Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gene Seville

Dr. Gene Seville died of heart failure on Nov. 2, 2010, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was born on Jan. 18, 1955, to Gene and Evelyn Seville and was raised in Garden City, N.Y., where his parents owned a nightclub and catering house called Casa Seville. He received his B.S. from Yale University and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He moved to California for residency training in radiation oncology at UCLA, where he met his wife, Barbara Andersen, M.D. They married in 1988 and were blessed with two daughters, Katherine and Sarah.

He was director of radiation oncology at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, Calif., before relocating to become medical director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho. The family spent 10 glorious years living in Sun Valley, before returning to California after Dr. Seville retired due to illness. He felt very privileged to care for his patients throughout his years of medical practice.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Katherine and Sarah; and his mother, Evelyn Seville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, Calif., followed by a celebration of Gene's life at Wally's Restaurant in Rancho Mirage. Another gathering will be held in Sun Valley next summer.

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