Obituary: Howard Leslie Bleich

Obituary: Howard Leslie Bleich

Howard Leslie Bleich 87, March 23, 1934 — Sept. 2.

Howard graduated from George Washington University in 1955 and Emory University Medical School. He became a professor of nephrology at Harvard Medical School. He and his partner, Warner Slack, were head of The Center for Clinical Computing at Beth Israel Hospital. Howard did extensive research and it resulted in numerous publications. He was also an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Howard married Bernice Rubin. They were blessed with 3 children Joel (Gila), Anita, and Elaine (Yaacov). After a divorce, Howard married Susan Gardos, who has been the love of his life for more than 30 years. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren, Chana (Yoel), Yael, Amichai, Mordechai (Adi), Racheli (Nitai), Yehuda, Avraham, and Yair, and four great-grandchildren: Sivan, Daniel, Eitan, and Maor. They all live in Israel. Howard was very active in his synagogue and passionate about Israel. He was a board member of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) and generously supported organizations that supported Israel.

Howard loved classical music and playing the clarinet. He performed with the Newton Senior Center band. He was a ham radio operator. He enjoyed playing tennis regularly until the past two years.

Howard was humble. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. We miss him very much. The funeral was at Crest Lawn Cemetery on Sept. 3, officiated by Rabbi Ilan Feldman. Funeral arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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