Salomon Alfie, MD

Salomon Alfie, MD

On Saturday February 25, 2023, holding the hand of his wife Maria, Salomon Alfie passed away peacefully.  To friends and loved ones, he was known as “Moni.” 

Salomon was born on September 15, 1933, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the oldest son of Roberto Alfie and Margarita Alfie (née Intebi); his seven siblings were David, Beatriz, Julio Eduardo, Enrique Raúl, Silvia Sara, Jorge, and Florinda.  Salomon married Maria Alfie (née Moltifiori) on May 27, 1957, and together they moved to the United States in 1960.  He completed a residency and fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka.  Dr. Alfie practiced psychiatry in Providence RI until 1976, and afterwards in Kansas City, where he helped to co-found the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute (GKCPI).  As a psychiatrist and training analyst, Dr. Alfie helped many people, and he was incredibly empathetic and compassionate, especially towards children and people with mental illnesses.

Salomon is survived by his wife Maria of Lawrence, and by his sons Sebastian (Carmen Orth-Alfie) and Fabian (Laura Alexander).  He was grandfather to Sebastian and Carmen’s children Tristan and Gwentessa; and Fabian and Laura’s child Ezri.  His grandchildren loved to play with him and they called him “Moony” or “Pa.”  Coming from a large family, he was an uncle to many, but particularly to Enzo (Darcy) and Nella Paschino, the children of Maria’s identical twin Luisa, who also lived in the Kansas City area.  He was a great-uncle to Enzo and Darcy’s children, Francesca and Gilbert.  Salomon is remembered as a warm and loving husband and father—later a grandfather—who put his family members first.  He was a sweet man, always generous, kind, jovial and supportive, a comforting presence whenever he was needed.  He will be missed. 

Visitation will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W 13th Street in Lawrence on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:30 pm, followed by a celebration of life at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory (; make checks out to Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain.

7 Condolences

  1. Stuart Munro MD on March 3, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    Monie was one of my mentors in the Department of Psychiatry at UMKC and l will miss him dearly as a kind and gentle person who always was willing to help.

  2. Miko on March 3, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Sending all of you my love and prayers during this incredible moment of sadness. I pray your hearts find peace in your memories of this loved one.

  3. Amy on March 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    I pray you find peace and love in cherishing all your memories of your loved one.

  4. Laurie Gamache on March 4, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Sebastian, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I hope that you will find some comfort in your memories of him and the fact that a piece of him lives on in you and your children. Sending love.

  5. Manuel Morales MD on March 5, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Moni was an inspiration to follow his lead as a teacher as a psychiatrist and as a compassionate, kind and gentle human being.

  6. Janice Anwander on March 8, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    I knew Dr. Alfie as a patient. I have thought of him over the years and was so thankful that he was recommended to me. He was a good and kind man. My sincerest sympathy to Dr. Alfie’s family.

  7. Celia Alfie on March 8, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Dear uncle Moni
    I will never forget how much fun we had together when I visited you and Maria in Kansas and all your support while I was in US.
    Always in my heart with your big smile!

    Celia Alfie (daughter of your brother Julio!

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