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Dr. Daniel Martin Joseph

1933 - 2017

Dr. Daniel Martin Joseph passed away on January 10 peacefully at his home, in front of a warm fire being held by his family and dear friends.

Dan was born on March 16, 1933 in West Haven, CT to Jenny and Philip Joseph. He attended Yale, graduating with a B.S. in Zoology in 1959. He attended New York Medical College from 1960-1964. He completed his residency in OB-GYN at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in LA from 1961-1964.

Dan was in private practice in Santa Barbara with partners Drs. James Shipp and Robert Reid. He listened with great attention to his patients, respecting and caring for each as an individual. He was helpful at each stage of life, being on the forefront of openly discussing women’s issues, giving seminars on menopause, and treating with bioidentical hormones long before it was en vogue.

After retiring and being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Dan began painting with encouragement and tutelage from his dear friend and local artist Kristena West. He found great satisfaction, calm and therapeutic release in putting paint on canvas. His art has been displayed and sold at Hospice of Santa Barbara and many other exhibits, including in his home. Many beautiful expressions of his creativity adorn the walls of he and his wife Sara’s home.

As an incredible human being, physician, artist, husband and father, Dan always acted with honesty, generosity, dignity and heartfelt caring for others.

Dan is survived by Sara Joseph, his wife and partner of 41 years; his brother and sister-in-law Nate and Linda Joseph of North Haven, CT; children Danelle Joseph of Ojai, Philip and Caroline Joseph of San Diego, David and Jasmine Joseph of Brooklyn, NY, Chris Joseph and Leann Sgobba of Santa Ynez; and four grandsons Noah, Alec, Andrew and Dean.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Santa Barbara, 949 Veronica Springs Rd on Friday, 2.3.17 from 3-6 pm. It was Dan’s wish that guests bring flowers. CelebrateDanJoseph.com

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