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John T. "Terry" Maltsberger, M.D.

John T. "Terry" Maltsberger, M.D.
  • December 18, 1933 - October 5, 2016
  • Lexington, Massachusetts

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“Just remembering - often wishing we could have him back for a chat ... thankful for who he was. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Roslyn Macgregor - Longueuil, QC

“Your help and guidance was invaluable during our time together. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: ROLAND MCINTOSH - HUDSON, NH

“The world is a little less interesting without Terry in it. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Hedge-Carruthers - AR

“I thought the world of you, Terry. What a gift you were. So many fine times and great laughs. Thanks for welcoming me to your Club. Always a treat...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Lay - Napa, CA

“I just learned that my dear friend has gone home. How I will miss him! A wonderful man, excellent physician, and faithful friend. Vaya con Dios Terry. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Garcia - Friend

“Dr. Maltsberger accompanied me 40+ years ago through the Pit of severe depression - a breakdown he helped me transform into a breakthrough to health...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

Dr. Maltsberger c1979
7 of 13 | Posted by: Roslyn Macgregor

“Please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences.I was a patient of Dr. Maltsberger for several years. He was a compassionate and dedicated...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Norton Stone - Bedford, MA

“JTM: CorinthianDefender of the Faith...Champion of the underdog and vulnerable...Advocate for the artistic...Indefatigable giver...Steadfast friend.....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila Butler - Cambridge, MA

“I remember Terry's warmth, generosity, love of tea, courageous outspokenness, dedication to the formation of psychiatrists and therapists, to suicide...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Karsten Kueppenbender - Belmont, MA

“Rest well my friend. You will be greatly missed. Making a Plymouth gin martini and raising it in your honor now. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Eric Korenman - Pittsfield, MA

“What a great friend! We had lots of fun and I loved him dearly.Betty Alice FowlerAthens, Georgia ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Betty Alice Fowler - athens, GA

“Rest well my friend. Mixing a Plymouth gin martini in your honor now. You will be greatly missed. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Eric Korenman - Pittsfield, MA

Lexington – John T. "Terry" Maltsberger, M.D., of Lexington, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was 82.

Dr. Maltsberger was born and raised in Cotulla, Texas, a son of the late John and Ruth (Rogers) Maltsberger. He was a 1955 graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School four years later.

After interning and residencies in Pennsylvania and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston he became a specialist in the field of psychiatry.

In addition to his medical practice at MGH and at McLean Hospital in Belmont Dr. Maltsberger was a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and was a visiting professor in the same field at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota.

He also consulted for a number of years to the Mental Health Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

Dr. Maltsberger leaves his children, Joshua Maltsberger of Lexington, Eliza Maltsberger of Boston and Noah Maltsberger of Somerville and his brother, William Maltsberger of Cotulla, Texas.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dr. Maltsberger's life by gathering to visit at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 15th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrarted at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Dilley, Texas at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the New England Conservatory of Music, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or online at