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OBITUARY

Jerry D. Routh, M.D.

August 5, 1949November 23, 2019
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Jerry Dennis Routh, MD of Henderson, Nevada passed away at home on November 23, 2019 after a bravely fought battle with cancer. Jerry was born August 5, 1949 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Lavern and Lucille Hadachek Routh. Jerry graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1967, Stanford University in 1971 and Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1975.

Dr. Routh completed his specialty medical training in Internal Medicine at UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California and his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease. In 1980 Dr. Routh joined Cardiovascular Consultants of Nevada, Las Vegas. Over his career in Las Vegas Dr. Routh served in several medical leadership positions. He was a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology serving as Governor for the Nevada State Chapter of the ACC and was a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Routh served as President of the Southern Division of the American Heart Association and the Nevada State Affiliate. To honor his service to the AHA Dr. Routh was awarded the prestigious Steve Phalen Award and the Heart of Gold Award in 1992.

Dr. Routh married Cheryl S. Routh, Ph.D. in 1977. They made their home in Las Vegas in 1980. They are the parents of three children, John P. Routh, Timothy L. Routh and Kristen L. Routh. Along with his wife he established the Routh Family Foundation to assist local and national charitable organizations. Dr. Routh actively participated in local community service and charitable organizations and coached baseball and soccer. He served the Boy Scouts of America as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Chaplain and Chartered Organization Representative of Pack and Troop 848. For his service to Scouting, Dr. Routh was awarded the National Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the District Award of Merit and the prestigious national Silver Beaver Award. Dr. Routh was an active member of Community Lutheran Church of Las Vegas where he served on the Endowment Committee and the Facilities Committee and was honored with the Timothy Award for service.

Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed the mountains of Idaho and Utah. There, he maintained a cabin which became a special retreat for him. He was a long-distance cyclist and led many Boy Scout rides as a Cycling Merit Badge counselor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lavern and Lucille Routh; sister Marilyn Cox; and son John P. Routh.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl S. Routh; son Timothy Routh (Rebecca); daughter Kristen L. Routh; grandchildren Mackenzie Routh and Brantley Routh; his brother William C. Routh (Evelyn); and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

The Memorial Service is Saturday December 7 at 10:00 am at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas

  • FAMILY

  • Lavern Routh, Father (deceased)
  • Lucille Hadachek Routh, Mother (deceased)
  • Cheryl S. Routh, Ph.D., Wife
  • Timothy L. Routh, Son
  • Kristen L. Routh, Daughter
  • Rebecca S. Routh, Daughter-in-law
  • Mackenzie E. Routh, Granddaughter
  • Brantley P. Routh, Grandson
  • John P. Routh, Son (deceased)

Services

  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Pura Smith

January 19, 2020

Two years after having triple bypass surgery I started having problems controlling my blood pressure. I was treated by 3 different doctors who prescribed an immense number of medications that failed to correct my problem. One day as I was walking out of the library I picked up a magazine at the door. It had a couple of medical articles. There was a page with photos of the best doctors in Las Vegas. There was Dr. Routh and two other cardiologists, under the heading of “Best Cardiologists in LV” and I decided then and there to contact his office. My first appointment the girls in the office told me he was the best! I liked him immediately. After only 2 months under his treatment, my blood pressure was finally normalized and I was able to enjoy doing the things that I enjoyed. That was five years ago! RIP dearest Dr. Routh.
You are missed every day.

Jenny Las Vegas

December 6, 2019

Dr. Routh was a very caring and compassionate physician. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

Margy Monroe

December 6, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you all. Jerry was an incredible man and physician who touched so many lives. He taught me so much over our years together and encouraged everyone to succeed. He was kind and wonderful. His career is a testimonial to great medicine. He will be sadly missed by us all.

Micaela Las Vegas

December 5, 2019

Wonderful, kind, loving & generous man that helped me & so many. It was always wonderful to see how he wanted the very best for his patients, always going the extra mile for them. To his family, may you find comfort in knowing he is resting in Heaven, he was an Angel here on earth. My deepest sympathies. It was a pleasure working with him.

Sharmila Las Vegas

December 5, 2019

My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family.

Jeannette Henderson

December 5, 2019

A wonderful man and physician who touched so many lives--our memory of him will live on and will always be cherished.

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Biography

Jerry Dennis Routh, MD of Henderson, Nevada passed away at home on November 23, 2019 after a bravely fought battle with cancer. Jerry was born August 5, 1949 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Lavern and Lucille Hadachek Routh. Jerry graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1967, Stanford University in 1971 and Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1975.

Dr. Routh completed his specialty medical training in Internal Medicine at UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California and his Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Disease.
In 1980 Dr. Routh joined Cardiovascular Consultants of Nevada, Las Vegas. Over his career in Las Vegas Dr. Routh served in several medical leadership positions. He was a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology serving as Governor for the Nevada State Chapter of the ACC and was a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Routh served as President of the Southern Division of the American Heart Association and the Nevada State Affiliate. To honor his service to the AHA Dr. Routh was awarded the prestigious Steve Phalen Award and the Heart of Gold Award in 1992.

Dr. Routh married Cheryl S. Routh, Ph.D. in 1977. They made their home in Las Vegas in 1980. They are the parents of three children, John P. Routh, Timothy L. Routh and Kristen L. Routh. Along with his wife he established the Routh Family Foundation to assist local and national charitable organizations. Dr. Routh actively participated in local community service and charitable organizations and coached baseball and soccer. He served the Boy Scouts of America as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Chaplain and Chartered Organization Representative of Pack and Troop 848. For his service to Scouting, Dr. Routh was awarded the National Scoutmaster Award of Merit, the District Award of Merit and the prestigious national Silver Beaver Award. Dr. Routh was an active member of Community Lutheran Church of Las Vegas where he served on the Endowment Committee and the Facilities Committee and was honored with the Timothy Award for service.

Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed the mountains of Idaho and Utah. There, he maintained a cabin which became a special retreat for him. He was a long-distance cyclist and led many Boy Scout rides as a Cycling Merit Badge counselor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lavern and Lucille Routh; sister Marilyn Cox; and son John P. Routh.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl S. Routh; son Timothy Routh (Rebecca); daughter Kristen L. Routh; grandchildren Mackenzie Routh and Brantley Routh; his brother William C. Routh (Evelyn); and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 10 am, December 7, 2019 at Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, Las Vegas and to the Boy Scout Troop 848 Campership Fund, Community Lutheran Church, Las Vegas.