Philip Krainin – Commander, United States Navy

May 17, 2002

Dr. Philip Krainin passed away on May 14, 2002, just two weeks shy of his hundredth birthday. Dr. Krainin spent his last years near his daughter in Bethesda, Maryland. He died after a long illness. He had spent his earlier retirement years in Naples, Maine and Boca Raton, Florida.

He was born in Manhattan (New Yorjk City) and practiced medicine there for many years. Dr. Krainin attended Columbia University and graduated from New York University School of Medicine. He was a founding member of the American Euthanasia Society. He became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Among his published articles was an early report of the dangers of butizolidine to the kidney. Dr. Krainin served as President of the Medical Board of Jewish Memorial Hospital in Manhattan.

During World War II, Dr. Krainin served as Lieutenant Commander in Saipan and later was Chief of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island. He was discharged as a Commander.

A ceremony with burial of his ashes will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Dr. Krainin, whose wife Stella (Ornstein) passed away nine years ago leaves two children: Stefanie Greene, M.D. of Cabin John, Maryland, and James M. Krainin, M.D. of Sharon, Massachusetts, as well as five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Naples Scholarship Fund, Town Hall, Naples, Maine 04055. Those interested in information regarding future memorial ceremony, contact James Krainin, M.D., 470 Washington Street, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062.

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