Dr. Henry Gewirtz
Dr. Henry Gewirtz, of Cambridge, MA, formerly of Providence, RI, passed peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy H. Gewirtz, with whom he enjoyed 35 years of marriage until her passing in 2004.
Dr. Henry Gewirtz was kind and compassionate and deeply interested in the world. He was a thinker. Dependable and honest, Dr. Gewirtz worked for most of his career as director of nuclear cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Henry cherished being outdoors and challenging himself to new adventures. He was an avid skier, sailboat racer and bicycle rider. He loved sailing his Etchells 22 and his Beetlecat, Huckleberry, with his late wife Nancy. First mates, together they won many races in Nantucket Sound. Later in his life, Henry hiked in the mountains of Nepal and always wished to return. On several of his treks he used his incredible eye for photography to capture beautiful images, which he has left for us to enjoy. Henry’s dream was to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He was the devoted and beloved father of Rebekah Gewirtz of Newton, MA and Aaron Gewirtz of Wakefield, RI. Loving grandfather of Nina and Jacob Kuller and Gabriel and Julian Gewirtz. Dear brother of Eliot Gewirtz of New York City. Henry’s friend Renee Rulin of Providence, RI, has been his companion over the past 6 years and the source of much support, happiness and love. Henry will be sorely missed by his children and their spouses, his beloved grandchildren and all those whose lives he touched. May his cherished memory be a blessing.
Dr. Gewirtz’s funeral services were private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (please write "for prostate cancer research in memo line")
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City , OK 73123
Funeral services were private
Dr. Henry Gewirtz
19 February 2021
Rebekah and Aaron,
Howard and I are so sorry to hear that Henry has died. We enjoyed having both of your parents down the street when we lived on the corner of Cole and Everett. Howard joins me in sending our sympathy to you both.
18 February 2021
It would be of no surprise to anyone that knew him, that Henry, along with being an accomplished medical professional, was among the most caring people I've ever known. What may be surprising is that I have not seen Henry in 58 years; even back in 1954, when I met him in elementary school, you just knew he was destined to be someone special. You, who have known him these many intervening years, were lucky indeed.
17 February 2021
To the family of Henry,
Sorry for your loss. Did you know that the dead can live again? Acts 24:15 promises that "There is going to be a resurrection" Those who are brought back to life on earth will have the prospect of living forever. Remember that God is not the cause of death. (James 1:13) Pray constantly. (1 Thessalonians 1:17) God is close to the brokenhearted: he saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34":18, 19) Hope this brings you comfort!