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Dr. Daniel M. Greenwald

November 19, 1943 — March 21, 2021

Dr. Daniel M. Greenwald, of Highland Park, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Care One Somerset Valley in Bridgewater. He was 77. Born in Boston, MA, he lived in Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL and Fayetteville, NC before moving to Highland Park in 1981.

Daniel grew up in Dorchester, a mixed working-class neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He loved the older wandering streets and irregular pathways of Boston, the New England accent, and the Boston Red Sox. He lost much of his Boston accent but never forgot the Red Sox, living through the tragedies of 1967, 1975 and 1986, and the special triumphs of 2004, 2007 and 2013.

He attended Maimonides School and graduated from Brookline High School. He got his Bachelor's at MIT, his medical degree from Hahnemann, and his post-graduate training at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Greenwald served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era, as a General Medical Officer with the 5th Special Forces Unit, First SF. He was stationed most of the time at Ft. Bragg, NC. Part of his Army experience included parachute training, an odd mixture of thrills and horror.

He spent most of his medical career at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, NJ.

Dr. Greenwald received the Distinguished Life Fellow Award from the American Psychiatric Association. He was former President of the NJ Psychiatric Association in Westfield, and a member of the Physicians for a National Health Plan in Chicago and Health Care Quality Strategies in East Brunswick.

Daniel played chess in his youth, loved to watch Jeopardy and enjoyed music, including baroque, classical, folk and blues and 1950s rock. He took advantage of his retirement to travel often, visiting far flung locales like South Africa, Vietnam, and Bolivia.

He's predeceased by his wife of 29 years, Linda Smith Greenwald (d. 1998).

Surviving are his three sons, Nathaniel of Highland Park, Jeremy of Highland Park, and Stephen of San Francisco, California; his friend and companion, Linda Weltchek of Berkeley Heights, NJ; and three sisters, Ada Jacobowitz of Phoenix, AZ; Judith Bar-Meir of Jerusalem, Israel; and Deborah Greenwald of Lincoln, MA, his twin.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 11th, 3:00 pm, at Daniel's residence. Zoom online available –please contact the family. Contributions may be made in Daniel's name to either the National Park Trust, or the Fountain House,

Arrangements are by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N. Main Street-at Riva Avenue, Milltown. You may sign the condolence online "guestbook" at
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