Clyde C. Zirbel M.D. (1929 - 2018)

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Clyde C. Zirbel MD, 89, passed away on July 28, 2018 in Roseville, California with family at his bedside. Born in Oakland, California to Clyde and Dorothy Zirbel on June 13, 1929, he graduated from Boulder Creek High School in Santa Cruz County. He received his medical degree from Stanford University in June 1955. He married his beloved wife, Margaret Claire Gavin, in Redwood City on July 24, 1954 and entered the U.S. Army, completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Letterman General in San Francisco in 1959. He was stationed in the Air Force, practicing medicine at Gunter Annex, Vandenberg, Tachikawa, and Mather A.F.B. In 1966; He joined the Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Hospitals) at the Morse Avenue campus until his retirement in 1992. While living in Sacramento he enjoyed sailing his boat in the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta, snow skiing, and biking with The Sacramento Wheelman , competing in many races such as the Death Ride with his son, Clyde (Trace) Zirbel 1991. He moved to Bozeman, Montana in 1993, enjoying the beauty of the mountains, skiing, maintaining his grove of trees, and caring for his golden retrievers. Clyde was preceded in death by his son, John Zirbel in 2013. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Margaret Zirbel; children, Gretchen Trowbridge (Don), Trace Zirbel, and Patrick Zirbel. He was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Brian Zirbel, Heather Torres, Melissa James, Courtney Doane, Gavin Zirbel, and Miranda Zirbel and, 3 great- grandchildren, Leish Maestas and Lucy and Maggie James. He is also survived by his nephew, Eric Zirbel of Santa Clara. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at The Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel, 6920 Destiny Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677 at 1 PM. Following the service lunch will be provided at The Sierra View County Club at 105 Alta Vista Ave, Roseville, CA 95678. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to The Turning Point Community Programs- Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic: [email protected] 916-519-5670.
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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 12, 2018
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