Dr. Isaac "Ike" Marcadis
November 9, 1931 – February 11, 2020
Isaac “Ike” Marcadis, 88, West Palm Beach, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was born in Tampa, FL in 1931 to Elias and Rachel Marcadis. Ike spent his formative years growing up in Tampa with many siblings, friends and cousins. He graduated salutatorian from Thomas Jefferson High School. Ike’s formal education began in 1949 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He went on to medical school at the University of Miami, finishing with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his pediatric internship in Durham, NC at Duke University. While there, he met his soul mate Elizabeth Yontz, who was an RN working on the pediatric ward. In 1958, they married and moved to Atlanta, GA, where Isaac was a pediatric resident at Grady Memorial Hospital. He then joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned as a captain stationed at George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA. They relocated to Palm Beach County in 1964 where Ike started his pediatric practice in Lake Worth, FL, partnering with Dr. Henry John "Jack" Richmond and forming an enduring and enviable life-long relationship. Ike’s love and devotion for children was evident in everything that he touched. Along with his wife, Beth, they raised three daughters who adored their father. In 1974, as the girls began to grow up, Ike and Beth decided to foster medically fragile infants that were awaiting adoption. In 1983, the Children's Home Society of Florida distinguished Beth and Isaac as the Child Advocates of the Year. In 1990, Ike was voted as The Best Pediatrician of Palm Beach County by Palm Beach Life Magazine. He made all patients and parents feel like they were his favorites; many came back with their own children as patients. Isaac retired from pediatrics in 1996 and embarked on enjoying retired life to the fullest. One of his greatest pleasures was being able to travel the world with Beth as well as have the time to spend with his beloved grandchildren. Not one to sit still for very long, Ike kept himself busy by volunteering for the VA in their technical services department where he was able to diagnose and fix most computer “illnesses” that he faced and was lovingly known as “Doc.” He began his second career as a research physician and worked for many years in clinical research at Palm Beach Research retiring in November, 2019. A life-long learner, Ike had many hobbies that he would dive into including making wine, bird watching, taking care of his fruit trees, restoring a Ford Model T, and building computers. Predeceased by Beth, his wife of 48 years, Isaac is survived by his three daughters and their spouses, Rebecca Swords (Timothy) of West Palm Beach, Deborah Caras (John) of Dunwoody, GA, Miriam Kisch (Glenn) of Indianapolis, IN; his seven grandchildren, Sarah Braithwaite (David Karp), Andrew Braithwaite, Charles Caras, Maria Caras, Haley Kisch, Sean Kisch, Erin Kisch; his brother, Abe Marcadis (Katherine), his sister, Esther Smith-Vaniz (Bill), and many beloved nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on February 29, 2020, at 11:00AM at Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home, 3041 Kirk Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33461. In honor of Ike’s special breakfast buddy, Buster, donations may be made to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue, 3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (peggyadams.org).
Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home
3041 Kirk Road
Dr. Isaac "Ike" Marcadis
Lily Hinz (maiden name Powers)
February 23, 2020
Dr.Marcadis was an incredible doctor. The kind of doctor whose name and face his patients will always remember. My siblings and I all went to him as children, and my mom always says if it weren’t for him, I would have gone on living with leukemia for too long before going to the hospital to get tested. He had a true gift for pediatric medicine, and I am thankful for him each and every day.
February 23, 2020
I cannot express how much I adored this man.
Dr Marcadis was my most beloved doctor for my kids. His interaction with kids is legendary!!!
He also saved my husband’s life a a young boy, so I am of course forever grateful.
I know he also often went on the patrol DC trips, at least once a year.
Imagine my relief when we were SOOOO lucky to have him on my daughter’s trip.
May you Rest in Eternal Peace Dr Marcadis. I know our Father above had all the angels and himself greeting you with open arms. 🙏🙏
The love, compassion and caring you gave to so many innocent ones will be hard to duplicate❤️🤗
February 23, 2020
We were just reminiscing about Dr. Marcadis and Dr. Richmond. I was one of five and my mom would take us to see Dr. Marcadis and line us up and he would go down the row. Such a gentle giant. He always had a “funny” to tell us. I continued to see both doctors as my son was their patient. So sorry for your loss.
February 19, 2020
For the last couple of years I have had the privilege of working with & getting to know Dr. Marcadis. He was the sweetest man, I just adored him & looked forward to seeing his smiling face each week. He loved coming to the office to see everyone even though this last year was a bit tougher. When he arrived at the back door I would greet him with a hug & he would give me a kiss on the cheek. We would then go to his office & chat a bit. As much as we will miss him I know that he is at peace with his beloved Beth. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Dr. Marcadis sir...
February 18, 2020
Dr. Ike was an amazing man. It was a privilege to call him my friend and I feel honored to have worked with him for 14 years. He defined what a true gentleman was and every patient felt so comfortable in his care. Even though he worked in clinical research at the end of his career, he was always drawn to children as they brought out the dedicated pediatrician in him. He always asked how my grandchildren were and even saw a couple of them on a weekend when they sick. He would never say no to someone in need and was always looking for a solution to help. He was one of a kind and will be missed by everyone who knew him. I know he and his wife are together in eternity and that gives me joy as he loved her like no other.
February 15, 2020
Mine Grandpa was a life of the party he always know how to make people smile love doing what he did being a doctor taking care of every body children and he didn't care about the money if they couldn't afford it he still make it work and make sure if they got the treatment he would find away even if had to paid it out of is own pocket that the time person mine grandpa sometime he would take trade because that all person can do everyone love mine grandpa became family to everyone that know him he always though of other people he never really treat is self rather to other people and I am so proud to be is granddaughter I love u grandpa give grandma kiss and hug for me and granny and all the other people in the family I meet and I will see u again some day thanks for being the best grandpa in the world love your granddaughter sarah
February 14, 2020
Dr Marcadis was one of the most Dear Men we ever knew. He was our next door neighbor when we were growing up. My Mom adored him. He was also my Doctor in my younger teens and my Sons as well. May God Bless him and RIP.
My condolences to all the Family.