Jonathan Moses Himmelhoch


Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, age 79, of Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Detroit, Michigan to A. Joseph Himmelhoch, M.D. and Sarah Jane (Simmons) Himmelhoch. Predeceased by his sister, Martha Emily; and his brother, S. Ralph (H’57). Beloved (occasionally challenging) husband of Judith E. Himmelhoch, J.D. Father and personal champion (occasionally trying) to Naomi H. Tiscione (H’85), J.D. (Jason); Leah R. Himmelhoch, Ph.D.; Rachel E. Himmelhoch, M.B.A; and Darah L. Himmelhoch, D.V.M and M.B.A. Educated at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Harvard College (Class of 1960; a member of Dunster House; graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in History and Literature) and Harvard Medical School (graduating with an M.D. in 1964). He leaves behind a legacy of compassion for those in need, ground-breaking research, a love of languages (as a sophomore, read “Dr. Zhivago” by Boris Pasternak, in the original Russian, while totally “inside” Tchaikovsky’s symphonies playing on his hi-fi stereo), a herd of over-educated women, a slew of dirty jokes, bathrobes in all colors, a fierce dedication to the Detroit Tigers and a love for all animals. A private service will be held in February 2018 to celebrate his life and what would have been the 55th anniversary of his marriage to Judy. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests contributions be made in his name to the animal rescue organization of your choice. A few are listed , or to

The version published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 3, 2017, has been embellished by Harvard roommate, Henry Marcy.