Ronald Jaffe, MD

Ronald Jaffe, MD

JAFFE: Ronald Jaffe, MD, of Oakland, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, age 79. Beloved husband of Sandra Jaffe, father of Assaf Jaffe and the late Dana Jaffe, grandfather of Noa Reiter and Sam Lampenfield, son of Felix and Ilse Jaffe, brother of Steven Jaffe and the late Allan Jaffe; also survived by many family members and friends. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June of 1943, Ron graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with an M.B.,B.Ch in 1969. He went on to complete residencies in pathology at Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer, Israel) and Children’s Hospital (Boston, Massachusetts), 1971-75 and 1975-76 respectfully, and a fellowship at the Mallory Institute of Pathology (Boston, Massachusetts) from 1976-77.
During their time at university, Ron and Sandra married and spent five years in Israel and two years in Boston before settling in Pittsburgh in 1977. They raised children, maintained wonderful social and cultural lives, and developed their respective careers. Ron and Sandra had two grandchildren, and he remained their strongest supporter and greatest friend through all of life’s ups and down. Of all his titles — husband, father, doctor, friend — it was “bumpie” that brought him the most pleasure.
Ron held a deep and unwavering passion for pediatric pathology throughout five decades of his life. Beyond his immense contributions in the field, he will be remembered as a generous mentor, a world-renowned scientist and a quiet yet wickedly funny colleague.
He will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will live on in the hearts of the many people who loved and admired him.
Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior (12 noon – 1 p.m.). Interment Homewood Cemetery. PJC

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