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Morton D. Barnett M.D.


1938 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Morton D. Barnett M.D. Obituary
Morton D. "Mort" Barnett MD, died peacefully April 18, 2013 in Scottsdale AZ. Mort was born April 23, 1938, in Oak Park to the late Ivy and Reginald A. Barnett. He was the beloved husband of Harriet (nee Bernstein); devoted father of Julie (Keith) Kyzer and Dr. Brian (Marisa) Barnett; cherished grandfather of Alyssa and David Kyzer, Matthew, Andrew, and Christopher Barnett, Justin Addison and Abigail Ridgway; loving twin brother of Nancy (late Edward E.) Yalowitz and brother-in-law, Eugene (Nancy) Bernstein. Predeceased by dear in-laws, Adolph and Sylvia Bernstein; sisters-in-law, Elaine (late Gary) Cohen and Eleanor (late Donald) Baker. Survivors also include many special nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. Mort graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959 and from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in 1963. He practiced dermatology for 32 years in Joliet and founded Dermatology Ltd., now known as Premier Dermatology. Mort was a member of numerous medical societies among which was the Chicago Dermatological Society which named him practitioner of the year in 1998. Mort was a die-hard Cubs fan. He wanted all to know that his life was lived in the words of the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do for you." But, above all, "You gotta do what you gotta do." In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Joliet Jewish Congregation or . Funeral Services Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet where visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. For information: Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet, IL, 815-741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 21, 2013
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