RAYMOND H. SCHWEIBERT, JR., M.D. – On April 22, Dr. Raymond H. Schweibert Jr. died peacefully in Bucks County, Pa. after a prolonged illness. He was 87.
Dr. Schweibert is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Eleanor; his son Raymond C. and daughter Donna M.; his sister Patricia (William) Calhoun; grandchildren Sam Dudick, Joseph Riker and Marli Dudick; and several nieces and nephews.Dr. Schweibert grew up in Passaic County, N.J., and graduated from Clifton High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. and his medical doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is predeceased by his first wife and mother of their two children, Marie J. Mignogna, M.D., whom he met in medical school. He is also predeceased by his parents Raymond H. and Mary (nee DiChristofaro) Schweibert. Dr. Schweibert was highly respected physician for more than 50 years before retiring.
After 12 years in family medicine, Dr. Schweibert entered a residency for child psychiatry at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, followed by a fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital. He practiced as a board-certified child psychiatrist, largely in the Princeton and Trenton areas, for more than 40 years. Dr. Schweibert was an avid reader, a history aficionado, and an outdoorsman whose interests included sailing, skiing, tennis, hiking and fishing. He was a charter member of the Brant Beach Yacht Club on Long Beach Island, and served as a lifeguard on LBI for several summers in his younger years.
During the late 1970s and early '80s he, his son and daughter made several week-long hiking treks on the Long Trail in Vermont. His love for music ranged from opera to contemporary, and he saw singer/songwriter Randy Newman in concert several times with his son. Dr. Schweibert penned two memoirs of his historic travels, the first entitled “In Nimitz's Wake” that followed a 1998 trip he took to Guadalcanal, and served as a tribute to U.S. Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz, the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during World War II. The second he called “Cuba: A Personal Odyssey” that chronicled a July 2000 group trip he took to Havana.
A private ceremony is planned. Donation's to the Alzheimer's Association can be made by calling 1-800-272-3900 or going to Act.Alz.org/donate.