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Maurice Joondeph

Maurice Joondeph

Died: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Age: 86
Maurice Joondeph, 86, died on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 in home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Mr. Joondeph was born on Aug. 27, 1918 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. Joondeph was married to his wife, Olga, a registered nurse and homemaker.

In 1936, he graduated from Manual Training High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He received a bachelor of science degree from the College of Pharmacy, Columbia University in 1940.

Mr. Joondeph was licensed to practice pharmacy in the states of Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey and New York. He was the pharmacist in charge and owner of a community pharmacy in Ridgewood, N.J. from 1946 to 1977.

As pharmacist consultant to John F. Prudden, M.D., from 1977 to 1999, Mr. Joondeph prepared and dispensed medication to the doctor’s research study patients.

In 1953, Mr. Joondeph was president of the Bergen County, N.J. Pharmaceutical Society.

While serving, from 1942-1945, in the United States Army Air Corps., a B-17 aircraft commander and as a group leader bomber pilot, he completed 50 combat mission the European theater in World War II. By the time he left the Air Corps, he was elevated to the rank of captain, and received the Presidential Unit Citation (Ploesti), the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal (2 clusters).

He is survived by his children, Howard C., M.D. (Ann) of Rochester, Donald R., D.D.S. (Andrea) of Sammamisch, Wash., Marc R., D.M.D of Kent, Wash., and Brian C., M.D. (Shirley) of Cherry Hills, Colo.; his grandchildren, Whitney L., Ashley V., Courtney L., Bradley W. (Srija), Molly (Brad) Rubin, Carly, Stephanie A., Christopher R., and Eric H.; his great grandchildren: Lindsay Rubin and Akhil Joondeph; his brother, Jerome of Saddle River, N.J. and his sister, Irene Corwin of Long Beach, N.Y.

He is predeceased by his wife, Olga R. Joondeph.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at 1 pm. at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Hospice, M.O.B Suite 102, 22101 Moross Ave., Detroit, 48236-2172 or to Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church.
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