Dr. Gary Spitzer
March 13, 1944 - July 24, 2021
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Dr. Gary Spitzer, 77, passed peacefully at his home in Greenville on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He was the husband of Suzanne Versteegh Spitzer, and the son of the late Louis Spitzer and Clara Rudin Spitzer of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Spitzer had a prestigious medical career stretching over more than half a century in hematology…

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Sheila Garrick left a message on August 13, 2021:
Dear Suzanne, my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Gary had a profound impact on my life and for my family when he provided a 2nd opinion and took my father into his care as a trial patient. Those were difficult years and there was always care, respect and humor. Dr. Spitzer was a blessing in a time of sorrow and confusion. We will always remember him fondly.
Herb Boucher left a message on August 12, 2021:
Rest in peace Dr Spitzer
Teresa Bowers left a message on August 5, 2021:
My deepest sympathy for Sue and Family. I will always remember Gary as my friend , colleague, brilliant physician and visionary.
Jacqui in Australia left a message on August 5, 2021:
What an extraordinary life, so full, so well lived! And what an extraordinary, devoted wife! Together, “Team Spitzer” have taken on, time and time again, everything that life has offered up; with determination, with skill, endurance, grace, and yes, panache. Suzanne, you have enabled and supported Gary to live life his way, throughout this final marathon especially; I hope you take comfort in knowing you did everything to maximise his quality of life. I wish I were there in person, along with your “A-Team” from Aus, at this difficult time. Heartfelt sympathy is with you and family. Hugs, and more hugs, from across the miles. You are always in our hearts ♥️
Lynne Hawkins left a message on August 3, 2021:
Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Spitzers passing -you and your family are in my prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cathleen McCormick left a message on August 3, 2021:
Dr. Spitzer was a fine man and a great physician. He took care of my husband while he was fighting leukemia. God has used Dr. Spitzer greatly!
The Stake Family left a message on August 2, 2021:
In memory of Dr. Gary Spitzer, The Stake Family lit a candle
Cynthia Stake left a message on August 2, 2021:
The Stake family would like to send our sincere condolences to the entire Spitzer family. My mother was in a clinical trial of his (almost 20 yrs ago) for CLL at MD Anderson when no one else would help. Dr. Spitzer and his caring and fun-loving, professional nature was instrumental in saving her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as this wonderful physician/healer is now with the Great Physician/Healer. May you find comfort and peace in knowing how precious Dr. Spitzer was to so many and the families he gave the ultimate gift of hope to.
Susan realbuto left a message on August 1, 2021:
Dear Susan I was sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please accept my condolences
Deborah Davis left a message on August 1, 2021:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Spitzer saved my life 10 yrs ago and entertained me every step of the way. One of my greatest blessings will always be having crossed paths with this extraordinary man.
Roxane Robinson left a message on July 31, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss! Dr. Spitzer has a very special place in my heart for his part in saving my life 9 years ago! I had a very rare cancer & he jumped in w/ aggressive treatment and got me down to MUSC right away. May the Lord comfort you during this time!
Mack Mathews left a message on July 31, 2021:
Condolences to family of Gary Spitzer May he rest in peace.
patti left a message on July 31, 2021:
to Suzanne & family, i know it’s been a long, hard battle but certainly you must be proud of Gary’s illustrious career & his dedication to helping his patients & those who benefit from his work. cherish your fond memories Patti
Lois Martin left a message on July 31, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers to all who knew the smartest man I’ve ever known. I have many memories of Doc. It was never a boring day at work! Rest In Peace, Doc 🙏. It was a pleasure.
Laurie cantrell left a message on July 31, 2021:
Suzanne- All the years of working with him. I was and always will think of his brilliance. I hope he is at peace. Laurie
Laura Boineau left a message on July 31, 2021:
My deepest sympathies.
Ben Weiss left a message on July 31, 2021:
Helen,my wife and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Gary who attended our wedding in 1967 in Melbourne. I first met Gary in 1957 when we attended Caulfield North Central school then 4years at Melbourne High School followed by 6 years doing our Medical degree at Melbourne University . I would often study with Gary at 5 Kooyong rd Caulfield on a Saturday till midnight then we would head out toTreble Clef in Toorak for coffee and to catch up with a few ladies.Gary was a very conscientious student always at the top of the class with honors in most subjects .We had many fun times together especially those magnificent Sunday afternoon parties at his house where each male had to bring two females. I was fortunate to go on many vacations with the Spitzer family and was grateful to be considered one of Gary’s close friends.We send our love and best wishes to Suzanne . Ben and Helen Weiss
John Michael Heberger left a message on July 30, 2021:
Dear Suzanne and Family: You are in our prayers. We know that you will miss Gary. Bea & John Heberger
Loretta Jones left a message on July 29, 2021:
In memory of Dr. Gary Spitzer, Loretta Jones lit a candle
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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