Dr. Jeffery Penso passed away on March 12, 2020 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a very active member of the community before his illness, and will be remembered by his friends at the YMCA, his medical colleagues and his compadres at Walk With a Doc.
Dr. Penso was born November 6, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Stuyvesant High School, and Brooklyn College, and attended medical school at Down State in New York. He was a long time member of Temple Akiba and served there as an usher.
Penso was an immensely successful and popular pediatrician, and had estimated caring for between 8,000 and 10,000 patients during his medical career.
He and his wife Rebecca, an artist and retired resource teacher, loved to travel and visited many countries, including multiple trips to Cuba with a Jewish humanitarian foundation.
He is survived by his wife, his three sons, Josh Penso, David Penso and Daniel Penso, his daughter-in-law Kwanchawok ‘Wayo’ Penso and his two granddaughters, Jennifer and Keiko Penso.
The funeral will be private, and there will be a memorial service announced at a later date.