John Creasy

Creasy, John
John Creasy passed away December 22nd at his home in Evansville, Wisconsin, where he resided for the past eight years. His wife of 65 years, Shirley, preceded him in death in 2010. He was a devoted husband and family man. John was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, on June 26, 1919. He served in WWII at Camp Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, and Chelsea Naval Base, Chelsea, Massachusetts, where he met and married his wife, Shirley Mansfield, a navy nurse. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, his career took him to Berwick Hospital, Berwick, Pennsylvania, then to Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vermont, and finally, in 1957, to Danbury Hospital, where he worked as laboratory supervisor until 1965. At that time, he was named administrator and continued in that role until named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1974. He retired in February, 1988. A long-time friend and former Danbury Hospital physician recalls John as an inspiration to those who worked with him. He was known for blazing a path for modern medicine in western Connecticut through his development of the hospital and its staff. John leaves behind his sister, Margaret Lind; four children, Susan Case (Evansville, WI), John III (Arnold, MD and New Fairfield, CT), Sallie Gereg (Fair Oaks, CA) and Nancy Slack (Martinez, CA); grandchildren Laura Case White, Sara Case Sabatino, Caroline Creasy, Tim Gereg, John Slack and Justin Slack; and five great grandchildren. It was John's wish that no services be held. Donations may be made to the John C. Creasy Endowment for Education, Danbury Hospital, which was formed in 1987 to establish, support or enhance medical education, clinical research or other scientific programs which will benefit the educational activity of Danbury Hospital.

Published in News Times on Jan. 3, 2013