John J. Stangel MD
June 12, 1941- April 25, 2023
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Dr. John Stangel passed away on April 25, 2023, surrounded by his beloved family at his home in Mt. Kisco, NY.
Dr. Stangel was born in New York City on June 12, 1941, to immigrants Regina and Abraham Stangel. He graduated with honors from Stuyvesant High School, and went on to study at Cornell University, class of 1963. While doing post-graduate work at Syracuse University he met Lois Borenkind, the love of his life and his wife of 57 years. They married on December 26, 1965, and together raised their two exceptional sons, Justin and Eric, in Chappaqua, NY. Upon graduating from New York Medical College in 1969, Dr. Stangel completed his internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He returned to New York Medical College for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He was one of the first group of physicians to take and pass the new medical boards for this subspecialty. Throughout his career, he worked on the cutting edge of fertility treatments including being a pre-eminent researcher, surgeon and lecturer. He became the Medical Director of IVF Australia/IVF America in Port Chester, NY, one of the earliest and largest in-vitro fertilization programs in the US. In addition he was the Westchester County Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), and had the distinction of maintaining a private practice for four decades in White Plains and Rye, NY, where he personally treated every patient with the assistance of a brilliant nursing and support staff. Dr. Stangel was regularly honored by his peers and the press for excellence in fertility research and treatments. He was a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and was proud to be named President of the Westchester County Medical Society. He also published numerous impactful scientific papers and articles, and wrote, edited, and contributed to many essential texts in his specialty. In 1979 he wrote Fertility and Conception: The Essential Guide for Childless Couples (Paddington), and he co-authored The Unofficial Guide to Getting Pregnant (Wiley) in 2005. Though he had many interests (his perfect afternoon was stumbling upon a bookstore and grabbing everything he could carry), his two great passions were his work and his family. As a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, he pioneered advances in in-vitro fertilization which helped create countless families and changed lives. Patients traveled from around the world to seek his treatment. Many of his patients became his lifelong friends. He was available to every patient day and night, and nothing pleased him more than watching his patients’ families grow. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and colleagues, and above all by his very close family. He shared adventures and constant laughter with his wife, two sons and daughters-in-law (Lara and Elizabeth), and his three adored granddaughters (Emily, Ashley and Eva). He taught them all the importance of enjoying every moment.
Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue - Thornwood, New York 10594 on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM for funeral services. Mr. Stangel will be laid to rest in his family plot at Sharon Gardens Cemetery in Valhalla, New York at 11:45 AM.
Shiva is at the home of Lois Stangel
48 Bell Hollow Road
Mount Kisco, New York
Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
& 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Continues Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.
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