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Dr. Jay Paul Ginther, M.D.


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 2/9/2021 at 11:04:06

Dr. Jay Paul Ginther - Orthopedic Surgeon, 74, of Waterloo, passed peacefully at 2:30am on February 4, 2021 at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital after a long history of heart problems.
Jay was born in Jersey City, NJ. He attended Wesleyan College in Connecticut. He earned his M.D. from Columbia University in New York City, completed his surgical internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital, and his Orthopedic Residency was at Northwestern University in Chicago. Jay was Lieutenant Commander - Orthopedic Surgeon at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston, S.C. From 1979 to 1992, Jay worked for Bluff Medical Center in Clinton, IA. He served the Clinton, Morrison, and Savanna area hospitals. Jay was active in the symphony, Rotary Club, and River City Ventures.
In 1992 he moved to Waterloo, IA, joined Cedar Valley Medical Specialists and served the Waterloo area hospitals. He founded the Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute to promote strong bones and to prevent fractures. He has spoken on this subject in 19 states and written a research article in "Endocrine Practice" a professional journal. He presented research at the National Osteoporosis Foundation and at the American Society for Bone Mineral Research meetings. Jay was the Founder and President of the Iowa Bone Club. He was recognized as a national leader in bone health.
Jay is survived by Ann Willenbring Ginther, his loving wife of 45 years; a daughter, Katrina and her husband Steve Thompson; two sons, Greg and his wife Erika and Alex and his wife Tiffany. His greatest joy was being with Katrina's children, Richard Jay (10) and Gwen (7) and Greg's children, Trevor (5) and Isabel (3).
He believed in God the Creator that holds all of nature in balance, and he believed that death was an opening to the fullness of God's presence. In the end, Jay was sorry to leave us, but too tired to stay any longer.
For more, visit www.LockeFuneralHome.com.
Published on February 8, 2021


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