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May 05, 2005 - Image 140

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-05-05

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A Caring Clinician

attended college in New York, moved
to Michigan 30 years ago to join the
Wayne State University School of
Medicine, serving in the departments
r. Jay Gorell was much more
of neurology and pharmacology. In
than a prominent physician.
1982, he joined the Henry
He was a loving fam-
Ford Hospital neurology
ily man, devoted grandfather,
department where he served
major Parkinson's disease
as a senior staff physician. At
researcher and caring doctor
the hospital, he held the
to his many patients. He was
William T. Gossett Chair in
also a deeply committed Jew,
Neurology, which allowed
a member of Congregation
him to do research on
Shaarey Zedek and on the
Parkinson's disease.
boards of two major medical
During his career, he pub-
support organizations.
Dr. Jay Gorell
lished numerous medical
Dr. Gorell, 63, of West
papers, lectured extensively
Bloomfield, died April 30,
and gave many presentations on
2005, fighting a valiant battle with a
Parkinson's risk factors, causes and
brain tumor for nearly two years, said
his wife, Robyn Gorell.
He was also a voracious reader with
"He was a deeply spiritual man who
was honest in his feelings toward help- varied interests. "He loved music, phi-
losophy, history, poetry, religion, art
ing his fellow man," she said.
and travel," his wife said. "He wrote
"He very much loved his family and
poems, expressing once that is com-
worshipped his grandchildren, who
mendable for a physician to 'speak in
were the love of his life."
Dr. Gorell, who grew up and


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Dr. Gorell served as a president,
chairman and board member of the
Michigan Parkinson's Foundation, lec-
turing to physicians and patients and
families as well as providing support
services to the organization. He served
on the board of directors of the
Alzheimer's Association of Michigan.
Born in New York City, Dr. Gorell
graduated from New York University
with a bachelor's degree in German.
He attended the State University of
New York (now Upstate Medical
University) in Syracuse, graduating in
1966. After serving his internship and
residency at hospitals in St. Louis, he
served as a chaplain with the Air Force
Medical Corps, assigned to an Army
unit in Vietnam from 1968-69.
Following a year at Valley Forge
General Hospital in Pennsylvania, he
returned to St. Louis to be an assistant
resident physician in neurology.
Dr. Gorell then completed his post-
doctoral research fellowship in neuro-
chemistry and neuropharmacology.
"He was a caring clinician who helped

1. Book pub.
5. Strongbox
9. Alef bet letters
13. Sun of Ahaz
14. Damage
15. Fear of Flying
17. Genesis phrase
20. Kunstler
21. Airline
22. Simon and
23. Spielberg specialty
26. Sea to Wiesel
27. Lulav part
28. Freud inventions
29. Gives a horn?
30. Brooks and Allen
31. Capp or Jolson
32. Shemini Atzeret
34. Reason for shivah
35. Saved
37. Comic Buddy
41. Sass
42. Standing
43. Vav (English)
44. Comedian Rivers
46. Society of
Geophysicists (abbr.)
47. Sopher equipment
48. Biblical crop

49. Owns
50. Yom Kippur
52. Yoelson
53. Scageace star
54. Wiggling treif fish
55. Jaws star
-61. Vidal's milieu
62. Rachel to Simeon
63. Edom
64. Severed
65. Laban's eldest
66. Maccabiah game?

1. Meir Kahane
2. Soupy's ammo
3. Used his tuchas
4. Bimahs
5. Nazarite no-no
6. Senatorial initials
7. Slave in jubilee
8. Magen David
9. Like the Second
10. Fleischer, former
press secretary
11. Service closer
12. Temples
16. Niels Bohr research
18. Cable TV

19. Hamantash?

23. Shema starter

many patients through his research on
Parkinson's disease," his wife said.
Dr. Gorell is survived by his wife,
Robyn Gorell; daughter and son-in-
law, Katherine and Jason Yung of New
York City; son, Robert Gorell of West
Bloomfield; stepdaughters and step-
sons-in-law Emma and Michael Zerkel
of West Bloomfield and Sonya and
Chad Cooper of Philadelphia; grand-
children, Ian and Leah Zerkel; mother,
Marilyn Gorell of Fort Myers, Fla.; sis-
ter and brother-in-law, Susan and
Roger Hertog; father-in-law, David
Mendelsohn; sister-in-law, Jan
Roseman and husband, Rolfe
Roseman; brother-in-law, Graeme
Mendelson and wife, Emma.
He was the son of the late Harry
Gorell and son-in-law of the late
Maureen Mendelsohn.
Interment was at Clover Hill Park
Cemetery. Contributions may be made
to the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation,
30161 Southfield Road, Suite 119,
Southfield, MI 48076. Arrangements by
Ira Kaufman Chapel. ❑

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25. Barney
27. Nebo or Sinai
29. Got away
30. Tease
32. Condition of
33. Fraternity
34. Bilhah's boy
36. Gadites or Danites
37. Old woman
38. E'er to Lazarus
39. Minyans
40. Job's trouble_
42. Temple ashes
44. King after Jedidah
45. Urim and
46. Teva offering
47. Act the gonif
48. Newman's hobby
49. Aaron's co-leader
50. Molars
51. Hebrew letter
53. Flutist Herbie
56. Native American


57. Synthesized by
58. "Lands of the
59. Pouch
60. Take to court

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