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Dr. Sidney Weinstein

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

CHAPEL HILL: Dr. Sidney Weinstein, 88, died at home Monday following an extended illness. A New York City native, he was one of 11 children. Dr. Weinstein graduated from the prestigious Townsend Harris High School. He was a graduate of the City University of New York and received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in neuropsychology from New York University. Dr. Weinstein’s academic career as professor began at NYU Medical School, and spanned Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He had over 150 publications to his credit in the fields of brain injury, skin sensitivity and the relationships between brain injury and cognitive function, though most significantly in the areas of phantom pain and phantom sensation.
Dr. Weinstein proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during WW II for 3 years, mainly in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Dr. Weinstein was the Editor-in-Chief of the Int’l Journal of Neuroscience for over 35 years. He was an extraordinary sculptor, a gifted writer and a devotee of Japanese style poetry. Dr. Weinstein was a Chapel Hill resident for the last 11 years. Sidney Weinstein will be remembered for his love of life, fertile mind and ability to relate to people from all walks of life.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Sandhills Veterans Cemetery. The family will observe Shiva at the residence following the burial.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret D. Weinstein; his children, Curt David Weinstein of Bronx, NY, Karen Ann Ursitti of Danbury, CT, Laura Diane Knight of New Windsor, NJ, Ethan Jeremy Weinstein of Sandy Hook, CT and Ari Joshua Weinstein in Quito, Ecuador; grandchildren, Alexandra and Jonathon Weinstein, Ariel and Rachel Ursitti, and Benjamin and Zachary Knight; and siblings, Harold and Irving Weinstein and Elaine Dunetz.
Donations may be made to the Hadassah Medical Organization, www.hadassah.org.il; the Simon Wiesenthal Center, www.wiesenthal.com or the Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org. On-line condolences: hallwynne.com.

Condolences for the family of “Dr. Sidney Weinstein”

Condolence from Robert Moss on November 8th, 2010 12:00 am

Margaret, my prayers and thought are with you and your family. I will continue to pray for you. May God continue to watch over and protect you and yours.

My sincere thoughts,

Robert Moss

Condolence from Lee Ashley on November 9th, 2010 12:00 am

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Although I never met Sid I know he was a great man who contributed enormously to science, to art and to all who were close to him. You have so much to be proud of as you grieve, of course, but also celebrate his life.

Condolence from Robyn Spector Blumner on November 9th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Margaret and family,
My heart goes out to you and your entire family on the loss of your dear Sidney!! He was such a dear gentleman. May you find comfort in his many memories, humor and kindnesses!!
Love always,
Robyn and Steven Blumner and family
PS Dad is on a cruise until the 16 of this month and I won’t be in touch with him until then. I know he will share in your sadness!!!

Condolence from Judith Kessler on November 9th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Margaret
Barry and I were sad to read of Sid’s passing. We wanted you to know our thoughts are with at this time and we will remember the good times we shared. You have wonderful memories. May they be of some comfort to you at this time.
Love, Judith

Condolence from Herbert Gopstein on November 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. Sid was always the image that came to mind whenever I heard the Shakespeare phrase, “Taken at the flood” living life to its fullest. I always liked and admired him.

Condolence from Ron Drozdenko, Ph.D. on November 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Margaret and Family

Condolence from Joan Shannon on November 10th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Margaret and Family

Sidney’s presence could light up a room! You both have been very admirable role models for us all. Thank you for being in my life still. May you have many more years more blessings,along with the lasting memories of Sidney.

Joan Shannon

Condolence from Barbara & Barry Vaning on November 10th, 2010 12:00 am

I am saddened by the passing of Uncle Sidney. He will always be in my heart and in my memories.
Barbara & Barry

Condolence from lorena wynne on November 12th, 2010 12:00 am

With my deepest sympathy and condolence on your loss of dear Sid.
Lorena Wynne

Condolence from Lauren Diamond on November 15th, 2010 12:00 am

I was supposed to read this at Sid’s funeral, but misplaced my notes.

I am so honored today to celebrate Sidney’s life.

He was kind, sincere, brilliant, and had more patience than anyone! To have been involved with his wonderful family for almost 43 years has enriched my life. The many people whose
limbs he saved, thank him too even though they never met face to face. I will miss him terribly, but will carry with me his genuine love of life and keep on one his many kind traditions of feeding the wild birds that he adored!

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