Dr. Myron Lind died Friday, March 19, 2010 in La Quinta, California at age 70 from End Stage Parkinson’s disease.
He was born on July 5, 1939 to George and Sadie Lind in Brooklyn, New York. Myron graduated from State University of New York, College of Medicine in 1965. In 1966, he completed his internship at University of Florida at Gainesville, and then completed a medical residency at Harbor General Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In 1970 Myron found his true calling in psychiatry and completed his residency at the VA/UCLA Medical Centers. In 1973, he entered private practice in Van Nuys, California and continued that practice for the next 20 years until illness necessitated his retirement. Myron served his country from 1967 to 1969 in the United States Air Force where he was a Flight Surgeon. Myron collected Medical Antiques.
He enjoyed painting and creating ceramic sculptures and pipes. His hobbies were gardening, tennis, swimming, skiing, bowling and poker. He enjoyed traveling, going to the theatre and cherished time with family and friends. Myron lived with Parkinson’s disease for 30 years, accepting each challenge and reinventing himself to embrace life the best he could in spite of the great difficulties he faced. Myron is survived by his wife Anita M. Lind; brother, Arnold J. Lind; daughter Courtney Lind Korenkiewicz (Richard) and Lisa Wendy Vuskovic (Sergio); son, Dr. Mark Evan Jaffe, MD; grandchildren, Richard Lind Korenkiewicz, Eli Jerome Vuskovic and Elizabeth Marie Kastner. He is also survived by Barbara Bradford Lind, mother of Joshua Daniel Lind (deceased) and Courtney Lind Korenkiewicz and Kara Brook Schmidt, mother of Dr. Mark Evan Jaffe, MD and Lisa Wendy Vuskovic. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Sadie Lind and son, Joshua Daniel Lind. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, Myron Lind Memorial Fund, 74-478 Highway 111 #102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4112. Special thanks to the staff of Bella Casa, La Quinta, CA and the staff of Vitas Hospice, Cathedral City, CA. for helping care for Myron and supporting the family over the last five months. Services will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:00am at Mount Sinai Memorial Park 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Services will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Pickwick Gardens 1001 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506.
“The good life harmonizes the elements of love, work and play.” Myron Lind 1983