In Memory of




Obituary for Carl Segal, MD

Avrom Carl Segal, MD, 87, of Columbia, MD passed away on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Helene Segal (nee Tarta); children, Mark (Evelyn) Segal, Steven Segal (Sarah Johnson), Ellen Segal and Marsha Fauver; sisters, Harriet (Bernard) Gross and Barbara Schwartz; grandchildren, Rebecca (Bryan) Crumpley, Naomi (Max) Looper, Noah Segal, Alexandra Segal and Sarah Fauver; and great granddaughter, Isabelle Crumpley. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Allan Schwartz, MD and parents, Claire and Samuel Segal.

Carl Segal grew up in Philadelphia, with interludes in Florida and New Jersey. He was a proud graduate of Central High School, Temple University School of Pharmacy, and Jefferson Medical College, all pillars of Philadelphia's strong academic tradition. His professional role as a physician and psychiatrist were central to his identity. Medicine was a calling, and he was dedicated, first and foremost, to his patients. Carl served as a Regular Army physician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, leaving the service as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was later one of the founding physicians of Howard County General Hospital. Carl was also passionate about zoos, animals, and photography. He was a Lifetime Member of the Philadelphia Zoo since the age of 12. Carl loved his wife, Helene, his children, grandchildren and his new great grandchild with a sincere and constant passion and fierceness. He also was loving and devoted to his sisters and their families, and to his many, many long-term friends and colleagues.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice in honor of Dr. Segal.