Dr. James S. Reef 1934-2021 | Information, Sports activities, Jobs
HUDSON – James Samuel Reef, MD, 86, a longtime resident of Hudson, handed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his household. He was a loyal husband, father and grandfather.
Born in Chardon, Jim graduated from Chardon Excessive Faculty in 1952. His ultimate 12 months of highschool was spent at Muskingham School, the place he graduated in 1954 with a significant in arithmetic and minors in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. On the age of 19, he was accepted to Thomas Jefferson Medical Faculty in Philadelphia, the place he acquired his medical diploma in 1958. Whereas finding out medication, Jim joined the Air Power within the a part of the senior junior program and served from 1956 to 1963. He did. a rotating internship on the Tripler Military Hospital and was an air surgeon at Lackland and Vance Air Power bases. Captain Reef acquired an honorable discharge from the Air Power in 1963.
He did a residency in radiology at Akron Common Hospital and an NIH fellowship in Texas at Parkland and MD Anderson hospitals in radiation remedy and nuclear medication. Dr Reef returned to Cleveland after finishing his fellowship and practiced regionally at Akron Common Hospital, Aultman Hospital, Trumbull Memorial Hospital and spent 27 years with the Ohio Permenate medical group related to Kaiser Permanate, and at last retired in 2006.
After his retirement, Jim continued to observe medication intermittently throughout the nation, relieving different medical doctors. He visited Native American reservations and plenty of locations alongside the southern border. Dr Reef was seen as an empathetic and compassionate caregiver by his sufferers and colleagues.
Jim had many different pursuits; he liked to play golf, chess, poker and had a selected curiosity in horse racing. He liked sports activities and was a die-hard Browns and Cavs fan, however particularly loved watching the actions of his youngsters and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Clarence and Edna Cline Reef; and a brother, Dr Thomas Reef.
He’s survived by his beloved spouse, Patricia Murphy Reef; and her youngsters, Chris (Michelle) Reef of Rocky River, Jennifer (Michael) Strilesky of Kent, Jim (Kelly) Reef of Stow, Scott (Amy) Reef of New Jersey, Meredith (Michael) Fiorucci of New Jersey, Andrew (Michelle ) New Jersey Reef; and her grandchildren, Jillian, Maggie and CJ Reef, Taylor, Ivy and Grayson Strilesky, Abby, Mason and Wyatt Reef, Evan, Haley, Brianna and Jenna Reef, Michela, Drew, Emma, Mase Fiorucci and Jordan, Trevor , Colin and Lindsey Reef.
The household will obtain pals from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Johnson-Romito Funeral Residence, 19 E. Major St. (On the Sq.) Hudson.
A Christian Burial Mass might be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 340 N. Major St., Hudson (everybody will meet on the church). The mass might be broadcast stay on www.stmaryhudson.cc/livestream.
Interment will comply with at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hudson.