Monday, December 31, 2012
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Lawrence Alan Goldschlager, M.D., 72, of Marathon, Fla., died unexpectedly on Dec. 28, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, J. Deborah Balter, sisters Bernice (Ron), Allison and Eileen (Aaron) Michel, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of the University of Miami and attended medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo and did his residency in pediatrics at the University of Southern California. There are no superlatives to adequately describe Dr. Goldschlager; he devoted his life to helping others -- unstinting in his willingness to provide assistance medically, emotionally or practically.

A memorial service will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.(eulogies begin at 10:30) on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (305-743-4971). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to KAIR (Keys Area Interdenominational Resources) 3010 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 (, 305-743-4582).

The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home Big Pine Key is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.