John T. Isler M.D.

John T. Isler, MD

John T. Isler, MD died at his home in Coupeville on October 28th, 2012 surrounded by his family. He struggled with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born April 19, 1948 in Detroit, MI to Robert and June Isler. John grew up on Long Island, NY, attended Port Jefferson High School and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969.

John returned to Long Island after college to attend the University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, then married, Virginia Smith just prior to his graduation in 1978. They moved to Seattle WA so John could complete his 5 year surgical residency at Swedish Medical Center. He also completed a one year fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI.

John has practiced colon and rectal surgery in Seattle since 1984 at the NW Colon and Rectal Clinic with offices at Swedish Hospital, Ballard Hospital and Northwest Hospital. He retired in 2008 to Whidbey Island.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, his two children: Christie Isler and Colin Isler and his first grand daughter Acadia Isler Owen. He is also survived by his sister Susan Dillmann of Connecticut, his brother Kevin Isler of South Carolina and his brother Mathew Isler of Washington.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00pm at Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation (www.lustgarten.org) or Friends of Home Health and Hospice, c/o Whidbey General Hospital.

Friends and family are encouraged to offer condolences and share memories utilizing the Memory book hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2012