Dr. Paul Krusinski, 74, died June 24

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Dr. Paul Krusinski, age 74, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the home of his daughter, in Georgetown, Mass., with all three daughters by his side. Paul successfully overcame leukemia 27 years ago, until a recent fought battle with the disease caused fatal complications.

Paul was a true renaissance man, whose gifts and appreciation manifested in culture, fine foods and wines, music, painting and art appreciation, theatre, literature, travel and sports. He was a thoughtful and generous man, abundantly affectionate, and an empathetic listener. As a father he was playful, gentle, and kind. He taught us to enjoy each moment and appreciate the finer things in life. He was gifted in saving his words of wisdom to enlighten others at exactly the right moment.

From Ohio State Medical School, “Go Bucks!”, he became chief of dermatology at the University of Vermont, a position he held for 36 years. He was a mentor, colleague and friend to all who shared his passion for education, science, research, and medicine, from publishing three books, to continuing to practice into retirement when he moved to Lexington in 2011.

Paul was beloved father to Katie Seaver, Amy Krusinski and Jill Walker, devoted grandfather to Ella and Dakota Walker and Lela and Robby Seaver, brother to Ray Krusinski, partner to Lee Byrd, and preceded in death by his brothers Ron and John. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.

A special thanks to the staff at Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s hospital. Paul would be honored by your support in their research, with any gifts directed to Dana Farber Cancer Institute at www.danafarbergiving.org.

Robert Louis Stevenson articulated this sentiment so aptly:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has left the world better than he found it;
Who has looked for the best in others and given the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

To leave condolences, visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulkrusinski.

 

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