Douglas Zinni
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Dr. Douglas J Zinni


Dr. Douglas J Zinni passed away suddenly October, 22, 2014 at the age of 69. He was born April 7, 1945 to Dr. Jerry and Marcella Zinni in Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his three younger brothers; Nicholas, Gerald, and Richard Zinni; his loving wife, Carole; four children; Dan (Laurie) Hale, Kerri (Kevin) Snook, Brenan (Briana) Zinni and Whitney Zinni (Levi Goltz); and five grandchildren.

Douglas graduated from Shaker Heights High school in Shaker Heights, OH class of 1964, and then served four years in the Army as a medical specialist. He continued his education in medicine, graduating from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA. Douglas completed his residency in General Surgery at Richmond Heights General Hospital in Richmond Heights, OH in 1982. He was a Certified General Surgeon on staff at Richmond Heights General Hospital until 1996. Douglas also served the communities of; Youngstown OH, Henderson and Boulder City NV, Martinsville IN and spent the last ten years practicing General Surgery at Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite, NV. He served on numerous boards in his many years as a physician and had a large impact on his staff, peers, and community. Douglas was a member of La Virgen De Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mesquite, NV. He most enjoyed his family, golf, and driving his sports car. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

All are welcomed to attend a Memorial Service honoring Douglas' life on Saturday November 15, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1030 W Pioneer Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the 'Brentwood Foundation' which is a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to the promotion and advancement of medical education, research and patient care in the field of Osteopathic medicine. Make checks payable to: Brentwood Foundation (In Memory of Douglas J. Zinni D.O.) 30799 Pinetree Rd #274

Cleveland OH 44124. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website

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Published in Desert Valley Times on Oct. 31, 2014.
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November 22, 2014
Doug and I were not only Brother-in-Laws, we were good friends. I not only lost a good friend, the world lost a good man.
Dennis Paskey
November 9, 2014
Although I lost touch years ago, I was in Doug's DMU-COMS 1977 class and interned with him and the group he was instrumental in recruiting. I remember some very good times at Richmond Heights Osteopathic Hospital. I am sad to hear that he is no longer with us.
Steven Gunderson
November 8, 2014
I was deeply saddened to hear the loss of Doug, friend and colleague,from our internship and working together at Richmond Heights Hospital ,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
Jim Thomas
November 3, 2014
November 3, 2014
You were a true friend to all who worked with you and those who were fortunate enough to be your patients. You will be sorely missed by all.
Sarah Laidlaw
November 2, 2014
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Kathy & Ron Alexander
Kathy & Ron Alexander
November 1, 2014
My you rest in Eternal Peace, My Friend.
Jay Krosta
November 1, 2014
You have been a great friend and a great physician. Your passing is a great loss to all of us at Mesa View.. I know personally, you will be missed greatly.
Jay Krosta
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