Dr. Daniel Weiner, age 88, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.
He was born Dec. 15, 1928, to the late Max and Bessie (Charney) Weiner in Philadelphia. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, he worked in the Public Health Service with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta when he met Sheila, then they moved to Seattle before going into private practice in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, he became active in the Jewish community, serving on various boards, leading committees and presiding over the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta.
Before entering retirement, Dan received his pilot’s license, allowing him to fly for pleasure. After traveling all over the world with his wife, he purchased a small plane, wherein he and Sheila would travel the United States on weekends and eventually landed and retired to Sarasota. When he came to Florida, he renewed his veterinary license and volunteered at Mote and the Pelican Man sanctuary, as well as emergency animal hospitals as a relief veterinarian. During all that time, he was an avid bridge player, both competitively and for enjoyment.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Sheila Barskin Weiner, and brothers Dr. Raymond Weiner and the Honorable Charles Weiner, both of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his daughter, Hilary Weiner of Rockville, Md.; a brother, Gershon Weiner of Savannah; close friend and companion Muriel Shindler of Sarasota; stepdaughter Janet Taylor Zwillinger, her husband, Dan Zwillinger, and their son, Kent Zwillinger, all of Boston; and several nephews and a niece.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237, or the Ryan School of Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 215-898-1480.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Temple Beth Sholom cemetery.