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Berkowitz, Frederick MD, born 8/10/1923 in Newark, New Jersey and was a resident of Anaheim, Newport Beach and San Clemente, CA, passed away 8/30/2011, while visiting his home at the Jersey Shore.
Frederick was a prominent Cosmetic Surgeon and was the first physician in the United States to perform Lipo- Suction surgery in which he brought over from France. Frederick was a kind hearted man who loved his family and friends. He is survived by his four children, Gregory Berkowitz, Gayle Berkowitz, Shari Codol and Gary Berkowitz, along with his daughter in law, Michelle. Frederick is also survived by his six grandchildren, Nathan Sarti-Berkowitz, Alexis Sarti-Berkowitz/McDaniel and her husband Marshall McDaniel, Madison Sarti, Rachel Berkowitz, Gary Paul Berkowitz, Lilia Berkowitz; along with his two great grandchildren, Micah Sarti, and Gabriel Landsman- Sarti. Frederick was an avid fisherman and worked the fishing docks as a young boy into his young adult years. Frederick also served in WWII, and was honored with several awards.





John Andrew McCurdy Jr., M.D., 66, of Honolulu died on Friday, September 30th. He was born in Kingsville, TX on July 17, 1945. He graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from Duke University in Durham, NC in 1967 and then earned an M.D. from The Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now the Wake Forest University School of Medicine) in 1971. He completed a general surgery internship at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA and then completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Madigan Army Hospital in Fort Lewis, WA. After serving as a staff surgeon at Tripler Army Hospital, he was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1979. Dr. McCurdy began a private practice in Maui which soon expanded to Honolulu. He quickly became an internationally renowned authority in cosmetic surgery, keynoting many medical conferences and authoring numerous facial cosmetic surgery books and publications. He was a luminary in the field of facial plastic surgery for the Asian patient and authored the acclaimed medical textbook Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face. Dr. McCurdy was certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. John was a brilliant, generous, witty, loving man with a boisterous sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his father, Lt. Col. John A McCurdy Sr and nephew Ens. Robert R. McCurdy. Survivors include his mother Elizabeth S. McCurdy of Austin, TX, wife Adele Casaschi, Ph.D. of Honolulu, brother Robert L. McCurdy of Austin, TX, sister Karen Montee of Pensacola, FL. His children are John A. McCurdy III, of Cornelius, NC, Elizabeth McCurdy Hueman, M.D. of Fayetteville, NC and John Inoru McCurdy of Japan. Dr. McCurdy also had 2 nieces, 1 nephew and 3 grandchildren.





We are deeply saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Dr. Peter J. Cheski from a massive heart attack in the early morning hours of September 3, 2010. He will be dearly missed by his staff, friends, family, patients, colleagues, and all the members, faculty, officers and board of directors of this breast society.

Dr. Cheski was an extraordinarily talented cosmetic surgeon. He pioneered many innovations, most notably the minimally invasive transumbilical breast augmentation technique.

He was President-elect of the Breast Society and was scheduled to become the next President of ASCBS next year. He was the most productive and experienced cosmetic breast surgeon in the Los Angeles. He had shared his knowledge and experience in teaching other surgeons in his practice and in his excellent presentations at the educational meetings and workshops of the Breast Society more than any other surgeons from this area and will be greatly missed by all of us who have learned from him, been trained by him and who have and always will remember and appreciate his kind generosity and willingness to share.

Dr. Cheski's staff and colleagues have made provisions to take care of his active patients' needs, as well as the continuation of his cosmetic surgical practice.

Please keep his family, friends and staff in your prayers during this time of mourning.

A memorial service is being planned for next week and we will post additional information as it becomes available. For any questions, please call his office. His web site is at http://www.drcheski.com/ and his staff can be reached through the contact information available there.

Thank You.




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