Dr. James D. Krolak Dr. James "Jim" D. Krolak, 72, of Everett, Wash., passed away June 5, 2014 at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. As an obstetrician and gynecologist for over 30 years, Jim delivered 3,000 babies and performed countless surgeries. Jim was born February 9, 1942 in LaSalle, Ill., to Stanley and Sarah Krolak. He attended LaSalle-Peru High School, where he was co-captain and quarterback of the football team his senior year. At high school he met his future wife, Ann, and last year they celebrated 50 years of marriage. They had a wonderful life together, and Jim was a dedicated family man. Jim received an A.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University (1964), and graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1968). He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1975, retiring with the rank of Major. His service included an internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI; residency at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colo; and he was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, Ky. In 1975 he moved to Everett and joined the Women's Clinic, practicing in Everett until his retirement. Jim was a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Seattle Gynecological Society and the American Legion. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Patrick Krolak. He is survived by his wife, Ann; and sons, Jack and Jason (Kris) Krolak. He was a great husband and father, as well as an uncle, cousin and friend to many. Jim loved to spend time with his family and frequently visited Hawaii and the Oregon coast. He was known for his great laugh and sense of humor. The family would like to thank the staffs at Providence and Swedish Medical Centers. Arrangements are under the direction of Solie Funeral Home & Crematory. A private memorial and burial will be held at a later date. In Memoriam gifts may be made in Jim's name to Princeton University, Annual Giving, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, N.J. 08543-5357.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on June 22, 2014