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MEMORIAM: Kenneth Keusch, Miami, Florida

Thursday, April 16, 2015  
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Kenneth Keusch died on February 8, 2015, after a long and grueling battle with cancer. He was just shy of 80 when he passed away. Born in the Bronx to Harry and Ida Keusch, Ken graduated from New York University in 1954. He moved to Miami in 1959 to attend medical school at the University of Miami, where he graduated with honors in 1963. After spending time overseas as a doctor in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, he and his family settled back in Miami and he joined the in-house radiology group at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, where he practiced until he retired in 1995. In 1969 Ken and his family moved to Pinecrest, where he lived for the rest of his life. Ken was many things: A fine physician, a scholar of many varied subjects, an art connoisseur, an artist himself in various media including wood turning and sculpture, a woodworker and woodcraftsman, a world traveler, a Mac guru, a Sean Connery lookalike, and a storyteller par excellence. Most of all he was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by Joyce, his loving wife of over fifty-four years, his children Jordan and Kathy, his daughter-in-law Michele, his grandchildren Ilana and Jonas, and all those whose lives he touched and who touched his as well. As per Ken's wishes, there will be no funeral and the family will not be sitting shiva. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of food or flowers, please make a donation to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 5200 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137, or to the charity or cause of your choice.

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