Peter Seideman, chairman of the board of trustees at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park, died on Sept. 30. He was 77 years old.
Born in Manhattan, Seideman was a Parker trustee since 1999 and became chairman of the board in 2015.
The institute’s board said he oversaw development and dramatic growth and played an important role in Parker’s community-based health care programs, bringing new and cutting-edge solutions to the region’s growing aging population.
The Parker Jewish Institute was founded in 1907 as a shelter for 25 impoverished men and women. It has since evolved into a nationally renowned nonprofit for the care and rehabilitation of adults, offering a number of community health care programs. Parker also acts as an academic campus for health care professionals.
Parker Jewish Institute’s president and CEO, Michael Rosenblut, thanked Seideman for his decades of service.
“Peter was a champion for the Parker organization, for the residents, and for the Board,” Rosenblut said. “May his memory be a blessing.”
Seideman is survived by his wife, Barbara, to whom he had been married for over 50 years, a daughter, Wendy, and three grandchildren, Cecelia, Mory and Mia, according to his obituary. He had another daughter, Abby, who died in 2012.
A funeral service for Seideman was held on Oct. 3 at Knollwood Park Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens.