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Dr. John Nevin Isenberg

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John Nevin Isenberg, M.D.

Dr. John Nevin Isenberg, 67, died early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Sally, his sister, Beverly Isenberg of New Jersey, and four nieces, five nephews, and one grandniece. Nevin was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Marjorie Isenberg of Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Nevin grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and developed a love of birdwatching, growing roses, and all things in nature. He was active in Boy Scouts, and achieved the ranks of Eagle and Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Altoona High School, was Valedictorian of his class and attended Cornell University on academic scholarship.

Upon graduating from Cornell in l962, Nevin attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with a medical doctor degree (M.D.) as well as a PhD in biochemistry. He then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology. It was in Minneapolis that he met and married his wife, Sally.

Nevin served on the faculty of UCLA in Pediatric Gastroenterology from l975

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Condolence from Liz Snyder on August 10th, 2008 10:45 am

Sally–I’m so sorry for all you’ve been through, and the loss of Nev. Sounds like a horrible disease, and I’m sure the last several years have been real tough. My thoughts are with you.
Liz (Candy’s friend)
Mpls.

Condolence from Candy on August 10th, 2008 5:39 pm

Dear Sally
It’s hard to be strong at times like these but strong you are. Have peace in knowing how much love you had for each other. Love, your sister, Candy

Condolence from Sue N. Sauer on August 10th, 2008 9:05 pm

Dear Sally, I was so saddened to read about Nev’s illness and death. When we were at the U of M, I always admired him so much. I have thought of you over the years and all the special moments we shared. I treasured them. Please know I care and my heart goes out to you. Love and Prayers! Sue

Condolence from Margarita Sims on August 11th, 2008 2:04 am

Sally, I am not sure if you remember me, but I was in pediatric music therapy while you and Dr. Isenberg were there. I had great respect for Dr. Isenberg, and was honored to serve on his Cystic Fibrosis Team, both inpatient and in the clinic. I remember him talking fondly of the music at Round Top. What a great loss and I am sorry to learn of his suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have good memories of him. Warmly, Margarita Sims

Condolence from sandi on August 11th, 2008 6:17 pm

Sally, my friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Although, this is a very difficult time in your life, you have a lot of fond memories to sustain you. May you find peace during this time. I never had the pleasure to meet Nevin but I have heard wounderful things about him.
God Bless You!

Condolence from Pat on August 17th, 2008 5:07 pm

Dearest Sally, Aaron and I were saddened to learn of Nevin’s death. We always looked for you at the symphony never realizing that Nevin was suffering so. May happy memories ease your pain. Please let me know when you will be in Houston. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love, Pat

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