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Jonathan Greenwald, 82

Jonathan “Pal” Greenwald of Westport, internist, cardiologist, clarinetist, bagpiper, banjo player, guitar player, handball player, and dog lover, died July 25. He was 82.

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Jonathan Greenwald: well-known doctor. Contributed photo

A longtime resident of Westport, he was a graduate of Hamilton College and the Albert Einstein School Of Medicine, and had a solo practice in Norwalk for nearly 50 years.

His many patients loved him for his intelligence, compassion, sense of humor, and willingness to accept many forms of payment, including oranges and paintings.

He also played in a myriad of musical ensembles, from the Oriskany Rhythm Kings to the Norfield Wind Quintet to the Fairfield Pipe and Drum Corps to the Westport Community Band. And in recent years he relished his time teaching music to children at The Roosevelt School in Bridgeport.

But what he loved more than anything was his family, which include his wife of 60 years, Dr. Barbara Kellerman; his children, Kenneth Greenwald and Thomas Greenwald; his daughters-in-law, Ellen Greenwald and Cathy Utz; his precious grandchildren, Charlie, Joe, Jack, Jessica and Jake; and his siblings, Dr. Anthony Greenwald, David Galt and Leah Greenwald.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please consider doing one of the following:
1) Pet a dog
2) Listen to either Shostakovich’s “Fifth Symphony,” Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing,” or Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.”
3) Tell a member of your family that you love them.

Pal will be deeply, deeply missed.

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