Dr. Martin Z. Kanner

Dr. Martin Z. Kanner

Passed: February 09, 2024
Pikesville, MD

Dr. Martin Z. Kanner

Passed: February 09, 2024
Pikesville, MD

Obituary

Dr. Martin Z. Kanner, 73, of Pikesville, Maryland, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, in Pikesville. Martin was born on December 12, 1950, and raised in Charleston, West Virginia, the oldest son of the late Harry and Jeannette Kanner.

Martin graduated from Charleston High School in 1968, Brandeis University in 1972 and WVU College of Medicine in 1976. Following medical school, he was the first physiatry (physical rehabilitation medicine) resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He practiced physiatry in Baltimore as a sole practitioner, almost until the time of his passing. He received much professional recognition, including being named as a “Top Doc“ by Baltimore magazine.

Martin was an active member of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue in Baltimore, and a lifelong member of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Charleston.

Martin was respected and admired for his keen intellect and wit. In addition to his large family, he was blessed to have many close and lifelong friends from his days at Brandeis, and throughout the Baltimore community.

Martin is survived by four siblings, Ted and Shelley Kanner of Charleston, Henry and Ellen Kanner of Framingham, Massachusetts, Peggy and Joel Kundin, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Sally and Todd Levenson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and 13 great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2024, at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, West Virginia, with Rabbi Victor Urecki and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg officiating.  Burial will follow at B’nai Jacob Eternal Home, South Charleston.

The Service will be Live Streamed and may be seen by those unable to attend by visiting You Tube at this special address, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_n238PX2E .

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in memory of Martin to B’nai Jacob Synagogue, 1599 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25311.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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11 responses to Dr. Martin Z. Kanner

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  1. Marty was a wonderful friend in Charleston and colleague in medical school. I shall miss him for the rest of my life. He is no longer suffering. May he rest in peace. I express condolences to his family, many friends and colleagues. Amen!

  2. Riley Myres says:

    Dr. Kanner was always such a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed by the entire staff at Princeton Transcription, Inc. Sending our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

  3. David Barker says:

    Great memory. I attended grade school with Marty 65+ years ago and have not been in contact with him since but a life long memory of Marty and his family and their kindness toward me has never been forgotten. My father was deceased and my mother dying.. Mrs Kanner contacted my grandmother and ask if I could come to their home for lunch with Marty from school daily.. I not only benefited from their gracious hospitality but got to experience a whole different array of foods. We alternated between Marty’s house and the Levensons (Henry). Thank you Marty for your kindness. My mother had been the Cub Scout Den Mother for Marty & Henry.

  4. Marty was a dear friend of mine for over 30 years. He was funny, smart, generous and a real sweetheart. I will miss him and always remember our culinary and travel adventures with great fondness.

  5. Dear Teddy, Henry, Peggy and Sally and spouses,

    I don’t know if you remember me as it’s been close to 50 years when we met. I remember all of you . I went out with Marty for several years. Although we were like oil and water, we remained friendly throughout our lives.We had friends in common and would see each other at various events or just around Baltimore.

    I have had Marty in my thoughts a lot. I remember him fondly. I always felt that he would have been a wonderful writer. I admired his wit and keen intellect.

    He always came to shiva for all my family and I appreciated that immensely.
    I am so sorry about his passing and will keep him in my prayers.

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