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John Kinzie HARDESTY M.D.

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HARDESTY, M.D., John Kinzie May 22, 1931-December 21, 2009 Kinzie was born in Modesto, CA on May 22, 1931, to Lester and Vernice Hardesty. He died on December 21, 2009, at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother, and an older sister. He has been a resident of Glendale since 1955. He is survived by his wife of 58 « years, Florence; three sons: Robert Alan Hardesty and wife, Marti, of Redlands, CA, Jeffrey Steven Hardesty nad wife, Robyn, of Redlands, CA, Timothy John Hardesty and wife, Lynn, of Santa Rosa, CA; daughter, Candra Lynn Hardesty Garcia of Las Vegas, NV; twelve grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Kinsey. Kinzie graduated from high school at Lodi Academy in Lodi, CA, in 1949, as President of his Senior Class, and from Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA in 1953, with a B.A. degree. He received his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine at Loma Linda, CA in 1957. After graduation from medical school, he completed a year of Internship at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, CA and then a year of Ear, Nose, and Throat Residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He started his Family Practice Medical Office at 5417 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, on July 1, 1959, and remained there until retired on December 31, 2005. He became certified and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine in 1978, and was also a lifetime member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He was on the medical staff of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Memorial Hospital, and Verdugo Hills Hospital, all in Glendale, CA. Though Kinzie will be greatly missed, his family and friends are grateful to have so many special memories of him. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Wee Kirk o' the Heather at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 South Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91205, on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., followed by interment.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 27, 2009
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