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Jerome Allyn Tirsch

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icon November 5, 1934 - September 19, 2015 Dr. Jerome A. Tirsch, 80, passed away peacefully at his home on September 19, 2015. "Jerry" will always have a special place in our hearts for his kindness, generosity, and fun loving personality. Born November 5, 1934 in Philadelphia Jerry relocated to Southern California when he was 13. He graduated from Dorsey High School, Santa Monica City College, and the California Podiatry College where he was president of the freshman and senior classes. A podiatrist for over 50 years, Jerry specialized in foot and ankle surgery. He was a member of the Fellow American College of Foot Surgeons, was residency director and chief of staff at Hawthorne Hospital, and was among the first podiatrists to be board certified. Son of Max Tirsch and Rachel Tirsch Koransky, he was married to the love of his life Barbara Jean Tirsch for 45 years before she left us too soon. He is survived by his children Dr. Jeffrey Tirsch (Melissa), David Tirsch (Wendy), Michele Phillips (Keith), his sister Lillian Salis (Donald) and his grandchildren Sara, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Jacob, Hannah, and Zachary. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Sinai in Hollywood Hills on Friday, September 25th at 10:00am.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 24, 2015
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