Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dr. Fritz Laroche

Fritz Laroche, MD, 85, of Chicago (formerly of Hyde Park), passed away May 16, 2009 at his home. Dr. Laroche was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He received his Doctor of Medicine in Haiti in 1949. He completed training in Pediatrics at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. He established a private practice limited to infants and children in 1956 in Chicago, IL. He was a mentor at the University of Illinois and enjoyed mentoring and training medical students. His passion was taking care of children. Dr. Laroche's dedication resulted in his being the preferred Pediatrician for many families in the South Side of Chicago, always going beyond the call of duty in dedicating his time. He was affiliated with Children's Memorial Hospital, Michael Reese Hospital, Trinity Advocate Hospital, Provident Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital. He led his life as an example for others to emulate his humility, honesty, integrity and thirst for knowledge.
Dr. Laroche is survived by his wife, Ninette Joseph-Laroche; step-children Marie-Rose (Jonathan) Hagerman, Emmanuella (Anthony Chapple) Joseph MD; grandchildren; sisters Janine Vaval and Irene Laroche; nieces and nephews Gladys Laroche, Ginette Laroche, Jean Robert Laroche, Evelyne Bernadel, Nicole Bernadel, Ernest Bernadel, Pierre Richard Jerome, Dr. Yolene (Claude) Surena, Leslie (Florence) Vaval, Marilyn (Guy) Etienne. He will be missed by countless close friends.
Visitation Friday, May 29, 6 to 9 P.M. at Michalik Funeral Home, 1056 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL. Family and friends will gather Saturday, at St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL., for a 10 A.M. funeral mass. Entombment at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles, IL. For info call 312-421-0936 or visit www.michalikfuneralhome.com


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I have never met the family I was sorry to read Dr.Fritz Larohce fell asleep in death. May the thought that others care help to ease your sorrow and give you courage, hope, and strength to cope. Many words are expressed, yet we know God can and will express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts at this sad time.Soon God will finish the doctors work.The prophet Isaiah pointed forward to the time when no one will say: ‘I am sick.’” (Isaiah 33:24) My deepest sympathy to the family

Monday, June 01, 2009 6:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Laroche was my oldest children's pediatrician in the late 80's & early 90's. He was such a kind, gentle & loving soul. I was always in awe of how much empathy he had for his patients. He was dedicated to them. He would look as sad as the patient when administering a shot. He and Jo were a great team on 87th/Cregier. He was never too busy. He is missed. (C.S.)

Friday, January 08, 2010 5:23:00 PM  

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