew Dr. Littman through Americares, and can only echo John’s sentiments that he will be very missed at the clinic. His legacy will be that of a compassionate and caring physician and we will always remember his self-deprecating sense of humour and unfailing good nature.

    June 12, 2013
    Mary Waller -
  • I’m very sorry to hear about Dr. Littman. He not only cared for his patients but about them. Local transplant hospitals commented how well kidney transplant candidates presented that were under his care. As I followed his dietary restrictions, I also found a great sense of humor and still laugh at his opinions of desserts, certain vegetables and international cuisines. I am very grateful his skill and friendship. He spoke of his family lovingly and often. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    June 14, 2013
    Gregory Arakelian -
  • I’m very sorry to hear about Dr. Littman. He not only cared for his patients but about them. Local transplant hospitals commented how well kidney transplant candidates presented that were under his care. As I got follow his dietary regimen, I also found a great sense of humor and still laugh at his opinions of desserts, certain vegetables and international cuisines. I am very grateful for his skill and friendship. Please accept my sincere condolences..

    June 14, 2013
    Gregory Arakelian -
  • I’m very sorry to hear about Dr. Littman. He not only cared for his patients but about them. Local transplant hospitals commented how well kidney transplant candidates presented that were under his care. As I got follow his dietary regimen, I also found a great sense of humor and still laugh at his opinions of desserts, certain vegetables and international cuisines. I am very grateful for his skill and friendship. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    June 14, 2013
    Gregory Arakelian -
  • My late Father, Alfred, was one of Dr. Littman’s patients at the Norwalk Hospital ‘s Dialysis Unit in the late 70s. I cannot tell you what wonderful care my Pop was given by him. He was one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met.
    My condolences to his Family. He will be missed.

    July 4, 2013
    Linda Flynn -
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