Howard M. Kravetz, (M.D.)
|Posted 2018-05-13 by Judy Wight Branson|
|The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Sunday, May 13, 2018, page 10a
Howard M. Kravetz, M.D., F.C.C.P., died April 30, 2018, in Prescott,
Arizona, at the age of 89. Born to Max and Dorothy Kravetz in NYC,
he grew up in Jersey City, NJ.
As a child, Howard was taught the value of an honest work ethic and
studious education. Howard earned an undergraduate degree from St.
Peter’s College in 1949 and graduated from NYU College of Medicine
in 1956. His medical residencies included Bellevue Hospital, the
Brooklyn VAH, NIH at Bethesda (Infectious Diseases), and
Massachusetts General Hospital (Allergy and Intensive Care), giving
Howard the very best training during the “Golden Age of Medicine.”
As a young Boy Scout, Howard developed a lifelong fondness for the
outdoors and what laid in the open spaces of the West. That quest,
in part, was responsible for drawing Howard and his then young
family to Phoenix in 1962, where he established a private pulmonary
practice. The solo practice grew into Pulmonary Associates, a multi-
physician practice. In 1983, Howard moved to Prescott, establishing
Northern Arizona Chest Center. Howard was a respected and dedicated
physician, always willing to share his knowledge and experience with
others. Semi-retired in 1994, he taught First Aid and CPR with local
Fire Departments. He ran a Triage/Treatment Center at Hurricane
Katrina and then traveled the Western USA as the Physician for an AZ
Wildfire Team and devoted time to an Incident Management Team.
Howard is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Allison Favour
Kravetz. Other survivors include daughters Judith Ramos (Juan) of
Boston, Massachusetts, and Beckie Kravetz (Alan Weisman) of
Cummington, Massachusetts; and stepson, C. T. “Tom” Rigden (Elaine)
of Prescott. He is also survived by his brother, Robert E. Kravetz,
M.D. (Nancy) and three nephews of Phoenix.
Howard’s love of people, medicine and the outdoors led to many
leadership positions, professional and voluntary. Howard was an
expert certified canoe paddler, founder of the Prescott Paddle Club
and a longtime supporter of Boy Scouts. Pursuant to Howard’s
instruction, no services will be held. This family and his friends
will remember Howard for his keen mind, compassion, gentle humor and
abiding concern for all people. In his memory, you are asked to
extend a kind word, smile or good deed to others.
“We all have the freedom to choose our particular pathway. Wherever
you are or whatever you do, choose and travel your path with
fortitude, optimism and a sense of humor.”
Hampton Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Information provided by survivors.
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