Dr. Wesley Boodish of Roseland died April 19, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia and moved with his family to Newark.
Along with his partner, Subita Mangru, Dr. Boodish practiced pediatrics in Millburn for over 50 years. He was recently honored by the Pediatrics Department of St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, where he was a senior staff member, for his extraordinary service to children.
He graduated from Newark’s Weequahic High School and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Emory University, where he served as the first Jewish president of his fraternity, Tau Epsilon Pi. He attended St. Andrews Medical School in Scotland and interned at Beth Israel Hospital in Newark before completing his residency at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
As a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, he spent one year in Vietnam, where he headed a 16-person medical team caring for children, for which he received a Bronze star.
He was a member of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, and Crestmont Country Club, West Orange, and served as president of the Roseland Glen Condominium Association for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynn; a sister, Barbara Azzatti; and his nephew, David Azzatti.
Services were held April 23 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Medical Center, Development Fund for Pediatrics.