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Robert Buxbaum
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I moved to California in 2009 and sadly lost touch with Bob. News reached me a few years late. He helped launch a small nonprofit that a small group of us founded to improve palliative care and end of life care; single-handedly helping us to keep it afloat both financially and strategically. But beyond that, Bob's talents, wit, energy, and sheer kindness left an indelible mark on me. I am saddened that I let time and distance get in the

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Posted by: Garen Corbett    Oct 15, 2021

On the anniversary of his death, Bob is missed. Great colleague at HVMA.


Posted by: Annette Radzevich - Boston, MA - coworker   Mar 06, 2019

Having moved away from the Boston area (Brookline), I've only just learned of Dr. Buxbaum's death. I was greatly saddened. I was a patient of his and became his friend. He was exactly what a physician should be, combining expertise with wisdom and common sense. When I could not understand why my feet itched terribly after my bike ride to work during the winter, he had the answer: the old English malady of chilblanes. His prescription: an extra pair of

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Posted by: Howard Husock - Rye, NY - friend   Aug 16, 2017
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My favorite memory about the Buxbaum family was phoning home to follow up on a question Ann had. Immediately my ear was filled with loud crisp musical notes, that could only be from live musicians. It was a thrill that gave me butterflies when Ann also confirmed that one of the ensembles was practicing. Despite being at work, it was a pleasure to hear music alive, and unexpectedly present, in the Buxbaum family. May his legacy of courage and curiosity live on after his death. -Rena


Posted by: Rena Celeste - S Grafton, MA   Mar 24, 2016
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Posted by: Rena Celeste    Mar 24, 2016

Bob was a very lucky man to have such a wonderful wife in Anne. But who deserved her more than Bob? We counted ourselves lucky to know him.


Posted by: Barney Freiberg-Dale - Newton, MA   Mar 24, 2016

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Posted by: Alice & Martin Axelbank - Newton, MA - Friend   Mar 24, 2016

Dr. Buxbaum was our Internist at Harvard Community Health Plan from the early years through over 30 years at Harvard Vanguard. We were saddened to learn of his death, He exemplified balance and zest for life Condolences to Ann, his children and extended family.

Glenice and Gaylen Kelley


Posted by: Glenice and Gaylen Kelley - Middleton, MA   Mar 23, 2016

Bob was my biggest personal inspiration when I was young, forming my values, and looking for a mentor in whom I could really believe. I believed I him then, and now...over 50 years later!

He was so strong, caring, interested in others, and interested in life. He showed me how you can be true to yourself, your loved ones, and all people you meet, make a powerful difference in their lives...with not one ounce of self-aggrandizement. He was a leader we all wanted to follow. His wife and family are also the greatest. Rest in peace, Bob. You earned it.


Posted by: Ross Neisuler - Newton, MA - Friend   Mar 23, 2016

I just love the photo of Bob to the left of this box. I see his warm blue eyes and his gentle smile. Bob was always listening...you could hear him listening. He loved to listen. This is why a conversation with Bob ultimately felt like an interview: like a journalist writing a human interest story - a YOU were that interesting human! But you had to be careful, because there was so much to learn from Bob. He was studied

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Posted by: Judith Seltzer - Ashland, MA - Friend   Mar 23, 2016