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Dr. Milton Ende, 88, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007. He was born in New York City, the son of the late Abraham S. and Elsie Ende.

Dr. Ende was a lifelong resident of Petersburg. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond and went on to complete medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dr. Ende practiced Internal Medicine in Petersburg for over 50 years. During that time he established the first hemodialysis unit in the area and was instrumental in bringing advanced cardiac life support to the rescue squads in the Tri-Cities area. Dr. Ende was the first physician to utilize umbilical cord blood to obtain a bone marrow transplant.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Magid Ende, and is survived by his two sons, Dr. Frederick Ivan Ende and wife, Ellen, and Dr. Mark Ende and wife, Dr. Elizabeth Dawson; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Scott, Ned and Logan Ende; and one brother Dr. Norman Ende.

A graveside service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Brith Achim Cemetery with Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Temple Brith Achim, P.O. Box 1507, Petersaburg, VA 23805. The family is being served by the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Condolences can be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

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Published in The Progress-Index from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2007.
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July 8, 2007
Dear Drs Fred and Mark, we share your loss and we're so sorry that we were away when this happened. Your father was a living legend in the medical field and his passing will be felt for many years. You both should be very proud of your father and his legacy. We are very thankful for the work that each of you do for our community. God bless your family and may He provide the strength needed in this time of trial.
Ralph & Katherine Bartley
July 5, 2007
Dear Drs. Ende:

I was very lucky to have spent the summer of my first year in Medical School with your Dad, in 1965. He was terrific in allowing me to 'shadow him' and learn first hand about the practice of medicine. He introduced me to the wonderful world of medicine that summer. There were many lessons that were best learned by watching his interaction with his patients.
He was a great example for me to try to follow.
I have worn a bow tie for over 31 years in practice, partially because of his influence. I made a number of medical friends (the Bokinskys particularly) that summer in Petersburg, with whom I still communicate.

Let's hope that all of us are able to look back on our careers at 88 and be as satisfied as your Dad must have been.
Tony Sakowski, Jr. MD
July 3, 2007
Dear drs. Ende, I offer my deepest sympathy and condolesenses with the passing of your father. He came to my rescue when the military stop serving the dependents of retirees. Another great man by the name, MR. Norman Sisisky, to see me because, my dad just began working at the old pepsi plant after serving 22 years at Fort Lee.
I will never forget that aroma of his cigars in the office along with the bowties, and his three nurses that always seem to follow him.
I am epileptic, and from the time I was 14, he has given me guidence, even though I was not around. I am able to work full-time, drive, have had one child, and now my doctors say it is because of the WISE MAN that treated me in my my younger days. I went on to teach then I returned to Chesterfield. Ironically I now Work at SRMC.
The Lord work in mysterious ways. Your FATHER has and always will be "THE GREAT PHYSICIAN"
CONNIE COFFRIN
July 2, 2007
Dr. Mark and Dr. Fred, I am very sorry for your loss and the both of you will be in my prayers...Dr. Milton kept my grandmother alive for many years back in the 1960's -he was a brilliant physician.
Brenda Spain
July 1, 2007
I LOVED DR. MILTON ENDE. HE SAVED MY LIFE WHEN I WAS 31. I HAD A KIDNEY DISEASE. MY HEART HURTS FROM THIS. HE WAS THE KINDEST MAN I EVER KNEW. HE CALLED THE HOSPTIAL AT 12 AM TO SEE HOW I WAS. HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF ME FOR YEARS. I CRY AS I WRITE THIS. I WILL MISS HIM. HE IS NOW WITH JESUS.
Diana Eley
July 1, 2007
My deepest regret on the passing of Dr. Ende, My mother Alice Blankenship and Dr. Ende were born on the same day and neighbors for years. They went to school together and I can't remember not having him as our family doctor. It is a great lost to your family and the medical world please keep up his great work.
Karen Blankenship Bowlan
June 30, 2007
Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
Blanche Debose
June 29, 2007
Dr. Milton Ende will be greatly missed by many. He was a fine person and physician. He was an "icon" to Petersburg hospital. My deepest sympathy to Drs. Fred and Mark and their families.
Brenda Wilcox
June 29, 2007
In my family, Dr. Milton Ende has always been referred to as the "Great Pysician". We all believed that God worked directly through him. Not only was he best of the best when it came to doctors, but he was also a good friend to my family. He took excellent care of my grandmother, Bessie Lavenstein Belcher for many years and even his wife Helen attended my grandmother's funeral services. Up until recently, he continued to take care of my mother, Donna Belcher and my aunt, Rita Fowler. My mom would occassional take my nephew, Michael with her to the Ende office and Dr. Milton always wanted a few moments with his little "Woopersnapper". Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ende family and may they find comfort in knowing that we all held Dr.Ende close to our hearts.
Melissa Belcher-Wilkins
June 29, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Connie Jones
June 29, 2007
Have known Dr.Ende for forty years.He will be missed greatly.He dedicated his life to serving and healing people around the tri cities and counties.Alot of people are around today because of him.Rest in peace my friend.May you find comfort in knowing he has gone home to be with the great healer.
Herbert C. Tatum
June 29, 2007
To the family of Dr. Ende I would like to express my sorrow of losing and the appreciation of having such a dedicated physician. He was my father's doctor for many many years before Dad's death. I remember my mother talking about Dr. Ende when he first started his practice and made house calls to our home-this was after the war. He took good care of my father. Thank you and God Bless
Linda Barker Lovelady
June 29, 2007
Condolences to the Ende Family. Thank you Dr. Milton for your many years of service and concern for many, many patients in the City of Petersburg.
Goode/ Hunley Family
Scarlette Hunley
June 29, 2007
We are sorry to hear of Dr. Ende's passing. Our prayers go out to each of you. May God Bless you all!
Sandra & Charlie Walker & Family
Sandra Walker
June 29, 2007
Thank you Dr. Ende for the many years of medical service to my father and mother, Jim & Millie
Wilson. I am sure your sons will continue your work outstandingly.
May God Bless You!
Gary Wilson
June 29, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
gail hester
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