Visitation: Tuesday 4 to 7 PM
Services: Wednesday 12:30 PM
Dr. Bohdan Cymbala, 89 of Newburgh, formerly of Henderson, KY and
Sarasota, FL. Died Friday at Hamilton Pointe.
A Ukrainian born May 2, 1923, in Lvov, Poland and sole survivor of parents
Anna and Michael Cymbala, six brothers and two sisters.
Pathologist and Director of Laboratories for 35 years at Methodist
Hospital, Henderson, KY, Memorial Hospital, Jasper, IN and St. Joseph's
Hospital in Huntingburg, IN. where he was also on the Board of Directors.
His first 4 years in the Tri-State were at St. Mary's Hospital. During his
years in Henderson he served as President of the Henderson County
Medical Society, as well as numerous hospital committees.
Fellow of American College of Pathologists, Member of American Society
of Clinical Pathology, American College of Nuclear Physicians, and
numerous medical organizations.
Pre-Med studies in war-torn Lvov, where he was caught up in World War II.
While still a medical student he worked in a German hospital treating war
casualties (some brain surgeries). Assisted in surgery, writing histories for
German doctors in six languages. German physicians did not know
languages. Germany defeated in 1945 and he was elected leader of
thousands of foreign workers in Erfurt, Germany in a post-war camp. Was
by choice that he led a group to Belgium in 1945 and worked in steel mill
while studying, then received full scholarship for medical school. He was
fluent in six languages. He received his M.D. degree in 1949 from
University of Liege, Belgium and spent three more years as Associate
Professor of Bacteriology at University of Louvain, Belgium. 1951
published paper "Antibiotic Resistance of Microbacteria" in Journal of
Pathology. In 1952 he presented a paper at Royal Academy of Medicine in
Brussels "Symbiosis of Corynobacteria and Microbacteria".
Internship in U.S. completed at Barnart Memorial Hospital in Patterson, NJ.
Completed his residency in Pathology, mostly neuropathology, 1954-55 at
Colorado State Hospital In Pueblo, CO and three years as Lieutenant
Commander in US Navy 1955-1958 at the US Naval Hospital in Oakland,
Dr. Cymbala previously held a private pilot's license and enjoyed many
hobbies ...musically inclined ...guitar, mandolin, organ. Enjoyed
photography and was a student of history and art.
Retired in 1997 to second home in Sarasota, FL and returned to the Tri¬-
State in 2005.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Pat (formerly Becker), two sons,
Daniel of Nashville, TN, and Zenon of Naperville, IL and one granddaughter,
Cara, of Naperville, and nieces and nephews. He was of the Catholic faith.
Family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff at Hamilton Pointe, Asera
Care, and Deaconess Hospital Hospice, as well as all the doctors and
nurses who cared for him during his illness.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at
Titzer Family Funeral Homes ~ Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St.
Newburgh, IN with Rev. Fr. Ted Tempel officiating. Burial will follow in Oak
Hill Cemetery in Evansville. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to time of service at
the funeral home.
Contributions to Henderson Regional Hospital Foundation. Sympathy
wishes may be made at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com