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On Thursday, July 23, 2015, Dr. Klaus Michael Bron died at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband for almost 50 years of Lois Diamond Bron; cherished father of Kerry Allison Bron, M.D. (Robert Levin) and William Harold Leonard Bron, Esq.; dear brother-in-law of Dr. Howard Ian Diamond. He was the son of the late Dr. Vladimir Bron and Babette Bron Blumenthal; and the brother of the late Judy Bendremer. He is also survived by his nieces and his greatly appreciated, exceptional caregiver, Tiara Adams. A pioneer in the field of angiography/interventional radiology, Dr. Bron was recruited in 1964 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Radiology to establish the specialty of angiography. Born in Magdeburg, Germany in 1929, he emigrated with his parents and sister to the United States in 1936. After graduating from Brooklyn Technical High School, Columbia University, and NYU Medical School, he completed a radiology residency at the Philadelphia General Hospital following a two year stint as captain in the USAF at a base in Turkey, where he served as Chief of Radiology and Outpatient Services. He began his academic career at Stanford University in 1961 and went on to study and train in angiography at the University of Lund, Sweden on an NIH fellowship. World renowned for his contributions to the medical literature of interventional radiology, Dr. Bron was a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. A dedicated teacher, he trained a large number of vascular and interventional fellows who are practicing throughout the United States. At the Presbyterian University Hospital Department of Radiology, he served as Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology from 1964-1968, Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology from 1981-1987, and Chief of Radiology from 1985-1989. He played an integral role in Dr. Thomas Starzl's liver transplant program and received a secondary appointment of Professor of Surgery in 1994. Dr. Starzl said of him, "Klaus Bron is without doubt one of the most skillful radiologists in the world . . . I have seen him work for hours to find a tiny vessel or duct hidden so deeply within the body that no sensible surgeon would ever try to find it." Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services, (12 noon - 1 p.m.). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Suite 8084, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or a charity of one's choice.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jul. 25 to Jul. 27, 2015.
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August 7, 2015
Dear Lois, Kerry & Robert, Billy and Uncle Howard:

What a beautiful person shared, and brought joy to, your life! It seems that Dr Bron fulfilled many roles, brilliantly and with care.

My deepest sympathy and love at this difficult time; I know you will treasure the good memories and be comforted by the legacy he left behind in each of you.

As Helen Keller said so eloquently: "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

With great affection, Maria.
Maria Parisi Vickers
July 30, 2015
Kerry and family:

What an incredible father you had!
Take comfort in all the thousands of lives he touched. Quite a legacy.

Sending our sweet thoughts and comfort at this time and always.

The Tommarello's
Nina, Jerry, Dom, Nino and Vince
Nina Tommarello
July 27, 2015
Lois dear, our friend Phyllis Feinert just called to tell me the news of the passing of your dear husband of almost 50 years. I remember when you married Klaus, my mother Mim Hyde said how brilliant he is!!!! The detail of the obituary brings your life into focus for me. A visionary -- a true visionary your husband was. Phyllis told me how close your family is and that your daughter came into Pittsburgh during the difficult illness. My prayers, spirit and energy are with you, dear friend. xoxo Judy Hyde Hines in Bloomington Illinois.
Judy Hyde Hines
July 27, 2015
Lois and family,

My sympathy on your loss.
May he Rest in Peace.

Elaine Berkowitz
elaine berkowitz
July 27, 2015
I am deeply sorry for your loss and that of your family. Know that I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers
Scott Tyson
July 27, 2015
Sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Bron. I recently took care of him at St Clair and worked with him ay UPMC. I also enjoyed the many conversations with Lois and his son. Lois go to the Spillway to see those fish and ducks and think of me.
Kelly, RN
July 25, 2015
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and friend. I remember Dr. Bron well from my days as a radiology resident at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a great man and a great radiologist!
A former UPMC radiology resident
July 25, 2015
Dear Kerry: I was saddened to read of the passing of your dad, evidently an incredible physician and man. Please accept my condolences on your loss. - Jeff Pollock, Esq., Sq. Hill
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