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Dr. S. Martin Lindenauer

Dr. S. Martin Lindenauer, 89, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died on 15 June 2022.

The Funeral was held at Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 on Sunday, 19 June 2022 at 10:30 AM .

Rabbi Nadav Caine officiated. Interment at Beth Israel Memorial Garden in Arborcrest Cemetery, 2521 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor MI 48105.

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Click here to join the family for the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The family of Dr. S. Martin Lindenauer will be gathering on Sunday and Monday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the residence, 2228 Belmont Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48104.

S. Martin “Marty” Lindenauer, M.D. of Ann Arbor Michigan passed away on June 15, 2022, at the age of 89. Marty was born on December 10, 1932 in Forest Hills New York, eldest son of Hyman and Sophie Lindenauer and brother of Arthur Lindenauer.

He lived in New York City until he left to attend Dartmouth College. He graduated in three years, followed by medical school at Tufts University. He completed his internships at Ft Benning, GA and Ft Knox, KY. His general surgery residency took him to the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1960 and he lived in Ann Arbor ever since. He joined the faculty at the University, as an instructor in surgery in 1964 and rose to a full professor in 1972. Marty’s career at Michigan spanned over 40 years. In addition to his clinical practice and his research, which focused on vascular disease, Marty served in a number of administrative roles during his career. They included Chief of Staff at the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital, Associate Dean of the Medical School and Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs at the University Hospital.

As a professor, Marty mentored hundreds of medical students and residents, and was devoted to developing the professional careers of young physicians. He was beloved by the students and residents he trained and long after he retired from an active clinical practice he continued mentoring young physicians during weekly clinic hours. He was a natural born teacher and it was one of his favorite things to do. Marty was an old school physician that took care of the entire patient and developed deep relationships with patients and their families that lasted over the course of many years.

Marty was a talented athlete. A swimmer, a skier and a speed skater. He excelled in speed skating from an early age, a sport that was cultivated by his father. He went on to win a national title in his senior year of high school and qualified to go to the Olympics, but opted out in favor of going to college instead. While he never competed after high school, he would often take his children skating and skiing when they were younger. While holding onto his back pockets, he would whip them around the skating rink when they were little to their delight.

Marty was a lover of history and devoured historical novels. He was the family resource for all types of trivia and facts pertaining to most everything. No matter how obscure the question, he always had the answer. His memory for details, facts, and history was a skill that he maintained to the very end. He could always be called upon to recall the name of an obscure river in Asia, the significance of a military battle or the reason why stars stay in the sky.

Marty and his family spent summers at their cottage up north in Leland, Michigan. They had many memorable vacations with friends and family there. It was the family’s happy place. They had a small fishing boat which Marty loved to take out every chance he could. The boat, named Pappy Days, was inspired by the nickname his children and grand-children gave him, “Pappy.” Marty was very proud of his family which includes his devoted wife of 66 years, Marilyn, their four wonderful children: Dara and her husband David Fuller, Debby and her husband Peter Weinberg, David and his wife Tena and Sue and her husband Tom Mooney as well as their 12 fabulous grandchildren: Katie and Hannah Fuller; Ben and Caroline Weinberg; Charlie and Henry Weinberg; Samantha and Charles Lhermitte and Sarah Lindenauer; and Logan, Ryan and Claire Mooney and the newest addition to the family, James Weinberg, their first great-grandchild.

The Lindenauer family is thankful for the team of caretakers that took wonderful care and attention to ensure his comfort to the very end. His main caretaker Lindsey Russell was especially impactful in helping him live the end of his life with dignity and humor, allowing him to be at home so he could enjoy his time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. S. Martin Lindenauer may do so by making a contribution to:

University of Michigan - Lindenauer Vascular Research & Education Award
Office of University Development
3003 South State Street, Suite 9000
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Beth Israel Congregation of Ann Arbor
2000 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-9897
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