Dr. Robert Weitzman passed away on April 7, the eve of Passover, after contracting COVID-19.

A graduate of Columbia College and the New Jersey College of Medicine, he served his internship at Beth Israel Hospital in New York and his residency at Orange County Hospital in California.

His work in the United States was put on hold when he left to serve in Vietnam, where he was stationed in Danang on staff at the U.S. Naval Hospital.

Once back, Weitzman became an attending doctor at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in New Jersey. The cardiovascular and pulmonary-disease specialist worked his way up to becoming chief of pulmonary medicine at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, N.J.

He also ran a clinic in Westfield, N.J., and taught at his alma mater, the New Jersey College of Medicine.

Weitzman was an active member of Congregation Anshe Chesed in Linden, N.J., and a donor to many Jewish causes.

He is survived by his brother, Morton Weitzman, and extended family.

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