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Dr. Manuel Tascon-Alonso

1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Manuel Tascon-Alonso Obituary
February 3, 1932 - October 6, 2017 Dr. Tascon started his medical career in Spain, where he was born. His main interest was in cardiac medicine and research. This took him to England and then to Canada. While in Canada he completed a medical residency at the University of Alberta Hospital. His next step was to start a PhD in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His career then took him to Berkeley, California, as Medical Director at Hancock Laboratories, which specialized in heart valve research. This resulted in him establishing his own laboratory in 1980. The "Tascon Medical Technology Corporation" focused on the research and development of advanced cardiovascular implants. His company was staffed by personnel with extensive experience in the design, testing and development of life supporting cardio implant devices. Dr. Tascon was responsible for designing and patenting several valves that are still being used globally in cardiac care today. Throughout his life, Dr. Tascon always had an inquisitive mind, following all the advances in medicine leading to the development of life saving technology. Dr. Tascon passed away in his sleep after a six-month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (née Kitsco from Edmonton, Alberta), his son, Robert, both living in California, and his sister Gloria, living in Spain. Visitations from 9:30 - 10:00 am, Monday, October 16th at the Utter McKinley San Fernando Mission Mortuary, 11071 Columbus Ave., Mission Hills, CA, Tel. (818) 361-4751. Funeral Mass at 10:30 am, Monday, October 16th at the San Fernando Mission Rey Church, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills (parking available in cemetery). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the . The direct link for online condolences is http://hosting-25575.tributes.com/obituary/show/Manuel-Tascon-Alonso-105318098 or you can go to www.uttermckinley.com and click on obituary Dr. Manuel Tascon Alonso.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16, 2017
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