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Thomas P. Konicke, M.D. Obituary
Thomas P. Konicke, M.D., 75, beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully in his home after a long illness, on September 29, 2015.
Dr. Konicke was born in Hobart, IN, to Stanley and Agnes Konicke. He graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, received a BA in Chemistry, a MS in Pathology and his M.D. from Indiana University and interned at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Tom also served our country as a Army Captain at Ft. Gordon, GA. He practiced family medicine (AAFP Fellow) in Chesterton, IN, Emergency Medicine in Tucson, AZ and later completed a Psychiatry Residency at Maricopa Medical Center and practiced Psychiatry in Phoenix, AZ and Wenatchee, WA. He retired in Gilbert, AZ.
Tom was a dedicated physician who had a great zest for life and truly cared about people. His happiest moments were often traveling in his RV with family. He rode motorcycles, went fishing, and loved to sing and play guitar. He tinkered with every type of machine, mechanism or computer.
Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Jim, his sister, Sylvia Cates, and his granddaughter, Tatjana Milhon.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy, their children: Gregory (Fabel); Cynthia (Alex Dunlop); Rachelle (Ryan Milhon) and six grandchildren: Alexa and Juliet Glomb, Savana Milhon, Jacob and Katherine Dunlop, and Erik Konicke; and his brothers: Daniel (Jean), Michael, Timothy and Robert (Michelle).
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3:00 PM at Desert Cross Lutheran Church at 8600 S. McClintock Rd., Tempe, AZ on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Friends of the family are invited to share memories in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Memorials may be donated to Desert Cross or Philanthropy.MayoClinic.org.