Elmore Amrhein "Jack" Kindel

Age: 84
Born: December 31, 1932
Died: November 22, 2017

Obituary

Kindel, Elmore Amrhein “Jack” Jr., age 84, died November 22nd of complications from pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Janet (nee Shore), his children Susan (Scott Nelson), Jim (Melinda Burke), Bob (Lynn Bergquist), and Gretchen (Michael Moeykens) as well as 6 grandchildren Jack, Fred, A. Otto, Ingrid, Freya, and Axel Kindel and 3 step-grandchildren David, Katherine, and Elise Moeykens.

Jack was born December 31, 1932. He was oldest of 3 children to Elmore “Buck” and Naomi Kindel and much loved brother of Richard “Dick” and Barbara. He grew up in Wyoming and graduated from Wyoming High School. A proponent of Latin education, Jack received the highest score in Ohio on a national Latin exam. In 2001, he was inducted into Wyoming High School Sports Hall of Fame recognizing his achievements while lettering in 4 sports. He went on to Yale University as a member of “the great class of ‘54.” Along with playing JV and Varsity basketball there, he joined DKE (Delta Kappa Epsilon) and later was admitted into The Book and Snake Society. Of his time at Yale, he said he never felt more at home.

In 1958, Jack became a 4th generation Cincinnati physician graduating a member of AOA in the top of his class from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained in Dermatology at Cincinnati General Hospital and went on to have a successful dermatology practice for over 30 years. He was head of the Department of Dermatology at the Christ Hospital and is a past president of the Cincinnati Dermatological Society.  In 2006, he endowed an annual visiting lecture in Dermatology at UC Medical Center.

Jack had many interests. For years he celebrated his birthday with a magic show and was known to visit magic shops and perform tricks for friends and family.  His interest in fine arts rivaled his love of sports.  Until very recently he was still playing golf. Above all else though, Jack enjoyed the company of friends and family and the camaraderie of competition, whether it was poker or golf, and managed them with a sense of humor, gamesmanship and a knowing smile. He has left his family and friends much to miss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Melanoma Know More (www.melanomaknowmore.com) or the charity of your choice. Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 28th at Indian Hill Church on Drake Road.

Memorial Service

Location: Indian Hill Church on Drake Road
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 11:00am

Elmore Amrhein "Jack" Kindel

Age: 84
Born: December 31, 1932
Died: November 22, 2017
  • Tanya
    Relationship:

    Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God's promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Lois Mayberry
    Relationship: Co-worker

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Dr. Kindel.

  • Anne D.
    Relationship: former patient

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Dr . Kindel. He was a wonderful man and superior doctor. I missed him when he left his practice but thrilled to have had his daughter Susan before her change of venue. Prayers to all.

  • John Gillen MD
    Relationship: Friend

    Janet, Susan, and Family, My Teacher who gave me an oral exam when I was a student, my boss, when I did lab work on A-1 @CGH., my colleague to whom I referred patients, my Dermatologist, my patient, my friend, you will be missed. Thanks, Jack,for a great example of thorough dedication, calm and calming demeanor, a Kindel sense of humor. Please know that recent surgery will prevent my being with you.

  • Judy & wendel
    Relationship:

    Dick- Judy and I were so sorry to learn about your brother Jack. It brought back memories of Ft. Knox and our wedding. We know your brother was wonderful MD. Accept our sympathy and God's comfort. Wendel & Judy fFsher

  • Addison Lanier
    Relationship: friend

    My prayerful condolences to Janet and all of Jack's family. Jack was always so very nice to me. For the last ten years there has been a place on #17 at Camargo that I cannot approach without, at the very least, smiling about a funny moment instigated by Jack. In the future, I'll be a bit more wistful when I walk by that spot. Count me among the many who will miss him.

  • Spencer Liles
    Relationship: Patient and friend

    Sincere sympathy. Barbara and I appreciated Jack's friendship and professional support for many years and then the seamless transition of his practice to Susan.

Elmore Amrhein "Jack" Kindel

Elmore Amrhein "Jack" Kindel

Age: 84
Born: December 31, 1932
Died: November 22, 2017