Lee Norman Kastner

by | Jan 19, 2023 | Obituaries

Chesapeake—Lee N. Kastner, M.D., of Chesapeake, passed away December 9, 2022.

He was born in 1924 in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of Clara and Ferdinand Kastner.

Lee attended the University of Maryland, the University of Pennsylvania for pre-med, and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. His pediatric internship and residency were at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Lee served in World War II and was a Captain in the Korean War. He practiced pediatrics in Portsmouth for 33 years.

Lee is survived by his wife, Arliss Kastner. He was also the former husband of Marilyn Kastner (deceased). Lee and Marilyn had six children, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He leaves a proud legacy of 55 immediate family.

Lee was a past president of the Tidewater Pediatric Society, past chairman of the Pediatric Departments at Maryview and Portsmouth General Hospitals, past president of Temple Sinai, and co-founder of the Tidewater Bicycle Association.

Virtually every day, Lee enjoyed and exulted in his cycling, skiing, running, swimming, dancing, canoeing, and traveling in 44 countries,—many times by bicycle. “He was a man for all seasons.”

A graveside service was held at Olive Branch Cemetery in Portsmouth with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Maryview Hospital or Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk. Condolences may be registered at BWFosterFuneralHome.com.