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Dr. Jonathan D. Ain

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On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Dr. Jonathan D. Ain lost his courageous battle with cancer. Born August 12, 1944 in Washington, D.C., Jon graduated from Cornell University in 1966 and earned a degree at Harvard Medical School in 1970. After serving in the Indian Health Services on the Navajo reservations in Arizona and New Mexico, Jon moved to Colorado where he completed his residency in Radiology at the University of Colorado Medical School. Jon was an innovator of high-tech outpatient imaging and helped develop a successful Radiology group in which he practiced until his retirement in 2005.. Jon was a well-known angler, passionate about the pursuit and protection of the illusive flats fish, the Permit. Jon channeled his passion for fishing and the conservation of fish and their habitat as an active participant of the Bonefish& Tarpon Trust and founder of the March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament in Key West, FL which raises money for the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and the Don Hawley Foundation. In addition to his enthusiasm for fly fishing, Jon was a loving husband and stepfather, avid skier, long time pilot, voracious reader and enjoyed cooking for the people he loved. He delighted in helping introduce his friends and colleagues to flats fishing. During his retirement years, Jon and Shirley split their time between Vail, Colorado and Sugarloaf Shores, Florida. Jon will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Shirley, stepdaughters Erica and Tamara Summy, his sister Noa Ain, his niece Julia Krupa and the many friends who enjoyed Jon's sharp mind and great wit. A memorial fund has been set up through the Bonefish Tarpon Trust to continue the trust's work focusing on Permit in Jon's honor. To donate, go to www.tarbone.org.
Published in Denver Post on Dec. 16, 2012
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