Dr. Eli Abraham Etscovitz

April 18, 1923July 10, 2013
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Dr. Eli Abraham Etscovitz, 90, of Dedham, MA, formerly of Newton, MA, entered into eternal rest on July 10, 2013, in his home. Beloved husband of the late Irma F. (Hoffman) Etscovitz with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Devoted father of Larry Etscovitz of Kittery, ME, Jacob A. Esher, Esq. of Beverly, MA and Diane Dolin & her husband Dr. Scott L. Dolin of West Hartford, CT. Loving brother of Rose Leah Kazis & her husband Dr. Albert Kazis of Brookline, Harry Etscovitz and his wife Marilyn, both deceased. Loving brother-in-law to Arlene Hecht and her late husband Dr. Sanford D. Hecht, Robert J. Hoffman Esq. and his wife Phyllis. Cherished grandfather of Benjamin Etscovitz and his wife Alexandra, Joel and Samantha Esher, Rachel and Adam Dolin, and great-grandchild Bella Etscovitz. Loving uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Born 4-18-23 in Brooklyn, New York, Eli spent his early years in Fort Kent, Maine where he attended local schools, graduating 1941 as valedictorian of his high school class. Eli received a BA degree from Harvard College, class of 1945, graduated Tufts Medical School, Boston, 1948, and trained at Boston City Hospital in Radiology, obtaining a certificate from The American Board of Radiology in 1950. He rose to the rank of Captain in the US Air Force from 1951-53 in Wiesbaden, Germany as Chief of Radiology for the 495th Medical Group. He was Chief of Radiology at Carey Memorial Hospital in Caribou, ME from 1956-66, also serving a number of local hospitals in Maine and New Brunswick. Eli also taught Bar-Mitzvahs during these years.

Moving with his family to Massachusetts, Eli practiced at The New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham from 1966-2003, where he became Chief of Radiology, also serving at the Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport and area hospitals in Lawrence and Amesbury. He was a member of the MA Medical Society, American Medical Society, American Board of Radiology, MA Radiological Society, New England Roentgen Ray Society and Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Eli also served as President of the MA Radiological Society. A life-time Mason of Lodge #209 in Fort Kent, ME, Eli received his 50 year pin.

Services will be held Sunday, July 14th at 12 Noon, Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon Street, BROOKLINE. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

Shiva will be held at Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA on Sunday from 3 to 6 pm in the Synagogue, and on Sunday and Monday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Shiva will also be held in the home of Dr. Scott L. & Diane Dolin on Tuesday, July 16th from 7 to 9:30, with evening service at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Eli’s memory may include Tufts University School of Medicine, Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Hebrew Senior Life.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dr. Eli Abraham Etscovitz

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August 3, 2013

It was an honor and pleasure working with Dr.Eli Etscovitz. He was a caring and patient physican that was admired by all of the Radiology team at New England Memorial Hospital. My condolences to his family and friends.
Kathie Salafia

July 21, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of both your sister, Irma Etscovitz and your brother-in-law, Eli Abraham Etscovitz. I offer my warmest sympathy to you and your extended family on these great losses.

Anita Gelfand

July 15, 2013

Dear Arlene: You may get this twice because I'm having problems, but I was shocked to see how closely they passed. They are together again and that's probably the best thing. Now some summer enjoyment with your family and grandkids. With much fondness, the other Arlene

July 15, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. So sad two losses so close together. Flo Shulman

Eric Wilner

July 14, 2013

I worked with Eli for over 20 years as an associate physician radiologist. He was a warm, decent and caring man with a keen intelligence -- qualities he kept to the end. My condolences to all who knew him.


Eric Wilner

Florence Marino

July 13, 2013

Dear Diane and Scott, I extend sympathy and prayers to you and all your extended family in your loss of your Dad, Diane, Dr. Eli Etscovitz. What a wonderfully long and fulfilling life he had. Surely you will miss him. My thoughts will be with you in the days ahead as you process your grief.

Gayle Dee (Caribou) MacHenry

July 12, 2013

So sorry for your loss, I worked with Dr. Etscovitz from 1954 till 1961 as an x-ray technician and transcribing all x-ray reports for him. He was a great man to work with. I'm sure you all have beautiful memories of your time together.

Terry Wood

July 12, 2013

Larry, My condolences on the loss of your father.