Joel S. Prawer, M.D.April 24, 1951 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 66)
Joel S. Prawer, MD, 66, passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of his wife, Cathy, on October 11, 2017.
Joel was born in St. Paul, MN to Herman and Ethel Prawer. He was a family physician at Point Brittany Medical Center for 35 years. Joel earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota. He completed a three year Family Practice residency at Bayfront Medical Center, where he continued to teach since his graduation. In June 2017, Joel was awarded the outstanding preceptor award. His son, Adam, joined him in practice in 2012. Joel’s love of family was always his first priority. He also loved medicine and teaching the next generation of doctors. He was a lifelong learner. Joel was passionate about sports and an avid Rays and Gator fan. He enjoyed his own sports, walking the beach, working out, and traveling. Joel so enjoyed caring for his patients. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, spending family time on Ft. Myers Beach, and devouring his wife and daughter’s cooking and baking. Joel truly enjoyed life every day and always saw the bright side of things. He was a magnificent problem solver and thinking out of the box was one of his many strengths.
Joel is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Cathy; son, Adam (Catie) Prawer, MD; daughter, Sarah (Ryan) Lipton; grandchildren, Emma Grace and David; brother, Kenneth (Bonnie); mother-in-law, Marie Herman; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Gerry Krug; and several adoring nieces and nephews. Joel was predeceased by his brothers, William and Donald.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 15 at Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Largo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Joel’s memory to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or suncoasthospicefoundation.org
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.