Dr. M. Murray Nierman

Dr.M. Murray Nierman, age 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Jupiter Florida, on July 11, 2018, just 7 weeks shy of his 100th birthday.  He was born in Boston, MA on September 1, 1918 to loving parents Harry Nierman and Fannie (Melamed) Nierman. He attended; Boston College, Clark University, Chicago Medical School and did his internship in Hammond Indiana at St. Margaret’s Hospital. He was an Associate with the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the faculty of Chicago Medical School, a member of the staff of St. Margaret’s Hospital and an author of numerous scientific articles published in medical journals. He also did investigative research for several pharmaceutical houses.  He served with the U.S. public health service in the US Navy. Among Murray’s many talents, he loved to write.  Two of his books: Patients and Ponies, and Doctors Who Walk On Water…drown, received wonderful accolades resulting in an invitation to appear on the Jack Paar Show. He loved to sing and often showered those around him with a melodic fond memory of the past. He had a passion for racehorses and reveled in running to the winners’ circle to greet one of his horses. For decades Dr. Nierman  had a dermatology practice in Calumet City, Illinois and then later for decades in Hammond, Indiana on River Oaks Drive.  Many of his patients would wait hours to see him.  His dedication to his patients was his passion. Left to honor Murray and remember his love are his 7 children, Robert (Gail), Michael, Bruce (Jeanne), Kevin (Michelle), Todd (Carolyn), Patricia, Nancy (David); ten grandchildren: Dawn, Heath, Katy, Jon, Ashley, Sasha, Christopher, Sarah, John Nierman and Kyle Black; nine great-grandchildren; and a beloved brother, Eddie, whom he dearly loved and respected; and many nieces and nephews. His wife Frances Frietag survives him. Murray was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty Nierman: parents: Harry and Fannie:  brothers: Charlie, Nathan, Allan, Henry, and sisters: Lillian and Rae and his first grandson Derek. Graveside service at Staro Konstantinov cemetery, 776 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 1 pm. Following services family will be at the home of Ed Nierman till :8:00pm. The Nierman family would like to extend our gratitude to Firstat RN Care Management Services, Hospice of Palm Beach County and Broward County for their kind and tender care of Dr. Nierman in his final days.  A special thank you to Hermie Henry who has been his friend and caring special aide for the past five years. Murray will be remembered as a dedicated doctor, loving father, with an incredible sense of humor and passion for his patients.  When asked what was he particularly proud of in his life he said, “To be a Jewish Doctor” which brought tears to his eyes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Challenge Unlimited, 450 Lowell St., Andover, MA 01810.

 

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