John Nevin Isenberg, M.D.
Dr. John Nevin Isenberg, 67, died early Tuesday morning, July 29, 2008. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Sally, his sister, Beverly Isenberg of New Jersey, and four nieces, five nephews, and one grandniece. Nevin was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Marjorie Isenberg of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Nevin grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and developed a love of birdwatching, growing roses, and all things in nature. He was active in Boy Scouts, and achieved the ranks of Eagle and Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Altoona High School, was Valedictorian of his class and attended Cornell University on academic scholarship.
Upon graduating from Cornell in l962, Nevin attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with a medical doctor degree (M.D.) as well as a PhD in biochemistry. He then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology. It was in Minneapolis that he met and married his wife, Sally.
Nevin served on the faculty of UCLA in Pediatric Gastroenterology from l975