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Dr. Paul Julius GETHNER M.D.

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GETHNER, Paul Julius, MD Dr. Paul Gethner passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on October 4, 2012 at the age of 88. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. His residency and internship followed at Mt. Sinai and Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago and at UCLA. Dr. Gethner opened his own dermatology practice in Torrance, California and remained there for over 50 years. An extremely dedicated doctor, he loved what he did and was highly respected by his colleagues and adored by his patients. Dr. Gethner also enjoyed being on staff at UCLA and Harbor-UCLA, where he mentored medical residents. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed classical music, politics and history. But his greatest love was his family. As a fiercely devoted family man, he was cherished by his sister, Rita, his daughters, Bonnie and Michelle, their partners Judi and Brett and his five grandchildren, Shelby, Kayla, Bryce, Julia and Lucas. He loved life and always had a twinkle in his eyes. He will be deeply missed but forever remembered. Services will be held at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2012
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