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Leslie Wiener

Leslie was born on July 8, 1934 in New York City. Growing up in Brooklyn, he lived with his parents, Murray and Rose, and his older sister, Elayne, on the corner of Washington Ave and Montgomery Street directly across from the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Ebbets Field was just around the corner and Les was fascinated with seeing the Brooklyn Dodgers on the field. His formative years were spent at Public School 241. Just a short trolley ride south, down famous Flatbush Avenue, was his high school, Erasmus Hall.

In the early 1950’s, Les left Brooklyn to attend college at the University of Illinois and then went on to Chicago Medical School where he graduated in 1959 with a specialty in cardiology. In Chicago, he met and married the love of his life, Rita Posen. They moved to Washington DC, where Les continued his post graduate training at DC General Hospital. Following his commission in the US Navy, Les spent the next five years at the US Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. Rita and Les settled down in Southern New Jersey to raise a family in Cherry Hill and then Haddonfield.

After his service as an officer in the Navy, he was an attending physician and Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as well as a professor of medicine and the Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Physiology Research Lab at Jefferson Medical College. After leaving Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he became Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Bryn Mawr Hospital and the Director of Cardiovascular Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. In addition, he was a consultant at Pennsylvania Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Underwood Memorial Hospital for many years. Leslie was board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease.

Leslie is survived by his wife, Rita, of 65 years, daughters Catherine Landrum and Carolyn Manchel (Robert) and son John Wiener (Marybeth), as well as six grandchildren, Emily and Paige Landrum, Alexandra and Leah Manchel and Ryan and Jack Wiener.

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#1 Comment By Greta Baskin Finkelstein On June 25, 2022 @ 1:40 pm

So sorry to hear of Dr. Wiener’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.

#2 Comment By Laura Dunlap On June 25, 2022 @ 2:22 pm

Cathy, Paige and Emily,
We are so sorry for your loss. In these difficult days may your love for and memories of your Dad and
Grandfather be a source of comfort and strength.
Bob, Laura, Danny and Johnny

#3 Comment By Shereth Coble On June 25, 2022 @ 3:38 pm

Dear Rita, Cathy and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Les was an outstanding doctor and a kind and gentle man. When a loved one passes, our hearts hurt. But time and memories help to heal. I am so grateful to know all of you especially Cathy whom I was so happy to see recently. All the best to a wonderful family. Sherry

#4 Comment By Beverly and Kirt Bass On June 25, 2022 @ 5:30 pm

We send our sincere sympathy to your entire family. We loved your Dad and grandfather and will always remember the warm, wonderful times we spent together. Our blessings to your special family.

#5 Comment By Andy Bergen On June 25, 2022 @ 5:34 pm

Rita, John and Marybeth, I will always remember Mr Wiener as a true gentlemen who raised a great family. Always made you feel comfortable when visiting and I will never forget giving him a tour of my unit’s command post with John back in 2011. He is in our thoughts and prayers, Andy, Laurie, Jake and Norah Bergen

#6 Comment By John Wiener On June 25, 2022 @ 5:36 pm

Pops – we will all miss you dearly. Your loving son, John

#7 Comment By Patti Catanzaro On June 25, 2022 @ 10:03 pm

So deeply sorry for your loss. The legacy your father left behind is so incredible…from the lives he saved to the beautiful family he raised. His presence will live on through SO many of us. Rest in peace, Dr. Weiner.

Cathy, Paige & Emily…sending you the biggest virtual hugs.
Love, Patti

#8 Comment By Fred and Carryl Slobotkin On June 26, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

Carolyn
so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great individual and I’m sure he will be sorely missed
Send our love and prayers to all of your family.

#9 Comment By Michael H Markoff On June 28, 2022 @ 9:14 pm

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of your father. All of our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family during this difficult time.
With Sympathy,
Markoff Family

#10 Comment By Jan Dugan On June 29, 2022 @ 3:05 pm

My sincere condolences to you all as you grieve a wonderful man that left a huge impact on soo many. May good memories comfort you, and may he rest in peace knowing how loved he is. Sending you all my love and hugs.

#11 Comment By Paul Diamond On June 29, 2022 @ 11:04 pm

My sincere condolences on your loss; my cousin Les was a wonderful man and he will surely be missed by many upon whose lives he had such a positive impact.