Deceased Information


    Sol Youngwirth

    Solka Hersh ben Labish v' Bleema


    Monday, January 01, 2018 (After Sunset)


    Thursday, January 04, 2018


    11:00 AM




    Mount Carmel Cemetery



    Sol Harold Youngwirth, M.D. July 5, 1921 – January 1, 2018 Sol Harold Youngwirth, MD was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY on July 5, 1921, the beloved son of Eastern European immigrants, Leon and Bertha Youngwirth. Encouraged by his parent’s dreams for his success; Sol’s stellar intellect and love of knowledge led him first to the acclaimed Townsend Harris High School in Queens, NY, where he commenced his lifelong pursuit of knowledge in multiple fields but most impressively in the field of medicine. His disciplined mind, hunger for knowledge and great compassion made him a much beloved physician by all that knew him. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1941 from City College and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army while obtaining his M.D. from NYU. He completed an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Goldwater Memorial Hospital. He was Board certification in Cardiology and became a Diplomate in Internal Medicine in 1953 and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Sol married his “Beshert” Grace Solomon 71 years ago. They spent the initial years of their marriage in Atlanta, GA and Panama City, FL while Sol served in the U.S. Army. Sol was always resourceful; when faced with an unchecked and dangerous mosquito epidemic in Panama City, he commandeered a plane to do aerial spraying to prevent the spread of disease. After he completed his service, Sol first practiced in Forest Hills, Queens and later started a thriving practice in Syosset in 1955. Their family grew with the arrival of three sons: Stephen, Lewis and Glenn. Throughout his career he was a remarkably astute and caring clinician much respected and loved by his patients. His clinical acumen was second to none and his ability for physical diagnosis and his virtuoso use of the stethoscope was remarkable and not likely to be reproduced in subsequent generations of physicians. He spent his days working long hours in his home office and hospital. For most of his career he performed house calls at all hours of the day and night regardless of weather. When he retired in 1996, he was inundated by letters of praise and appreciation from his many patients. Despite the long hours devoted to his practice Sol did not stint on time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Leisure time was devoted to family vacations at home and abroad, skiing, swimming and later in life traveling to visit grandchildren whom he delighted with balloon animals and a car trunk full of treasures. Sol had numerous personal interests including reading, physics, astronomy, collecting historical documents and antiques. For many years he and Grace could be seen bicycling regularly from Syosset to Cold Spring Harbor. Thinking back on the narrow roads and speeding traffic whizzing by them while on their bikes, its remarkable he survived 96 years! He is predeceased by his oldest son, Stephen (Joni), and is survived by his wife of 71 years, Grace; sons, Lewis (Mary) and Glenn (Dina); six grandchildren: Nicole, David, Sara, Jonathan, Brooke and Erin; and two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Emily. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Jewish National Fund “JNF Tree Center.” Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, GA 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Catherine Ronan Shult

    Dear Mrs. Youngwirth and family, I am so very sad about Dr. Youngwirth’s passing. I worked for Dr. Youngwirth for 11 years until he retired. I loved working with him and Mrs. Youngwirth, they both were truly special people to work for. I remember after hours he would go for a bike ride or go swimming at the YMCA. He always had to go out after the long hours of dedication he had for his patient’s. You could never find a dedicated doctor like Dr. Youngwirth. He was the BEST!! Please accept my condolences Fondly, Catherine

    February 20, 2018 , 11:39 PM

  • Kristen Kluberdanz Willert

    Brooke & Young wirth Family, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Please pass on my sincerest condolences to all. You & your entire family will be in my thoughts & prayers. Lots of love being sent your way. Xoxoxo Kristen

    January 11, 2018 , 08:00 AM

  • Susan Schwartz Most

    Dear Grace and family, So sad about Dr. Youngwirth's passing. He was a great man. I started as a patient at 5 years old and stayed until his retirement. He was more than just my doctor, he was a friend to my parents, Sol & Flossie, a patient of my dad's, a temple member and a really, really nice man. He will be missed. Fondly, Susan

    January 05, 2018 , 09:02 PM

  • mark lamantia

    My late mother, Marge, worked for Dr. Youngwirth for perhaps 20 years. But more than that, he was her physician, as he was for other family members. Dr. Youngwirth was a gentleman of the highest regard. My mother was very fond of him and his family. He lived a long and wonderful life, which he deserved. Please accept my condolences.

    January 04, 2018 , 04:48 PM