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.
Indian Hill Church on Drake Road
Tuesday, November 28, 2017