Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he attended James Madison High School there. He was student body president, played tennis, edited the student newspaper, and belonged to the honor society. At Princeton he majored in biology, was vice president of the Premedical Society, rowed on the lightweight crew, managed the marching band, and ate at Court.
He earned a medical degree from SUNY Downstate and interned and was chief resident at Columbia Presbyterian. He served as an Air Force major in Tehran, Iran, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
Settling in Hollywood, Fla., he practiced trauma surgery at Doctors Hospital and was chief of surgery at Memorial Regional Hospital. Retiring from practice in 1991, he enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, graduating as valedictorian and joining its board of directors. Shortly after, an accident during a minor operation severed the nerve controlling his sense of taste. Undaunted, he excelled as an amateur chef for the rest of his life, producing gourmet meals from memory.
Saul visited Israel often, raising funds for universities and hospitals there and for philanthropies in both the United States and Israel, including the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton. He enjoyed travel and collecting stamps, rugs, and antiques.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susan; children Sharon, Sara ’86, and Steven ’87; and four grandchildren. We have sent condolences.