MACRIS, Dr. Jack Achilles Born in Highland Park, MI on Nov. 3, 1924. He died on July 18, 2014 in Harbor Springs, MI on the 13th green of one of his favorite golf courses while vacationing at his cabin in Good Hart. Dr. MaCris grew up in East Lansing, MI, attended East Lansing High School and Michigan State College (Michigan State University). He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry and then went on to attend Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He interrupted his education to enlist in the United States Navy and fight in World War II. He returned to medical school after receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. He received his medical degree in 1950 and did his internship at Grace Hospital in Detroit. Returning to U of M for another four years in surgical training, he earned a Masters Degree in Surgery as a result of his research in Vascular Surgery. Jack married Janet McFarlane on Dec. 2, 1960 and shortly after moved to St. Petersburg where he practiced surgery for 34, years with his friend and partner, John E. Orebaugh. Jack gave back to his community and his profession. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Boca Ciega, served on the board of The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and on the board of The Museum of Fine Arts. He served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at All Children's Hospital. He served as Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and, at the time of his retirement, Chairman of the Board of St. Anthony's Hospital. He served as President of The Pinellas County Medical Association, President of The Florida Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, founding member and President of The Florida Society of General Surgeons, founder of The Florida Physician's Association, President of The Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, and President of The Florida Medical Association. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet; his daughters, Kathryn Barnett and Barbara Camp, her husband Tom, and their son Jack. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Walter MaCris. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 2:30pm at The Palm Court Ballroom at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, 501 5th Ave. NE. Valet parking will be available at the 7th Ave entrance, which is closest to the venue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, 1200 Seventh Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705 (stanthonysfoundation.org).
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 30, 2014