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Barry Wayne Ceridan D.D.S.

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CERIDAN, BARRY WAYNE D.D.S., 65, of Louisville, a prior resident of Lynn, MA, died peacefully, April 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 11, 1948 in Lynn, MA.

Dr. Ceridan was a 1966 graduate of Lynn English High School, Lynn Massachusetts. He was a national honor student and a member of the drama club. He was a 1975 graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. He served as a U.S. Army captain from 1975-1977 at Fort Knox, KY. Dr. Ceridan had a distinguished 35-year career as a general dentist in private practice. He was an assistant clinical instructor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for 10 years. Dr. Ceridan was given the Wilson Award for Teaching Excellence in May of 2010 for demonstrating excellence in teaching and service to students of the University of Louisville.

He was a volunteer for Smile Kentucky for 10 years and RAM (Rural America Medical) representing the University School of Dentistry. Barry touched the lives of many students. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Ceridan was a member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, Louisville Dental Society, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Rotary Club of Louisville for 25 years, Business Networking Institute and Gilda's Club. He was an active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Barry had a passion for teaching and learning. He earned a certificate as a Health Coach and a certificate in the Health Professions Education Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and was enrolled in the master's degree program.

Barry was an avid cyclist and rode his bike from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C. with the in 1998. He participated in the annual Bike Trek to Shakertown for 25 years.

He was known and loved by many and his heart was always open to others. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jerry E. Ceridan and Marie Ceridan.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, Evangeline Miller Ceridan and his daughter, Sheilaine Ceridan. He leaves his sister, Dr. Sherry Ceridan of West Roxbury, MA and nephew James Ceridan of Danvers MA; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Catherine Wing and Steven Smith of Cleveland, OH; stepson, Ethan Wing of Tacoma, WA, former wife, Mary Z. Ceridan and two grandchildren, George Wing and William Duncan Wing Smith. Barry also wished to acknowledge the support and love given by Michael and Susie Miller, Melissa Miller and Sam Genovesi, Foyer's family, Jim and Elaine Keith, Judd and Jan Penske and long-time trekker cyclists of the ALA. There are numerous friends whose lives were enriched by Barry's friendship.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to the staff at Hosparus and Norton Cancer Institute for the compassionate care and concern shown to Barry.

Visitation and celebration of Barry's life will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane. His memorial service will be held noon with committal of ashes to follow in the Memorial Garden.

Contributions in his memory may be made to: of Louisville, Gilda's Club or St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 24, 2014
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