Family-Placed Death Notice
JEFFREY EASTON KELSEY Jeffrey Easton Kelsey, M.D., Ph. D., age 48 of Atlanta, Georgia, born in Toronto, Canada passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2006 following a long illness. His family members include his wife, Marlene, daughter, Lauren, sons, Stephen and Sasha, his parents, Easton "Kell" and Joanne Kelsey of Fairport, N.Y., who have resided in Atlanta through the last months of Dr. Kelsey's illness; a brother John of Rochester, N.Y. and his devoted mother-in-law, Hilda of Miami, FL and other relatives who reside in Canada. Dr. Kelsey received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, his M.D. at the University of Miami and Residency at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He devoted his professional life to the care of his patients. His profession offered opportunities to share his scholarship and research in many parts of the world and his work was widely published. His wife and children, pets, family members, friends and colleagues, near and far, were at the center of his universe. He will be remembered by all who love him as the most caring and respected of physicians, the dearest of sons, the most loving husband, father and son-in-law and the very best of friends. His daughter Lauren reminds us that it is not the number of breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away. A funeral service was held Saturday, December 2 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Deacon Tom Shuler officiating. Memorial tributes and condolences may be posted to Dr. Kelsey and his family by visiting www.mem.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Winship Cancer Institute, 1365-B, Clifton Road, Room B, 4100, Atlanta, GA 30322. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, N.E., Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (404) 851-9900.
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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 3, 2006.