Glenn E. Sisler, M.D., formerly of the Plantation at Ponte Vedra, died June 21, 2017, of a lengthy illness. He was being cared for at the Derfer Health Care Pavilion at Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach where he had recently relocated.
He was born in Ohio and raised in the Detroit area. Glenn graduated from Harvard University, class of ’57; NYU Medical School in 1961; and completed his surgical and cardiothoracic surgical residencies at NYU-Bellevue in 1971. He practiced in central New Jersey until his retirement in December 1999. He was on the staff of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and several hospitals in the area. In addition, he served two years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era: one year as a surgeon on the Saratoga and one year at the then newly opened hospital at N.A.S. Jax. His time spent here contributed to family vacations in the area and his ultimate decision to settle here in retirement.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Charon, to whom he was married for 58 years; sons, Daniel (Carla) of Laguna Niguel, California, and Christopher (Susanne) of Middletown, New Jersey; daughter, Laura of Jacksonville; and four grandchildren, Sonya, Charlie, Stephanie and James.
He had been a president of the NJ Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of the Navy League and voted by his peers as the thoracic surgeon they’d be most likely to refer their patients or family.
His interests were golf, history, travel, country and family.
He was a parishioner of Palms Presbyterian Church at Jacksonville Beach, where a memorial service will be held July 27 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services are under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home.