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April 21, 2013

Dr. David D. Kirkpatrick Jr.

MEADVILLE — Dr. David D. Kirkpatrick Jr., 89, of Meadville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his residence following a period of failing health.

Dr. Kirkpatrick was born May 20, 1923, in Meadville, a son of David D. and Mabelle Marley Kirkpatrick Sr. He graduated from Saegertown High School in 1941, Dartmouth College in 1945, and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1947. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Kirkpatrick served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1950; he was recalled to serve as a ship’s physician in the Destroyer Division from 1953 to 1954.

He started his practice in internal medicine in Meadville in 1954 and retired from private practice in 1993. He went on to help establish the Meadville Area Free Clinic and served as medical director there until 2008.

Dr. Kirkpatrick was an active contributor in the community. He was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a Stephen Minister. He was a member of the board of Active Aging Inc. of Crawford County, Meadville Housing Authority and Wesbury United Methodist Community. He served in many leadership roles at Meadville Medical Center and the Meadville Medical Center Foundation. He was a member of the Meadville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, Meadville Literary Union and the Iroquois Club. He was the recipient of the Allegheny College Raymond P. Shafer Award in 1998 and he served as a Grandpa Reader for his daughter’s third-grade class at First District Elementary School for many years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Alice (Marnie) Grabe, who he married Dec. 29, 1949; four children, Mary Lynn Brubaker Geissler and her husband, Larry, of Marion, Ohio, Suzanne K. Malone and her husband, Martin, of Meadville, David D. Kirkpatrick III and his wife, Judy, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Allison, of Rocky Mount, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Christopher Brubaker, Daniel Brubaker and his wife, Ashley, Julia Holzhauer and her husband, Ian, Kenneth Malone, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Meghan Kirkpatrick, Travis Kirkpatrick, David Preston and his wife, Dawn, Lindsay Strickland and her husband, Steven, Stephen Bryant, and Austin Bryant; three great-grandchildren, Jack, Scarlett and Peter Holzhauer; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne K. Henry; a brother, Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick; and a son-in-law, John Brubaker.

Calling hours will be May 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

A memorial service will be May 11 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, with the Rev. Dr. Brian Jensen, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Meadville Area Free Clinic, c/o Crawford Community Foundation, 911 Diamond Park, or First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Share your memories and condolences at waidfuneralhome.net.

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