Paul R. Ziegler, M.D. Paul Randall Ziegler M.D., passed away at the age of 98 on February 23, 2013 after a courageous battle with heart disease. Born on December 30, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, he never lost his thirst for knowledge and curiosity; taking computer classes at the age of 97.
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Dr. Ziegler was a graduate of the University Of Maryland Medical School, where he was a member of the Rush Medical Society. He began practicing medicine when there were no antibiotics and felt fortunate to participate in the development of medical advances which changed all of our lives.
He was proud of his service as an Army surgeon during WW11 and set up practice in Internal Medicine in Baltimore and Ellicott City, Maryland following the war. Dr. Ziegler served as President of the Howard County Medical Society and worked as an Emergency Room Physician in his semi-retirement. He and his beloved late wife Peggy moved to San Mateo eleven years ago to be close to his daughter's family.
He was a talented and devoted musician having worked as a professional saxophone and clarinet player in Big Bands from the age of 14 though medical school. His love of music continued throughout his life.
He is survived by his son Paul Ziegler, Jr. (Cheryl) , his daughter Ellen Florio(Richard), grandchildren, Kathle Kirkland(Jeff) Mark Babbage(Kristie), Sam Florio(Denise), Sean Florio(Dara), Christopher Florio(Katie), Alexandra Ziegler, seven great-grandchildren and 2 great -great grandchildren, and sister Annabelle Reichel(Elmer).
He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Butler), daughter Patricia Ziegler, brother Charles Ziegler and sister Regina Mallonee.
Visitation will be held at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, followed by a funeral service at 5:30 pm. at Crosby N. Gray & Co. located at 2 Park Road in Burlingame. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 26, 2013