Seymour Keitlen, MD, 87


Seymour Keitlen, MD, died June 3. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey the son of the late William and Nette (Bloomberg) Keitlen. He was preceded in death by his three brothers and two sisters. He was previously married to Liane Keitlen, of Florida, the mother of his three daughters.

Seymour studied at Rutgers University and received a Master of Science in Philosophy from Columbia University in 1962. He was a decorated Korean War veteran in the Army’s 13th Infantry (Medical Corp). In 1955, he was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal and honorably discharged.

He received his MD, from the GI bill, from the University of Geneva in 1961. Post-graduation he was Chief of Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. He also maintained a private practice and taught at S.U.N.Y at Stonybrook.

He was a self-taught artist. Seymour was fluent in five languages, an accomplished author of six books, a paid translator, and over the course of his life he lived throughout Europe, Mexico and the United States.

He is survived by his daughters Julia Lombardo, Jessica Keitlen and Laura Keitlen (Susan Baumes). 

Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Community, 2364 Post Rd, Suite #100, Warwick, RI 02886 or to the animal charity of your choice. 

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