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1937 - 2016

Frederick L. Dankmyer, M.D. (OPH 1970)

Dr. Frederick Loftus Dankmyer of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania and Amagansett, New York, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 13, 2016.

Born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania in 1937, Dr. Dankmyer attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia graduating in 1963 with a Doctor of Medicine. A Captain in the United States Air Force, Dr. Dankmyer was stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. He served as a Flight Surgeon during the Vietnam conflict.

Following his years of military service, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1970. Upon completing his medical training, Dr. Dankmyer practiced Ophthalmology in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. His passions for the field of Ophthalmology lead him to a volunteer teaching position at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Academy of Ophthalmology and the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank.

Avid outdoorsman, Dr. Dankmyer was an enthusiastic upland bird hunter, duck hunter and hunted deer with friends and family. In addition to his love of nature and marksmanship, he was an accomplished wood worker – his children treasure his finely crafted furniture. Surviving along with his wife, Constance, are his children; Kimberly Ann Foster, and her husband John (Jack), of Darian, CT; David Sedgebrook Dankmyer of St. Louis, M); Christopher Charles Dankmyer and his wife Estelle of Collegeville, PA; and Katina Elizabeth Dankmyer, of Orwigsburg, PA; sisters Jane Eacobacci of Dennis Port, MA and Nancy Casey Oakton, VA; and grandchildren, Eleanor, Alexis, Margaret, Nicolette, Catherine, Brenna and Elizabeth Dankmyer; John-Christian and Mary Louise Foster.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to either East End Hospice www.eeh.org or the American Parksinson Disease Association-St. Louis. www.stlapda.org/donate or send directly to the American Parkinson Disease Association- St. Louis, 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

This obituary was provided by family.