PROVIDENCE – Dr. Milton W. Hamolsky died on January 18. He was the husband of 34 years to Sandra (Rosman) Hamolsky, and the husband of the late Virginia (Maglin) Hamolsky. Born in Lynn, MA, he was a son of the late Israel and Sophie (Cremer) Hamolsky.
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, class of 1946, he was an accomplished physician. He was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and while serving as a physician at Beth Israel Medical Center he discovered the T3 Uptake Thyroid Test. Dr. Hamolsky was the first full-time Physician-In-Chief of Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and a Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, where he helped develop the Brown University Medical School. He was the first Chief Administrative Officer of the Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline for the State of Rhode Island. He continued to be an active board member of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island and beloved by his colleagues, he has numerous awards within the medical community named in his honor. He was a member of many medical associations and Temple Beth-El.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Deborah Hamolsky and her spouse, Toby Dyner of San Francisco; David J. Hamolsky, and his spouse Tina L. of Rindge, N.H.; Joy Scharfman and her spouse, Stewart of Roslyn, N.Y., and Robin Folk and her spouse, Ron of Long Beach, N.Y.; his siblings, Dorothy Stern of Chattanooga, TN, and Sidney Hamolsky of Portland, OR; and his grandchildren, Adam, Johnathan, Johanna, Rachel, Ginny and Sydney. He was the father of the late John S. Hamolsky and grandfather of the late Spenser Scharfman.
Burial was in Sons of Israel & David Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI or to the Dr. Milton Hamolsky Lectureship Fund.