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Dr. Ytbarek Gebre-Egziabher

1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Ytbarek Gebre-Egziabher Obituary
December 4, 1931 - September 25, 2017 Dr. Ytbarek Gebre-Egziabher, 85, a retired general surgeon, passed, surrounded by his family, on September 25, 2017, at a hospital in Los Angeles, California.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Semainesh, their five children Samuel, Brikti (Kidane and children Segen, Senai and Simon), Demoz, Meaza and Rahwa (Michael and children Yohannes and Mahari) and sisters Abeba and Kibra. Ytbarek Gebre-Egziabher was born in Adwa, Ethiopia and came to the United States in the early 1950s to attend college and medical school at Indiana University in Bloomington. After completing his training and practicing in the United States, Dr. Gebre-Egziabher returned to Ethiopia and practiced for nearly a decade before returning to the United States in the early 1980s in the midst of political upheaval in Ethiopia. He spent the last decades of his career as an ER physician at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles. Professionally and otherwise, Dr. Gebre-Egziabher lived a life devoted to helping the underserved here and abroad. Dr. Gebre-Egziabher is interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to some of the charities he cared deeply about: Habitat for Humanity; City of Hope; Southern Poverty Law Center; or .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 8, 2017
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