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OBITUARY

Osmar Paul Steinwald Jr.

February 11, 1937January 17, 2020

Osmar Paul Steinwald, M.D., 82, of Hobe Sound, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Treasure Coast Hospice.

“Os” was born on February 11, 1937 in Baltimore, MD. He received a scholarship to Friends School and then attended The Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded the Alexander K. Barton Award for outstanding graduating senior in 1958.

He attended University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduating in 1962. During his surgical training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, he served in the US Army for two years, stationed in Panama. Thereafter, he started his career in the Baltimore area in 1970. In 1974, Os relocated back to Chicagoland, at Lake Forest Hospital where he was a busy practicing plastic surgeon, Chief of the Medical Staff and elected President of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the 2000's he volunteered his time and surgical talents with Interplast, traveling around the world to help perform and teach plastic surgery, and had more recently participated with Volunteers in Medicine in Florida, aiding those in need without health care.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy Steinwald, his sister Lee Widhelm, brother Bruce Steinwald, his three children Paul, Susan and George, and his two step-children Todd Burkitt and Ashley Margulis. He has 11 grandchildren who adored him as “Pops." He is preceded in death by his parents, Minnie Lee Steinwald and Osmar P. Steinwald, Sr. and his brother-in-law Gus Widhelm.

A beloved father, grandfather, husband, surgeon and friend to countless people, he will be always loved and greatly missed by many. Services will be held at the Christ Memorial Chapel on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at 52 S. Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in his name may be directed to Volunteers in Medicine Stuart, FL Clinic at www.vimclinic.net/donate.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Leslie Block

January 28, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the family.

When I first walked thru the doors of Lake Forest Hospital over forty years ago, it was a small community hospital with just over 80 doctors on the staff, I met Os, my first "Doctor/Friend".

It is not too often that one can say that just knowing someone made you a better person for it. It was just that way with Os. I often thought of him as the older brother that I never had. A great surgeon, always with a smile on his face and a joke or story to tell.

Over the years we operated together many times. I fondly remember the great golf games we had with Bill Ganshirt and Hugh Falls.

If there is a Heaven and I know there is; I am sure Os is up there giving putting lessons to St. Peter and cracking jokes.

Aloha Nui Loa, Os
E ho'omaha me ka maluhia

Leslie

Anthony Terrasse

January 25, 2020

It is with sadness, wonder and gratitude that I write this on behalf of my family and me at this difficult time following Os’s passing.

Thirty one years ago, upon my completion of my residency, Os was generous and gracious in allowing me to share office space with him and continued to mentor me for years during my early career.

My family and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to him, Nancy, Paul, and all of the Steinwald family for their friendship and support through the years.

Os’s demeanor with patients, boundless loyalty to colleagues and friends, skill in the operating room, and love of his family each serve as testaments to how great a man he is.

We are all better individuals for having known him. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with Os and his family.

With love and respect,
Anthony, Maryanne, Weston and Rylan Terrasse

Jack Comerford

January 24, 2020

We have had the privilege and honor to know Nancy and Os for many years.

Os always had a story or a joke. I recall being in Scotland at Turnberry with players from all over the US. Os told me the dinner speaker was running late so the guy in charge turned to him with the microphone and said Os, why don't you get up and tell some jokes while we wait. Can you imagine?

Well, Os gets up and in minutes has everyone rolling in the aisles!

I had the pleasure of being Os's Partner Match teammate and he led us to the trophy a couple of times as well as a couple of Runner Ups. The man could putt! Hands of a surgeon.!

It is difficult to imagine just how many people's lives were made better because of Os. His frequent trips overseas touched hundreds, perhaps thousands of people. Os earned his way into heaven!

He will be missed. Thanks, Os!

Charmaine and Jack Comerford

Judy Day

January 24, 2020

How sad to hear of Dr. Steinwald's passing. It was always a joy to work with him, as he had such a wonderful sense of humor and great wit. He was a very gifted surgeon, and a true professional. I have fond memories of working with him and the patients who loved him over many years at Lake Forest Hospital. Sincere condolences to his wife, Nancy, and all of the Steinwald family at this most difficult time. RIP Dr. Steinwald
Sincerely,
Judy Day

Dr. Richard Saffro

January 23, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the entire Steinwald family.
Osmar and I worked together for many years at Lake Forest Hospital. Osmar was the consummate professional and an absolute joy to work with. When we passed in the halls of the hospital, we were always happy to see one another. I will truly miss my dear colleague and friend.
Dr. Dick Saffro

Steve Seiler

January 23, 2020

Pam and I were so very sorry to hear about Oz's passing! He was a great friend and a superb physician who helped make Lake Forest Hospital a unique and special place. He cared for our youngest daughter who was burned in an accident and that created a special bond with the Seiler family. He was also a golfing friend and I cherish the times I had with him as a friend, a physician leader and a caring and thoughtful human with a great sense of humor.
He will be missed but his impact on so many of us will not be forgotten. God's speed Oz and thanks for being part of my life!

Bradley Ruff

January 23, 2020

Ozzie was very kind to me when I joined the staff at LFH and he remained a shining example for all of us over the years. He was a kind and wonderful man and will definitely be missed.

Terry Peters

January 23, 2020

What a wonderful man and Doctor! He will be greatly missed. He had such a wonderful way of making his patients feel comfortable and confident in their surgeon. I’ll remember him as a great doctor, and a happy loving man. RIP Dr Steinwald.

Maddie Dugan

January 22, 2020

The great and wonderful Oz will be missed by all who knew him! He was my doctor and my friend and he loved Lake Forest Hospital and his LFH family loved him.
Nancy I'm thinking about you and your family at this difficult time.

Janis Brown

January 22, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Dr Steinwald’s passing. I had the honor to work with him for 30 years. He was a wonderful person, gifted physician and surgeon, and joy to work with. May our Lord wrap his loving arms around you and grant you the peace only he can.

FROM THE FAMILY