OBITUARY

Dr. John Joseph Ghidoni Jr.

February 22, 1931June 22, 2018
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Dr. John Joseph Ghidoni, Jr., passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the age of 87. He was born in Yonkers, New York, on February 22, 1931, to John and Frances Ghidoni. John is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lorraine Ghidoni. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Francis Ghidoni of Stockton, California, and lovingly remembered by his six children: Dr. John J. Ghidoni, III, of Fredericksburg, Dr. Lorraine Ghidoni of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Cennamo of San Antonio, Dr. Patricia Davis Ghidoni of New Braunfels, Mr. William Ghidoni of San Antonio, and Mrs. Theresa Ghidoni Mueller of Pearland, and his 18 grandchildren.

John graduated Fordham University and attended medical school at SUNY Long Island, New York. His residency was completed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. As a Captain in the Air Force he researched the effects of radiation (1961–64). Later he taught at Baylor College of Medicine (1964-69) and at UTHSC San Antonio (1969–2001). As a professor he cultivated a love of learning in the minds of his students, and as a Texas rancher he cultivated herbs, roses, and vegetables on his ranch. In retirement, he consulted for the UT/VA Autopsy service and the Texas Court System (2001-06). John met his best friend and love of his life, Lorraine Keavney, while they both were working summer jobs. They married on December 23, 1956, and were married for 51 wonderful years.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 2–3:00 pm at Zoeller Funeral Home. The Rosary and Vigil service will begin at 3:00 pm. It will be followed by the Committal Service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family requests an online donation be made to the John J. Ghidoni, MD, Memorial Fund in Pathology, established to fund and facilitate the education of pathology students. Donations may be made online at Makelivesbetter.uthscsa.edu/ghidoni or by check to: Steven Reese/School of Medicine, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78229. For more information please contact Steven Reese at 210-567-2598.

  • FAMILY

  • John is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lorraine Ghidoni. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Francis Ghidoni of Stockton, California, and lovingly remembered by his six children: Dr. John J. Ghidoni, III, of Fredericksburg, Dr. Lorraine Ghidoni of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Cennamo of San Antonio, Dr. Patricia Davis Ghidoni of New Braunfels, Mr. William Ghidoni of San Antonio, and Mrs. Theresa Ghidoni Mueller of Pearland, and his 18 grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Vigil and Rosary Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dr. John Joseph Ghidoni Jr.

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jane fritz

July 9, 2018

Dear Mary,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family following the passing of your Dad. My husband and I are both from New York and had relatives in Yonkers and my husband and his sister both went to Fordham University. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories that will keep him alive in your heart for years and years to come.
Best,
Jane Fritz

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Biography

Dr. John Joseph Ghidoni, Jr., passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the age of 87. He was born in Yonkers, New York, on February 22, 1931, to John and Frances Ghidoni. John is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lorraine Ghidoni. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Francis Ghidoni of Stockton, California, and lovingly remembered by his six children: Dr. John J. Ghidoni, III, of Fredericksburg, Dr. Lorraine Ghidoni of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Cennamo of San Antonio, Dr. Patricia Davis Ghidoni of New Braunfels, Mr. William Ghidoni of San Antonio, and Mrs. Theresa Ghidoni Mueller of Pearland, and his 18 grandchildren.

John graduated Fordham University and attended medical school at SUNY Long Island, New York. His residency was completed at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. As a Captain in the Air Force he researched the effects of radiation (1961–64). Later he taught at Baylor College of Medicine (1964-69) and at UTHSC San Antonio (1969–2001). As a professor he cultivated a love of learning in the minds of his students, and as a Texas rancher he cultivated herbs, roses, and vegetables on his ranch. In retirement, he consulted for the UT/VA Autopsy service and the Texas Court System (2001-06).
John met his best friend and love of his life, Lorraine Keavney, while they both were working summer jobs. They married on December 23, 1956, and were married for 51 wonderful years.