Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bleisch, Virgil R

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bleisch, Virgil R

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Bleisch, Virgil R., M.D.Passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2016, at the age of 92. Virgil was blessed with exceptional intelligence, physical strength and stamina (despite his small stature), a cheerful disposition, and boundless energy, enthusiasm, and perseverance, which he applied fully to every task he undertook. He was a physician, scholar, researcher, teacher, soldier, mentor, adventurer, naturalist, gardener, musician, conversationalist, and world traveler. Above all, he was loving, generous, and kind. He was endlessly devoted to his family, and adored his wife of 63 years, Nadya. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, he participated eagerly in every research study possible. Even as his mental abilities weakened, his sweet disposition remained, and he was cheerful, kind, and loving until the end. …

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