Medical 05

Dr. Louis Nover Gruber

November 13, 2023

Dr. Louis Gruber Obituary

Dr. Louis Nover Gruber, 85, of Lexington, SC died after a long illness on Monday, November 13, 2023. He was born in Schenectady, NY to the late Rabbi David S. Gruber and Mathilde (Tamara) N. Gruber. Dr. Gruber was a gentle and witty character who always had a joke up his sleeve. Dr. Gruber moved the Columbia area as a high school student where he graduated Dreher High School at the age of 16. He then went on to study at Harvard University. He graduated Medical School at MUSC and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He enjoyed a colorful career treating some of the most interesting patients in New Orleans, San Diego, and Tulsa, before returning to William S. Hall in Columbia, South Carolina where he began as an aide while in school. He derived the most pleasure from his career teaching residents and medical students at Tulane, LSU, UCLA, Oral Roberts University, and the University of South Carolina. He also enjoyed writing books, articles, and short stories in his free time. Dr. Gruber is a Vietnam veteran who served as a psychiatrist in Japan. Dr. Gruber is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judith; and daughter, Talitha (Tali) Gruber; brother, Rabbi Mayer I Gruber, as well as many nieces and nephews all around the world.

The memorial will be held at St. Simon and St. Jude Episcopal Church in Irmo where he has been a devoted member for many years. Details will be made available once travel plans have been arranged for family hailing from places such as Israel, London, Texas, and Delaware. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Louis Nover Gruber, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Dr. Louis Nover Gruber?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Dr. Louis's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Dr. Louis Nover Gruber

© 2023 Barr-Price Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility