Albert S. Zdanis

November 1, 1917February 20, 2014

Dr. Al Zdanis passed away on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at his daughter Patricia’s home in Franklin, TN following 10 months of hospice care. He was born in Oakville, CT. on November 1, 1917. He received his Medical degree at Tufts Medical School in Boston, Mass in 1943. He completed his internship at Waterbury Hospital in CT. and then went into the Service in WWII. He fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima with the United States Marine Corps. After his military service he returned to Boston, Mass and trained in Internal Medicine and Oncology for two years at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury. He then transferred to the VA Hospital in Montgomery. He practiced Internal Medicine and Oncology two years and then went into practice in Montgomery. He retired in 1991. He served on the State Teachers Retirement Board for 20 Years. He participated in the founding and development of MIND in the city for the treatment of dyslexic and brain damaged children in 1962. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise Schumacher Zdanis; grandchildren, Angel Taylor and Jessica Zdanis. He is survived by his wife Barbara and children, Patricia (Michael) Keef, Karen (Dennis) Taylor, Michael (Lynn) Zdanis, Woody (Barbara) Thrasher and Kimberly (Cameron) Sauce. Grandchildren, Matthew Keef, Emily Keef, Elizabeth Zdanis, Emily Thrasher Caldwell, Jack Thrasher, C.J. and Nicholas Sauce. Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady Queen of Mercy on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Service. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to Catholic Charities. Online condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Monday, February 24, 2014

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Juanita Landers

March 6, 2014

I knew Dr Z while working together at St Margaret's hospital. Dr Z left an aura of peace when he visited our unit. He was able to leave his patients with the same aura. I will always remember him as a caring, professional man.

Grace Freer

March 4, 2014

Mike I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I lost my father too but an early age and take comfort of all the years you had with him. This world is not our home and one day we will all be together again with our loved ones.

Ann Springall

February 27, 2014

Hi Patricia, Fred and I saw your Dad's name when we were at Leak Memory on Monday. It has been a very long time, but I have such fond memories of your family during those "Spring Valley" years. Our hearts are with you at this difficult time.

Woody and Carol Woodcock

February 25, 2014

Dr. Z. was a respected member of the Montgomery County DHR Multi-Disciplinary Team and a wonderful addition to the volunteer program of the CALL Literacy team for teaching those with needs in that area. May God Bless his soul. Our prayers are with you.

Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim

February 24, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

cathy wright

February 24, 2014

Dearest Barbara...I am so sorry to learn of Al's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you - God bless, Cathy Wright

February 23, 2014

Dear Barbara:
You brought Al so much happiness and were the Blessings in his life!

God Bless You.
Bettye Benjamen

Leslie Cluck

February 23, 2014

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Zdanis in my early nursing years. I worked in his office twice filling in for his regular nurse as well. His patients were well taken care of, and he was kind to the nurses. He is fondly remembered...

February 23, 2014

Barbara, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Beth Stewart (Bettye Sue)

February 23, 2014

Dr. Zdanis was our family doctor for many years. He was so kind, especially, to my father. My most sincere sympathy, to all his family.
George Ann Smart DeVoe
Leander, Texas