Ronald Trunsky M.D.
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Ronald Trunsky, MD

West Bloomfield - 86, died November 10, 2017. He was a prominent psychiatrist in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Dr. Trunsky served as a captain in the US Army and ran a hospital in Perigueux, France. After completing his military service, he returned to the Detroit area and was a founding partner of CPSPC-Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, PC in Southfield and most recently in Farmington Hills.

Dr. Trunsky graduated from the University of Michigan medical school in 1956. He served as chief of staff at Sinai Hospital, and as a professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University.

Dr. Trunsky is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy Jenkins Trunsky; daughter and son-in-law, Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire of New York; sons and daughters-in-law, Jefferey Trunsky and Judy Goodwin of Illinois and Matthew Trunsky and Jami Small of Birmingham and grandchildren, Annabel Buckfire, William Buckfire, Alexander Buckfire, Elizabeth Trunsky, Matthew Trunsky, Sarah Trunsky, Andrew Trunsky, Lily Trunsky and Charlotte Trunsky.

Donations may be made to the Trunsky Medical School Scholarship Fund at the University of Michigan Medical School or to the charity of your choice. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 2:00 PM AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL IN SOUTHFIELD. 248-569-0020.

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19, 2017.
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October 19, 2019
I will always remember Dr. Trunsky saying that "Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care." He was truly one of a kind.
November 29, 2018
There are no words to fully express my gratitude for the tremendous and beautiful impact that Dr. Trunsky had on my early career and life. But I'll try a few... I met Dr. Trunsky as a third year medical student during my psychiatry rotation at Wayne State medical school. He gave many lessons but there is one that always stuck with me. He told me that the core of every individual, in all of their pursuits and life desires can be summed up in four basic needs. That everyone, fundamentally, has a desire to be cared about, tended to, appreciated and loved. I'll never forget that. I think about that every day as an anesthesiologist, as a wife, a mom, as a human being. This understanding has carried me through and helped me to ease the anxiety of countless patients long before I start up my sedation in the operating room. What a gem!
Also, he was quick to remind me that my last name, Jenkins, was also the maiden name of his beautiful wife Judy. He told us the story that wherever he traveled and wherever he was in the world he would find a heart shaped rock and give it to Judy on his return. He even pulled one of those gray misshapen rocks out of his pocket:). He's unforgettable...and his legacy will live on in the lives of those who were touched by his kindness, compassion and wisdom. God Bless his family..we know he's looking around in heaven for a few more of those beautiful rocks...
maybe he'll have some to give you Judy when he sees you again..

Dr. Kimberly Jenkins
November 10, 2018
Dr. Trunsky, today is the 1st anniversary of your passing. You are Truly "Unforgettable"
Paul Pulte
December 20, 2017
Dr. Trunsky was my attending physician in my third year rotation in Psychiatry while attending Wayne State University Medical School. He was a huge supportive man who delighted in reminding me that Eddie Lake was a shortstop for the Tigers in 1945? Who would know that kind of stuff?? My father was also a graduate of WSU Med school in 1942. He also was Eddie Lake Sr. I am crushed to find out I did not reconnect with him in several years and now to find him deceased. He was instrumental in my finishing school, I've had a marvelous 34 year career. But what I love most is seeing his left pocket stuffed with his cards and notes. Thank you for that. Edward c. Lake Jr. M.D. FACOG
Edward Lake Jr.
November 22, 2017
Your warmed our lives with your reassuring smile and encouraging words It was my pleasure to work with Dr. Trunsky.
Susan Szerlag
November 20, 2017
Your shirt pocket says it all
It can stop a bullet.
Rest In Peace my dear Dr. Trunsky ❤
R Wells
November 14, 2017
Dr. Trunsky I will miss you and always remember your kind and friendly way and concern for your patients and staff. God bless and keep you! Rest well my friend.
Debora Bonner
November 14, 2017
Debora Bonner
November 12, 2017
Dr. Trunsky was truly a noble soul. He offered me support amidst a negative spiral during my internship, and on completion bid me goodbye: you are a good man, Dr. Jindal. Sir, you are among the best I met. Ripu Jindal Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham AL
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