Henry Heimlich

Feb 3, 1920 – Dec 17, 2016 (Age 96)


CINCINNATI (AP) - The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.

His son, Phil, said he died at Christ Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.

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Hank's brilliance and desire to save and better the lives of others have earned my utmost respect. There are few who deserve the term "icon," but he is among them. Deaconess is honored to be carrying on his legacy through the Heimlich Heroes program.


To have given so much. A gift to us all.

Phil, The Lord gifted your Dad with many talents. His inventions and medical expertise were used to improve and save many lives. The line will be long in heaven of those wanting to shake his hand. The Lord is good. May your family feel great peace and joy through the many memories shared on these pages. We love and appreciate you and Rebecca.
Fran and Joe Hall

"Dear Friends" is the best term for me to describe my feelings for both Henry and Jane. I frequently and fondly recall their kind, caring and steadfast presence. In my 60+ years of working for "causes," no two people were more reliably and generously supportive. For example, on a Sunday afternoon in Over the Rhine, they participated in a new WoManways support group for couples learning family relationship skills. Jane knew my concern that this group succeed as a...

Hi , I am a friend of Elizabeth, my name is Kandy Zanto and I lived in a small town in Montana called Highwood. This was almost 25 years ago, Liz was a television reporter and rented a small house from my Dad , Willy. She and her twin sister spent a Christmas with our family that year. My husband had lunch with her several years back while traveling to Cincinnati, she was a news photographer at the time. I read news of your Fathers passing and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss, , ...

My condolences to the family of this great man... Rest in Peace

I credit the late Dr. Henry Heimlich with helping to save my life after choking on some food at the Toronto Eaton Center (Canada) in April of 2012. My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Heimlich's family. I once resided in Cincinnati as a College student. Victor C. Ernst (Toronto).

My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family and friends during this difficult time, I hope that Gods promise found at 1Thessalonians 4:14, can bring comfort.Know that there is a future for ones we have lost in death.

My sincerest condolences to the family for the loss of your love one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. May God Our Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ comfort your hearts at this time and "make you firm". 1 Thessalonians 2:16,17