Dr. Phillip Baron, 73, of New Brunswick died Nov. 25, 2019. Born Feiveh Baranczyk in 1946 in a refugee camp in Salzburg, Austria, he came to America with the help of HIAS (formerly known as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) shortly before his third birthday. The son of two Holocaust survivors, he grew up on the Lower East Side of New York.
Dr. Baron was a graduate of Bronx High School of Science (1964), City College (B.S. 1969), New York University (M.S. in Electrical Engineering 1972), and Rutgers Medical School (1978), in addition to being a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
He enjoyed going to the opera and the philharmonic in the fall and winter, and spent summers with his family on Long Beach Island.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan; two daughters, Eve (David) Sorkin and Laura Baron; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 27 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth or HIAS.