A highly regarded pediatrician devoted to serving the wider Jewish community, Dr. Elliott Samet moved to Passaic from Detroit, where he established his reputation as a doctor devoted to his patients. He passed away on April 7 after contracting COVID-19.

On Purim, families would line up by the Samet residence to gift the genial doctor with the traditional food baskets, a testament to the rapport he built with his patients.

A founding board member of the Passaic Hatzolah emergency services and a fixture at the Agudah Convention each year as a key supporter, Samet was a generous contributor to Jewish causes and people in need, never turning anyone down.

On top of his busy career, Samet had a great appreciation of Torah study. He deeply valued the time he got to learn himself and was recognized as a capable Torah scholar in the Passaic community.

Samet is survived by his wife, Tobi, and their children, the youngest having gotten married just a few short months before his passing.

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