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In Memory of

David Ernest Jeal

March 31, 1940 - September 13, 2016

Obituary


DAVID ERNEST JEAL, M.D. M.A. F.F.A.R.C.S.

On 31st March 1940, David Jeal was born into the midst of a war-torn London. A bright, curious and energetic youngster, he soon showed a perception and intelligence that amazed both peers and adults alike. This early promise was soon realized when, at the age of eleven, he won a scholarship to Christ's Hospital, the prestigious public School.

He embraced with enthusiasm and vigour the opportunities and challenges afforded by life in an English public school. His talents and abilities were exceptional and universal. He excelled in...

DAVID ERNEST JEAL, M.D. M.A. F.F.A.R.C.S.

On 31st March 1940, David Jeal was born into the midst of a war-torn London. A bright, curious and energetic youngster, he soon showed a perception and intelligence that amazed both peers and adults alike. This early promise was soon realized when, at the age of eleven, he won a scholarship to Christ's Hospital, the prestigious public School.

He embraced with enthusiasm and vigour the opportunities and challenges afforded by life in an English public school. His talents and abilities were exceptional and universal. He excelled in every academic discipline as well as on the sports field, notably in rugby.

After much deliberation he settled on medicine as the focus of his life's work. He won a major scholarship to the University of Oxford, and after training began his career as a doctor in Northampton and London.

His career took him to a number of countries, including Sweden and Holland, and South Africa for a number of years. This provided him with an extensive and invaluable knowledge around his subject. He spent the last 35 years in the USA both as an eminent anesthesiologist and pain management specialist.

His death on Tuesday 13th September 2016, though unexpected, was peaceful. He leaves behind his wife Kathy, his sister, Margaret Glover and a large close extended family whose lives have been made the richer by his presence in them.

Arrangements under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, CA.