OBITUARY: Dr. Julian Saxe Passed Away Peacefully at His Indialantic Home January 17 at Age 100
By Space Coast Daily // January 25, 2021
served as a dentist in the Navy During World War II
Settled in Indialantic in 1961, was the first Ophthalmologist between Daytona Beach and Fort Pierce
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – Dr. Julian Saxe passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2021, after a long life of studying, learning and practicing medicine. A life lived with integrity; he was 100 years old. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Born in New York City, on June 14, 1920, to Norman and Frances Saxe, he graduated from Stuyvesant High School, continuing on to Cornell University.
During World War II, he served as a dentist in the Navy, having graduated from New York University with a degree in Dentistry and Oral Surgery. As Medicine was his first love, he went to the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he obtained his Medical Degree in 1954.
It was there that he met his beloved future wife, Rose-Marie. She said “Oui,” and they were married, a loving union that would last 68 years.
Back in the U.S., he did his residencies in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University Hospital and D.C. General Hospital, and in Milwaukee, where he received his Doctorate of Ophthalmology at Milwaukee County General Hospital.
In 1961, he settled in Indialantic, the first Ophthalmologist between Daytona Beach and Fort Pierce and the 23rd physician in Brevard County, Florida.
He saw a lot of changes over his many years that included the construction of Holmes Regional Medical Center where he performed surgeries for 38 years. A devoted and caring physician, many of his patients remain his friends to this day.
His love of travel took him around the world. He skied, but his favorite pastime was sailing on his boat, “C’est Ci Bon.,” and in the Caribbean with his friends.
He is survived by his loving wife Rose-Marie, his son, Dr. Philippe Saxe, and wife Kathy; his daughter, Alexandra Kolczynski and husband, Kevin; son, James Saxe; and his beloved grandchildren, Mickey, Danielle and Vallerie.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, would be greatly appreciated. Due to Covid, only a private family service is planned.