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.