By COLlive reporter
Dr. Howard Saul, a 67-year-old doctor who was a member of the Chabad community in Cherry Hill, NJ, tragically passed away on Friday after going missing while scuba diving in Hollywood Beach, Florida.
He was searched for by US Coast Guard boats and helicopters along with the assistance of Hatzalah South Florida, after he went missing.
Dr. Saul was Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology and treated women with gynecologic cancer in South Jersey for around 20 years and had been involved in many pioneering cancer treatment studies.
Dr. Saul was known as a joyous and friendly person with an open home, and was beloved by the many who knew him. He was a devoted doctor who saved countless lives. He also had many hobbies, and was a great fan of magic tricks, which he would use to cheer and calm his patients.
He recently retired and moved to Florida.
He is survived by his wife Gail and children Rochel (and Sruli) Brooker and Michael Saul, and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on
Sunday, Jan 29th, at 2:30pm
at Lakeside Memorial Park
10301 NW 25th St.
Miami, FL 33172
Shiva will follow at
in 3500 Mystic Pointe Drive
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.
What a sweet person. This is absolutely devastating!
Very special person and Doctor. The world has lost an amazing soul! Shocked and saddened. May Hashem give the family strength to cope with this tremendous loss!
had the Zechus to get to know Howard over 30 years ago, a mover and shaker!
Chaim Meir was a real tzaddik. He invited me to help his minyan and I saw him in action. IyH I’ll make a tribute Abt him. If you care to hear it pl send me email at [email protected]
Boruch dayan Emes
What a special person! What a loss! May HaShem give his family tremendous strength! Moshiach now! הקיצו ורננו
This is the 2nd Friday in a row with an accident with frum people.
We NEED Moshiach now!!!!
I was visiting my mom in cherry hill who is not religious and so I made plans to be a visitor at Dr Saul! He had a table full of people and was so inviting! I can’t believe I remembered him. BDE
Sending love to his wife Gail and family.
He was a kiddush Hashem wherever he went. Loved seeing his happy posts on fb since so recently moving to Florida.
Hamokom yenachem eschem besoch shaar aveilei tziyon veyerushalayim.
So deeply sad and tragic, I feel a tremendous sense of loss
I spent many shabbosim at his house and shul. What a tragic loss. My heart goes out to his family and community, he was a very special soul. Baruch Dayan Haemes.
What a great and lovely man! Always outgoing, and always so cheerful! He would make a 10 plague magic show every year for the children. May his family find comfort
A genius in Torah and science always with chassidic vort and magic trick ready. The world has lost a great one. I pray for the family to find comfort.
Baruch Dayan HoEmes. Howard and Gail hosted us twice in Cherry Hill over Shabbosim years ago. What a delightful and kind-hearted soul! Every time I mention Cherry Hill, people ask if I know the Sauls. May Gail and children be comforted.
The loss of Howard is beyond words. Howard’s laughter and drive to always go the extra mile for people will always be remembered. Howard’s countenance was exactly what Torah teaches: greet everyone with a smile. His warmth and expression always represented positivity and ultimate emunah and bitochen. We are all heartbroken, and we pray for Gail, Rochel, and Michael to have strength and fortitude. May the many wonderful memories of Howard be a blessing for all.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked many years with Dr. Saul. His professionalism, kindness, and magic will forever remain in my heart.
DR Saul was such a great man and Doctor he was so funny with his jokes. He was great at magic. He was Genuine. i will never forget him i am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I worked with Howard for years! We became great friends and loved operating together. We were forever teaching one another. I know that the thousands of patients and the families of those whose lives he touched and saved will never forget him. I send my deepest condolences to his wife and family.