Dr. Sheldon “Shelly” Eisenman died peacefully March 21 at White Plains Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.
Dr. Eisenman was born Oct. 2, 1932 to Rabbi Saul and Zipora Eisenman. He was raised in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn and moved to Scarsdale in 1969. He graduated from New York University, received a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He married his wife Katherine on July 28, 1961.
From 1963 to 1965, Dr. Eisenman served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Verdun, France. He returned to build a private practice in psychiatry in Manhattan and Hartsdale. He also attended and taught at the New York Hospital, Westchester Division, the NYU Student Health Service and the Westchester Jewish Community Services.
Dr. Eisenman is survived by his wife Katherine; his children, David (Julia Pistor), Nicole and Joshua (Kristin Hatfield); his brother Rabbi Bernard Eisenman (Billie); and six grandchildren, Thomas, Anna, Michael, Zachary, Jean George and Frederick. A funeral service was held at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El March 25, officiated by Rabbi Bernard Eisenman and Cantor Chanin Becker, and was followed by shiva at the family home. Dr. Eisenman was buried in Sharon Gardens, Valhalla.