Albert Treger, M.D.
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Albert Treger, M.D.

TREGER: Albert Treger, M.D., died on Oct. 25, 2021, after a long illness. He was 89. Dr. Treger was a Brooklyn native. The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Dr. Treger was the eldest of three children. He had two sisters, Marilyn Zimmerman, late of New York, and Shirley Lipkin, of California. Dr. Treger attended Stuyvesant, a specialized high school in New York. He entered Cornell University on a scholarship at age 17. After his junior year, at age 19, Dr. Treger entered medical school at New York University. His medical training took him to Rochester, New York, for his internship, Cleveland, Ohio, for his residency, and Denver, Colorado, for a fellowship in cardiology, the clinical specialty he practiced in Pittsburgh from 1967 to 1998. Dr. Treger and his wife, Rosalyn, met at Cornell and married in 1955. Their children, Flora, Marian, Jesse, and Daniel were born during his training. Dr. Treger was incredibly dedicated and hard working. He cared deeply about his patients, and about providing for his family. Upon his retirement, his colleagues described him as one of the most dedicated physicians they knew. He was a quiet, yet caring man who took great pride in his children and their accomplishments. He was especially proud that his children shared his love of learning and education, and that all earned advanced degrees in the sciences and the arts. He had two granddaughters, Elissa and Isabel Treger, whom he loved dearly. His daughter Marian passed away suddenly in December 2020. Dr. Treger had a lifelong curiosity about the world around him. His interests ranged from Oriental history to textiles, especially Oriental rugs. He and his wife traveled to Iran, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Japan, England and Mexico. He remained a voracious learner into retirement, taking classes at the University of Pittsburgh and later at the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. He never stopped being curious about the world around him, and he never stopped giving his family the benefits of his wisdom and generosity. The Treger family thanks the many home healthcare workers and hospital staff who helped Dr. Treger over the past year. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment Homewood Cemetery. Contributions in Dr. Treger’s memory may be made to the Marian Treger Fellowship for Enduring Creativity (VCCA, Attn: Development, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521 — checks should be made payable to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; please include “Marian Treger Fellowship for Enduring Creativity” on the memo line) or the charity of one’s choice. schugar.com PJC

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