Saturday, April 15

This will run in the L.A. Times tomorrow...

Dr. John Phelps Kieffer M.D.

Passed away quietly in his home in Pasadena on the
morning of April 14, 2006, Good Friday, holding the
hand of his beloved wife, Mary Jane. Born May 16,
1914, he is survived by his wife, 3 children Steven,
John and Carol, 5 grandchildren, and 2
great-grandchildren.

John graduated from Loyola University of Chicago’s
Stritch School of Medicine in 1938. He enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force 6 months before Pearl Harbor, where he
served as captain and flight surgeon in World War II.
After the war, he began practicing obstetrics and
gynecology, and opened his own office in Pasadena with
partner Dr. George Lancaster M.D. in 1949. John was on
the staff of the Huntington Memorial Hospital for over
35 years, serving the community of Pasadena with love
and commitment, and delivering over 5,000 babies.

John and Mary Jane celebrated their 59th wedding
anniversary in February. It was a marriage
characterized by true and unwavering devotion between
a husband and wife. His family is proud to remember
him as a man who showed great integrity, who loved his
family, his work, and his God. We rejoice in his
passing into the arms of the Lord, and we will miss
him dearly.

Grandpa

1 comment:

JohnH985 said...

He sounds like he was a very good and caring man.