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Robert Buxbaum
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. I remember working with Bob in the Kenmore center years ago in Internal Medicine and urgent care. Years later I re-connected with Bob and his great work with palliative care.He will be missed


Posted by: ann butler - Marietta, GA - Coworker   Mar 23, 2016

So sorry to read this news, Gretchen. Your dad was so welcoming of me when I first started at Harvard Community Health Plan in the early 80s. Loved to chat with him about music and all his multi-interests. He was truly a Renaissance Man and a wonderful physician. it was good to reconnect with him through you when we worked together many years after I left HCHP. my sincere condolences. jack b.


Posted by: Jack Bernazzani - foxboro, MA - Coworker   Mar 21, 2016

During the early 1970s we were introduced to the Buxbaum family as our host family for the METCO (Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity) Program at the Cabot School in Newton, MA. The Buxbaum's were welcoming, warm, inviting, supportive and much more. Forty years later, we still have a family connection. Bob and Ann's humble outreach and understanding across culture and social stratum were always sincere and deeply felt. Dr. Buxbaum was a great man and his legacy will live on through people of many cultures.

Thanks for the memories and caring.
The Joyner's of Dorchester, MA


Posted by: M Joyner - Dorchester, MA - Friend   Mar 21, 2016

Sorry for your loss. I remember us kids sledding on the hill in the backyard
Eddie Martens


Posted by: Edward Martens - Newton, MA - Neighbor   Mar 21, 2016

Bob was wonderfully helpful to me when I was caring for my very elderly mom a number of years ago. I will always think of him with great kindness and appreciation.


Posted by: Marian L. Knapp - Chestnut Hill, MA - Friend   Mar 21, 2016

My regrets on the death of Dr. Buxbaum. He was my first personal physician at Harvard Community Health Plan and took good care of me for a number of years.

We have a family story. I saw his name on my wife's desk. I asked her why she had Bob's name on her desk. She asked why I was scanning her desk and what business was it of mine? I reported that he was my personal physician. She said Oh

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Posted by: K.R. Kaffenberger - Cambridge, MA - Friend   Mar 21, 2016

Wonderful memories from when our children were young and we shared so much. A good man, a great a man, our loss.


Posted by: Ed and Cathy martens - Mattapoisett, MA - Neighbor   Mar 21, 2016

Had worked with Bob at Harvard Community Health Plan and over the years as it evolved. He was very special and we will all miss him very much. Our condolences to his family. A life well lived!

Annette Radzevich MSN FNP


Posted by: A friend   Mar 21, 2016

Please accept my condolences on the loss of this very special man. I had the honor of working with him at Spaulding for 10+ years. He was a kind and caring physician who touched not only his patients but the staff as well. He will be missed may he rest in peace.


Posted by: Gail Deneault - Sharon, MA - Coworker   Mar 20, 2016

It wasn't long ago that I was admiring your Iceland pictures and now I understand why the recent pictures showed Dr. Buxbaum looking less robust. I am so sorry for your loss. I like to remember him hosting the networking breakfasts sponsored by the Massachusetts Compassionate Care Coalition. It was a terrific effort and I know you were both extremely generous. It is still, I think, bearing fruit. Thank you!


Posted by: Peg Metzger - Wellesley, MA - Acquaintance   Mar 20, 2016