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George B. Jerusalem, M.D., 77, of Lynn Haven, FL died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at his home.
Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, the son of Aneceto Jerusalem and Petra Blaquera, Dr. Jerusalem lived in Lynn Haven from 1992.
In his early years, Dr. Jerusalem studied medicine at the University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University and did residencies at New York University in New York City and at Hôpital Jean-Talone in Montreal, Canada. During his long career, he practiced psychiatry in Ionia, Michigan, at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida, and at Western Mental Health Institute in Bolivar, Tennessee. Most recently, he served geriatric patients in private practice at nursing homes across the Florida panhandle.
Dr. Jerusalem was a member of the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church and an avid fisherman. He leaves his beloved wife of 39 years, Tessie Donato Jerusalem; his son, Jason Jerusalem and his wife Melanie Jerusalem; his stepdaughter, Dianne Keppler and her husband John Keppler, and two grandchildren, Isabelle and Benjamin Keppler.
A funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, with Pastor Doug Pennington officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Pallbearers serving will be Jason Jerusalem, John Keppler, Romeo Donato, Brian Nola, Dr. Luis Zumarraga, and Dr. Roger Gamad.
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Published in Panama City News Herald on Apr. 12, 2013