Josh died Nov. 1, 2021, in New York of leukemia.

He came to us from Jamaica (N.Y.) High School. At Princeton he was a member and secretary of Elm Club, publicity manager of the Triangle Club, an Orange Key guide, and chairman of the Blood Drive.

In 1962 Josh married Isadora “Izzy” Essenfeld, and they had two sons, Andrew and Eric ’92. Josh earned a medical degree from SUNY Downstate in 1967, followed by an internship and residency in OB/GYN at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Hospital. From 1971 to 1973 he served in the Army as a major and chief of OB/GYN at Fort Rucker, Ala.

After the Army, Josh began a five-decade career in private OB/GYN practice and on staff at LIJ, where he served as a clinical professor and in various roles focused on women’s health and physician training. Following Josh’s death, the LIJ Medical Staff Society declared, “The lives he has touched and the impact he has made on both the medical community and the patient community are immeasurable.”

Josh was predeceased by his wife, Izzy, and son Andrew. He is survived by his son Eric and his three granddaughters. The class offers its sympathy to all. 

Undergraduate Class of 1962