George E. Konold
Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park
13401 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
Konold Dr. George E. Konold, D.O., 84, died on April 12, 2014, from cardiac arrest following a partial foot amputation due to Type 2 Diabetes. George always had a smile on his face and joke to tell. His best quality was that he always made people feel good. Not just because he was a doctor, but also because he was an optimistic person who always had something nice or funny to say. Perhaps it's because he loved God and enjoyed spreading joy. He sang in the church choir as a boy and was a member of three Episcopal churches, where he served as lay reader and on the charter Vestry of St. Edwards in Columbus, OH. George was born March 15, 1930, in Warren, OH, the youngest of three children. He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with one degree in Spanish and another in Chemistry. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, in Des Moines, IA, and graduated tops in his class. He interned at Doctors Hospital, where he rose to Chief of Staff and served on the Board of Trustees, and had a pleasant family practice on E. Main St. in Bexley, OH. He served as team physician for Eastmoor High School for 15 years where he had watched Archie Griffin blossom into a great tailback. He actually wrote a letter to Woody Hayes, then coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, to suggest he take a look at Archie. He was at Ohio Stadium, having served as a portal usher in 11C for over 25 years, to see Archie's two Heisman award-winning seasons. He was a Rotarian and belonged to all Masonic Bodies including the Eastern Star, and enjoyed being a Shriner and helping children. He loved golf and was a member of four country clubs. His wife, Buddy, turned him on to golf thanks to a grocery store promo giving away free clubs. It quickly became the family game, and has been ever since. He was a master gardener and grew "award-winning tomatoes." He loved to fly planes, having earned up to his instrument's license, and was a senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA. He was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, Angeline "Buddy" Scarpaci Konold of Warren, OH, his parents George and Elizabeth, his sister Betsy, his brother-in-law James Reynolds and his brother-in-law Paul Yannacey. He is survived by his sister, Kate Reynolds; his beloved companion, Sally Donnor; three sons and daughters-in-law, George and Sharon Konold of Pinellas Park, FL, Bob Konold and Lisa López of Western Springs, IL, and Dan and June Konold of Canal Winchester, OH; former daughter-in-law, Becky Konold of Columbus, OH; seven grandchildren, Brittany Perniciaro (Jordan), and Stephanie, Victoria, Alexandra, Anthony, Anna and Sara Konold; step-grandchildren, Brandy Diehl (Todd), Shane Wolfe (Jessica); great-granddaughter, Angelina Konold; and six step-great-grandchildren. He will be interred beside wife Buddy at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First Street, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785, after a 10 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, May 3. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association in his name, 1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201, where he once served as their Medical Director.

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Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014.
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I was saddened by the memoriam in the " D.O. Journal " regarding your father's death. George was a class ahead of me at DCOM. Always full of life and excitement with an extended helping hand. He collected our lab coats and had them laundered.. When I started practice his referrals got me through some challenging times. RIP C.F.Libell D.O.
May 3, 2014
Dr. Dan, I first met your father at your house a few years ago. He always put a smile on my face. He was always the life of the party. Everytime I was around him (usually at dinner) I wanted to sit next to him. My world is a better place because I got to meet him and listen to his stories of wisdom. I am sure many will miss him but even more will never forget him!
Tim Hill
May 2, 2014
George and Buddy were good golf friends to Judy and me in Florida. We will miss his presence as we have missed Buddy. No more visits to water the Buddy tree on the 14th and no more George at the book club!! Rest in peace. Condolences to the family.
Judy & Maurice
Maurice Bradley
April 30, 2014
Your dad was so kind and sweet with always a smile on his face. He treated us for backaches and colds and we actually liked going to see him. May he rest in peace and know how he influenced so many by his kindness.
Desty Hoover
April 22, 2014
Who can say they have fond memories of their doctor? He had great attitude and genuine concern for his patients. I know he will be greatly missed by his family. This world was a better place because of him. R.I.P. Doctor K!
April 18, 2014
Dan, Bob and George: Was saddened to hear about your dad. What a joy we got to know him and your mom. Loved his sense of humor. He was fun!
Pat Jenkins
April 17, 2014
My husband has such fond memories of growing up with Dr. George and walking to his office, you were a great ,am and Dr.
So saddened,
Michael and Tina Patton
April 17, 2014
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Konold for the first time at George and my cousin, Sharon's wedding. He was a nice and spirited person. May God strengthen each family member, because I know that their hearts are heavy. Take care.
Maxine Lamb
April 16, 2014
Growing up you were one of my favorite uncles (we had so many good ones). I'll always remember you laughing, joking and enjoying life to the fullest. Your family will miss you until we all meet again in Heaven. Give my mom and dad a hug for me. Love you, Uncle Georgie.
Bill Carroll
April 16, 2014
HI Sharon and George. We are sorry for your loss. Heaven has now welcome in Jesus's arms a beautiful man. My prayers, love and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Nicole and Joe Ern/Peters
April 16, 2014
My favorite doctor. He delivered my last child 50 years ago. He was the kind of doctor who called to check on my baby who had been really sick and he was going to be unavailable for several hours and wanted to be sure she was better. A very caring good common sense doctor. I've missed him since he retired.
Pat Warner
April 15, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. George, god what a wonderful human being, and an outstanding doctor he was, God really blessed us who got to know him. May god bless the family at this time of grief.
Dixie Musser-Irwin
April 15, 2014
To the Konold family with deepest sympathy,Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am here for you.Sharon and George as you mourn the loss of your father.He was a very nice man. May he rest now. He is alright now. I say to the family be bless.We love you. From your Georgia family
Ronnie Voss
April 15, 2014
Dr. Konold will be missed. For the Konold families and loved ones, you all are in my prayers.Such a sweet, kind, funny loving man, he was. God bless you all.
Barbara Voss-Paige
April 15, 2014
Dear Konold Family, Your father was an awesome human being! As a young child, he always reminded me of Santa Clause. My thoughts are with all of you.
Mary Beth Buck
Mary Beth Buck
April 15, 2014
George always had a smile and he was some one special.
Paul Smith
April 15, 2014
To the Konold family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad always made me laugh and was so kind to me.
Lisa Baker-Johnson
April 15, 2014
So sorry to hear of his passing. He was friends with my dad, Donald Waite, DO. He also helped my back pain tremendously!
He was a wonderful man and I know he will be sorely missed.
Julie Keller
April 15, 2014
Hold on to all of your good memories. They will help to comfort you.
April 15, 2014
I'm very sorry for your lost I only met your dad once but it was a very joyous time I luv u & Sharon so much I will keep u guys in my prayers as u go through this very sad time
Wanda Miller
April 15, 2014
I love you and I miss you Dad. You were a great example for us to follow. You showed Bob, Dan and I how to be men and how to conduct ourselves. He lived by the Boy Scouts of America Scout Law and he taught us the same. BSA Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. He always had these values and I've tried to live up to them too. He taught us a couple of extras as well: be honest and don't lie because it's much easier to tell the truth. We had the most awesome parents ever, and now they're together again. Rest in Peace Dad and say "Hi" to Mom.
George E. Konold Jr.
April 15, 2014
My condolences on the passing of Dr. Konold. He was my doctor for many years when I young. Later in life, I met Becky and George and we shared many good times together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Natalie (buckeyefan)
April 15, 2014
RIP Dr konold was a good man & a good dr. he would talk to you about your problems
he will be miss by all
Steve, Sandra, Charles Hammond
April 15, 2014
RIP Dr. George.
Peter Bex
April 15, 2014
George, Sharon Konold & Family may you find peace, love, and comfort during this difficult time.
Shella Williams
April 15, 2014
RIP Uncle George - give all our family up there a hug!
Love you,
Paula, Mattilyn & Emma
April 15, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Konold family. Dr. Konold was a great man and was our family physician serving 2 generations and many years. My dad Roger, would always have a "Doc Konold" story to tell. As Eastmoor grads we remember those football days!! He was a great guy and will truly be missed.
Sincerely... The Kellogg Family
April 15, 2014
On behalf of the staff and Board of Central Ohio Diabetes Association we want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Konold's family and friends. Dr. Konold served the organization during pivotal years for the agency which this year celebrates its 50th Anniversary of serving the community.
Rick Harrison
April 15, 2014
He was such a wonderful guy and he always had great things to say. I will miss that wonderful smile so much.I have so many great memories we shared.I am so grateful I was able to be a part of his life.
Sharon Konold
April 15, 2014
May the peace of the Lord be with you George and Sharon, bring you comfort through the many memories you share and peace.
Dee Brown
April 15, 2014
Praying for the family. Just know its for a short time. Until we meet again George. Enjoy your new body, health, and saying hello to loved ones that went ahead to wait for you.
Audrie Saurer
April 15, 2014
What an awesome obituary ... I never met this wonderful man, the father of my friend Bob ... but I hope to someday. He sounds amazing. God bless your family. love ~Dianne Johnson
Dianne Johnson
April 14, 2014
My deepest sympathies to George, Bob, and Dan, and all of Dr. Konold's beloved family. He was a great man and will be missed.
Laurie Archer
April 14, 2014
I love and miss you... We'll see you again some day...
Becky and Stephanie Konold
April 14, 2014
My family and I were long time patients (and friend)to this wonderfully dedicated doctor. I'm sure he is with our great healer assisting Him now. Sympathy and condolences to his family as this is a great loss to them everyone who knew him. God bless you Doc. Evelyn (Whaley) Darr
Evelyn Darr
April 14, 2014
Dan, I am sorry to hear about your father. I remember him as having a great sense of humor.
Gail Swarm
April 14, 2014
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