|Stanley H. Cath, M.D., 90|
SAN FRANCISCO – Dr. Stanley Cath died June 24 in San Francisco. Born in Providence, he relocated to Boston and San Francisco.
A graduate of Providence College and B.U. School of Medicine, he was a physician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. In 65 years of medical practice, he taught at major schools of medicine, social work and psychology.
An acknowledged expert on aging, fatherhood and cults, he co-founded the Massachusetts Gerontological Society and the Family Advisory and Treatment Center and authored four books and more than 70 articles. The American Association of Publishers recognized his book, “Father and Child,” as a best book of 1982.
He loved flying, tennis, history and opera.
He is survived by his three children, Phyllis (Erik Gann), Alan (Susan) Cath and Sandra (David Contis) Cath and six grandchildren, Laura (Erik Olson), Andrew Rubenstein, Daniel (Shannon) and Adam (Stephanie Greer) Cath, Elliott and Alex Gann. He also leaves his sister Doris Paster, his in-laws Irwin Fishbein and Barbara and Murray Miller, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His compassion and wisdom touched the lives of many.
Private memorial services will be held on the East and West coasts. Contributions may be made to The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.