Dr. Daniel S. Sax, neurologist
Dr. Daniel S. Sax, a Baltimoreborn and educated neurologist, died Thursday at his home in Randolph Center, Vt. He was 81.
Family members said he died in his sleep and the cause of death was undetermined.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Dr. Benjamin Sax, a physician and radiologist, and Miriam Helfgott, a school nurse.
He was raised on Eutaw Place and was a 1952 graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the Johns Hopkins University and was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
He served as a neurologist at Bethesda Naval Hospital during the Vietnam War.
He had a residency in neurology at Boston City Hospital, then became a neurologist on the staff at University Hospital, now known as Boston Medical Center.
He was also a professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.
In 1976 he joined the staff of Gifford Medical Center in Randolph Center. He retired nearly a decade ago.
He met his future wife, Joan A. Bond, in Cambridge, Mass. They lived in Brookline, Mass., from 1970 until moving to Randolph Center in 2000.
Dr. Sax was a member of the American Medical Association, American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology.
He enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked classical music and was a wine collector. He was a member of the Boston Wine and Food Society. Services were held Sunday. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, a translator; a son, John Sax of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Sax McLoughlin of Ashland, Mass., and Dr. Diana Corzine of Clancy, Mont.; a brother, Dr. Albert Sax of New York; and three grandchildren.