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.