Holtzapple, MD WASHINGTON Kenneth Eugene Holtzapple MD, 81, died on Sunday, September 23, 2012, in Washington state, surrounded by family. A memorial service and reception will be held at Christ Lutheran Church of Spry, 2385 S. Queen St, York, on Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. Born August 30, 1931, in Dallastown, Kenneth was the son of Curvin and Olive R. Flinchbaugh Holtzapple. He was a graduate of Gettysburg College and Temple University Medical School. After his medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, he entered the United States Army Medical Corps. He earned board certification in internal medicine, family medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Holtzapple continued his teaching and medical career in Louisville, Kentucky, at the University of Louisville School of Medicine from 1980-2011. At U of L, he served as chair of the Department of Family Medicine, the William Ray Moore Endowed Chair Professor and Professor Emeritus. He continued teaching, seeing patients and precepting - supervising medical students, residents and fellows-at U of L until age 79. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia DeHoff Holtzapple; by his sisters, Yvonne R. Holtzapple, Mary E. Holtzapple, and Betty Amick (Allen); by his children, Ann Bender (Mark), Sue Bender (Matthew) and Samuel Holtzapple; and by his beloved grandchildren, Grace E. and Matthew A Bender. The family has expressed that if desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Kenneth E. Holtzapple Award for Excellence in Humanistic Medicine, University of Louisville, Health Sciences Center Development Office, 132 East Gray St., Louisville, KY 40202.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 9, 2012