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Stephen F. Urban Jr.


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Stephen F. Urban Jr. Obituary
Stephen F. Urban Jr., D.O., retired professor and a clinical director of Westside Family Practice, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Dr. Urban will lie in state from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday with a visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Memorials: Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, 909 W. Shaw, Fort Worth, Texas 76110. Stephen F. Urban Jr. was born on Jan. 3, 1936, in Orange, N.J., to Stephen F. Sr. and Sophie Irene McGunn Urban. In 1958 He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Buffalo then in 1963, a doctorate in osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. From 1963 to 1977, Dr. Urban practiced family medicine in Rhode Island. In 1977 Dr. Urban and family moved to Fort Worth after accepting an academic position in Clinical Medicine at UNT Health Science Center, retiring in 2006 as a full professor. From 1980 to 1987, Dr. Urban served in the USAF Reserve with the 20th Medical Service Squadron. In 1982 Dr. Urban was inducted into the American College of General Practitioners and in 2000 he was named Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Society of the American College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urban was dedicated to the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, the retired personnel of Carswell Air Force Base, and countless groups of Catholics in the diocese. He was a longtime active member of St. Thomas and St Peter Catholic churches, the Serra Club for which he served as president in 1994-95 and 2008-09. He was a member the National Railway Historical Society and as an avid gardener, earned numerous horticultural awards. Dr. Urban was preceded in death in December 2011 by his wife of 50 years, Susan Elizabeth Urban. Survivors: He is survived by their son, Stephen Urban III and wife, Jorjana; daughters, Julia Urban, Jennifer Kutej and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Christina and Corey Kutej; great- granddaughter, Sydney DeHoyos; brother, Brad Urban.
Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 23, 2014
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