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K00791 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 791
BY: M. of A. Sayegh
        MOURNING  the death of Paul W. Nassar, MD, devoted
        family man and distinguished member of his community
  WHEREAS, There are certain outstanding members of our community who,
through their selfless commitment and dedication, have served to  better
the  quality of life in our community and have had a measurable positive
impact on the lives of its residents; Paul W. Nassar, MD, was  one  such
individual; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  with  profound  sorrow  and  deep regret that this
Legislative Body records the passing of Paul W. Nassar, MD,  noting  the
significance of his purposeful life and accomplishments; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Paul  W.  Nassar of Yonkers, New York, passed away on
Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the age of 81; and
  WHEREAS, Born on October 17, 1940, in Yonkers, New York, to the late
George and Jemelia Nassar, Paul W. Nassar was the third of four children
and one of three sons; and
  WHEREAS, Paul W. Nassar earned his medical degree at the  University
of Rome La Sapienza after graduating from New York University; and
  WHEREAS,   Dr.   Paul   W.   Nassar   was  a  recognized  expert  in
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a Major in the Medical Corps from
1973-1975, Director of Psychiatric  Inpatient  Services  at  St.  Luke's
Roosevelt Hospital, Founder and Course Director of Psychiatry and Law at
St.    Luke's  Roosevelt Hospital, partner at Anderson & Nassar Clinical
and Forensic  Psychiatry,  a  private  psychiatrist  for  25  years  and
maintained a private practice in forensic psychiatry since 2010; and
  WHEREAS,  A proud Palestinian- and Arab-American, Dr. Paul W. Nassar
provided human rights and medical aid work for Palestinians both in  and
outside  of  Palestine  for  decades;  alongside  long-time  friend  and
colleague  Laila  Atshan,  he  trained  doctors  in  Palestine  in  PTSD
treatment  and  other  specialties  of  his, and, since the early 1990s,
regularly spoke at conventions and conferences with  organizations  such
as  the  National  Arab American Medical Association, the Gaza Community
Medical Health Programme, and others; and
  WHEREAS, Additionally, Dr. Paul W. Nassar was a member of the  Board
of  Directors  for  the  Kahlil  Gibran  Educational  Fund  in  Yonkers,
volunteered with Doctors Without Borders, and aided  countless  refugees
throughout the world seeking asylum in the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Paul  W.  Nassar  was a man of many talents; he was a
voracious reader with a passion  for  history,  a  lifelong  student  of
medicine and science, and appreciated opera and carpentry; and
  WHEREAS,  A  sports  enthusiast,  Dr.  Paul W. Nassar was a semi-pro
rugby player, college football player, marathon runner, and avid  golfer
and  Giants/Yankees/Knicks/Rangers  fan;  he also enjoyed learning about
other cultures, was deeply engaged in current affairs here  and  abroad,
and  most  importantly, loved spending time with his family and friends;
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Paul  W.  Nassar  is  survived by his wife of over 40
years,   Dorothy   Nassar;   one   brother,   Philip   (Michele);    two
sisters-in-law, Helen Schneider and Linda Uruburu; three sons, Josh Paul
(Amy),   Jordan   Paul   (Amir),   and   Paul   Andrew  (Olivia);  three
granddaughters, Naomi Jemelia, Justice  Julia,  and  Janis  Mary;  three
nieces,  Debra  (Doug)  Snyder, Sarah (Matthew) Garcia, and Katie (Phil)
Harrison; three nephews, Dr.  Jay Paul (Jolene) Nassar, Matthew  Serban,
and   Jacob   (Danielle)   Serban,   as   well   as  many  great-nieces,
great-nephews, cousins, and friends; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Paul W. Nassar's infinite selflessness and  benevolence
will shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his insight
and  strength  will forever serve as a beacon of love, light and hope to
the countless lives he touched; and
  WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a  sense  of
compassion,  Dr.  Paul  W. Nassar leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
who were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will
be  deeply  missed  and  truly  merits  the  grateful  tribute  of  this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Paul W.  Nassar,  MD,  and  to  express  its  deepest
condolences to his family; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Paul W. Nassar, MD.
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