Nathan Libby, 104


Nathan Libby passed away on Nov. 22, 2017, at 104 years old. He was born on May 22, 1913, and lived in Great Neck for approximately 70 years.

Nathan was a graduate of Baylor University where he played varsity football and received his MD degree. He then served as lieutenant commander and surgeon in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

During the war he met Shirley, and they were married for 72 years, until her death on Nov. 28, 2016.

Nathan was a founding physician of North Shore Hospital, now Northwell Health, and practiced medicine until age 81.

Nathan was a devoted and beloved husband of Shirley Libby; father to Susan Siegel (Phillip), Jean Cartwright (Brian), Daniel Libby (Nancy Kemeny), Charles Libby (Carole Lerman) and James Libby (Sheri); grandfather of Lisa, Jennifer, Samantha, Grant, Eliot, Bryce, Jackie, Laura, Vicki, Ilana, Eve, Joanna, Jeffrey, Valerie, Rusty and Scotty; and great-grandfather of 17.

Services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26, at Riverside-Nassau North Chapel in Great Neck.

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