Life Story: Dr. Samuel Kushner, 74; Anesthesiologist, President Of Hospital Medical Staff

Dr. Samuel Kushner, 74, died Jan. 10 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains.

Dr. Kushner was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Abraham and Helen Kushner. He moved to New Jersey in 1972 and resided in Union and Westfield. In 2004, he settled in Somerset.

Samuel was a graduate of Central High School of Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science with a degree as a Pharmacist and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kushner was an Anesthesiologist and served as a president of the Medical Staff at Union Hospital. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel of Union and was a member of many additional Professional Societies.

Samuel was an avid pilot, he enjoyed flying his plane every chance he had. He also loved to ride his motorcycle, studying aikido and to ski. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and an adoring grandfather; he will be missed by many.

Dr. Kushner is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorothea Kushner; his daughters, Lynn Kushner and Abby Kushner-Goldman and her husband David and his adoring grandchildren, Maya and Benjamin Goldman.

Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton St. Rabbi Eli Garfinkle of Temple Beth El will be officiating. Committal services will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge.

Please consider donations in Dr. Samuel Kushner’s’ name to Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 or at www.cfhh.org/donate.html.


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