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Jon Harper Werrbach, MD

Jon Harper Werrbach was born April 3, 1934 in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin, to his parents Helen and Archie Werrbach. He died May 21, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Survived by his loving wife Rosemarie, his children Kendra S McComsey (Paul), James Werrbach, Derek van der Schroeff, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Buxton and sister and brother-in law, Mary and Bill Doll.He received his degree in medicine from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1959, and had his internship at Virginia Mason in Seattle, Washington. He served his country in the United States Air Force overseas as an internist for 4 years, in Tokyo Japan. He practiced Endocrinology for 30 years at Group Health, bringing his knowledge and care to thousands of patients coping with diabetes, thyroid disease and other metabolic disorders. He shared his practice with the help of his two nurses, MerrilAnn Hutchinson and Marilyn van Brero.

He retired from medical practice in 1998, and continued his work for 15 years as a volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. Jon enjoyed attending weekly Grand Rounds. He was a mentor to many residents, fellows and medical staff. He was a member of the American Academy of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Endocrinologists. Jon was an avid patron of the arts, contributing to the Seattle Symphony, Ballet, and Asian Art museum. He enjoyed the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, and completed numerous technical assents of our local mountains. He was a life-long Husky at heart, and attended every football game he could.

A celebration of his life is being planned, to be announced....

In lieu of flowers, donations may be in the memory of Dr. Jon Werrbach at the University of Washington, UW Medicine Advancement Office, Campus Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195. Please include Dr. Jon Werrbach's name in the memo line.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 14, 2013
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