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Philip Paul Retalis M.D.

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Philip Paul Retalis M.D. Obituary
Philip Paul Retalis, M.D.
Philip Paul Retalis, M.D., passed away at his home in Maitland, FL. on July 29, 2018, at the age of 57.
Philip was born on July 20, 1961 in New York, New York. He was the son of the late Arthur Paul Retalis, Sr. and Patricia J. Berth.
After graduating from Fairfield High School in 1979, Phil completed undergraduate studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Medical School at the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry (now Rutgers University). From there, he completed his medical residency and fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He attained three board certifications in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep medicine. He was currently practicing in Orlando, FL and was beloved by his patients.
Aside from practicing medicine, Phil was an accomplished scuba diver, skier, and loved his red Mercedes convertible.
Philip was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Paul Retalis, Sr., and his mother, Patricia J. Berth.
He is survived by brothers Arthur Paul Retalis, Jr. and wife Tammy, of Ft. Myers, FL., and Peter P. Retalis, of Danbury CT, sister Jennifer Berth of Roxbury, CT., and step-father William Berth of Roxbury, CT. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Nicholas Retalis and Katherine Retalis of Danbury, CT., Zachary Retalis of Ft. Myers, FL., Peter Forcelli and wife Koleta of Bethel, CT., and Christopher Forcelli of Hamden, CT. Also, dear friend and brother in life, Joseph Coppola of Danbury, CT.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on August 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, 13060 Palomino Ln., Ft. Myers, FL. 33912.
Published in News Times on Aug. 12, 2018
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