Funeral services was held Monday, August 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette, LA for Kenneth L. Entes, M.D., FACC, FAHA, 56, who passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2010, at his residence in Lafayette, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
Rabbi Barry Weinstein, of Temple Shalom in Lafayette, officiated.
Interment followed in the Menachim Aveilin Jewish Cemetery in Lafayette.
Dr. Entes was born Friday, May 14, 1954, in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Bronx High School of Science in the Bronx and attended college at S.U.N.Y. in Binghamton, NY and Medical School at S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Medical School in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Entes' internship was done at the University of Minnesota, Affiliated Hospitals in Minneapolis, MN and his cardiovascular fellowship at the University of Massachusetts in Worchester, MA. Dr. Entes received the John Watson Award in Medicine for his enthusiasm and commitment to scholarship in medicine.
Dr. Entes was raised in and was a long-time resident of NY, NY and relocated to Lafayette, LA in 1993. He embraced the Acadiana region, culture and cuisine. Dr. Entes was in private practice in Cardiology and his success was due to an amazing "office family" of medical professionals that worked in his cardiovascular clinic. The staff is the best found in the Acadiana region. They shared his vision in providing excellence in care. Thanks and love to Danielle Braquet, Lachelle Castille, Kristina Moorman, Kevin Carlos, Lara Cormier, Lana Soileau, Codi Luquette, Delma Finkelstein, Ann Reynolds, Doris Cedars, Linda Broussard, Margo Simon, Pat Landreneau, Will Primeaux, An Nguyen, Karen Lyons and Louise Frederick. The practice merged with Lafayette General Cardiovascular Clinic in December 2009.
His true passion was his love and care for his patients, to whom he brought dedication and humor. Through this journey with his aggressive cancer, he brought his selflessness, determination and courage to continue the practice of quality medicine and providing continuity of care for his patients.
Dr. Entes was a member of the American Medical Association of Louisiana State Medical Society and the Lafayette Parish Medical Association, and was a fellow both in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Entes was an avid supporter of the Arts in the Acadiana area as well as charities, organizations and causes.
He will be remembered and deeply missed. He was a loving and great man, husband, father, physician, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, boss and mentor.
Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Kathleen "Kathy" Timm Entes of Lafayette, LA; step-children Kristina "T" Moorman of Lafayette, William "Buddy" Storm of Milwaukee, WI and Kimberly "Kimmy" Storm of Baton Rouge; sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl Berger and her husband, Gene of Riverdale, N.Y.; and brother and sister-in-law Clifford Entes and his wife, Aviva of Tel Aviv, Israel. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts and in-laws. Most importantly, he will be missed by the "babies", Sam, Libby, Amelie, Chip, Chop, Charlie, Dolly, Molly, Holly, Polly and Ms. Frick.
He was preceded in death by his parents David and Beatrice Hand
Pallbearers were Dr. Richard Dearman, Gregory Laborde, Dr. Patrick Welch, Dr. William McBride, James Nelson, Kevin Carlos, Will Primeaux and An Nguyen.
Honorary Bearers were Dr. Paulette Blanchette, Theresa Mire, Dr. Karrie Kilgore, Dr. Deidra Stelly, Dr. James Clause, Dr. Paul Stringfellow, Dr. Michelle Owens, Karen Wyble, Rachel Stutes, Danielle Braquet, Lachelle Castille, Louise Frederick and Timothy Murphy.
Kathy wishes to thank her children, parents Diane and Rudy Timm, her siblings, Ken's family, Marilyn Kleban, Theresa Mire, Karen Wyble, Codi Luquette, Myles Bergeron, Robert Romero, Ted Lyons, Frank Colby, Timothy Murphy, Gregory Laborde, Chris Pierce, Rick and Rhoda Dearman, the loyal "Office Family" and members of the Temple Shalom, for their love, support and dedication to the family throughout the years.
Thanks to Lafayette General Hospital and to Dr. Entes' partners Dr. Mark Campbell and Dr. Charles Mayes, who will continue to provide quality care of the patients at the clinic. The supurb office staff will assist in ensuring that the patient's continuity of care will continue.
Dr. Entes' family wishes to extend gratitude for the care provided by the staffs at Hospice of Acadiana, Lafayette General Medical Center, Cancer Center of Acadiana, Envision Medical Imaging, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Heart Hospital of Lafayette. Also, heartfelt thanks to Paulette Blanchet, Dr. Richard Dearman, Dr. Mo Allam, Dr. Jody Rossen, Dr. V. Panelli, Dr. M. Cain, Jo Lane Doucet, RN, Rebecca Donohue, NP, Dr. Richard Zepernick and the physicans at Envision Imaging.
In lieu of flowers the family requested that donations be made in Dr. Entes' name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, LA or Temple Shalom, P.O. Box 53711, Lafayette, LA 70505-3711.
A Celebration of Dr. Entes' life will be held at River Oaks, 800 Hugh Wallis Road, Lafayette (337-593-8866) on Friday, August 27, 2010 from 4-8pm.
To view online obituary and guestbook, go to www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home of Lafayette, (337) 981-7098, 1010 Pandora Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home
1010 Pandora St Lafayette, LA 70506
Published in the The Advertiser from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25, 2010