Friday, September 26, 2003

Dr. John Cranley, vascular specialist


Physician directed Good Samaritan lab

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Dr. Cranley

DELHI TOWNSHIP - Dr. John J. Cranley, director for 22 years of the John J. Cranley Vascular Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital, died Wednesday of cancer at his summer home in Delhi Township. Dr. Cranley, 85, lived in Naples, Fla.

"He is generally recognized as the man who brought the era of modern vascular surgery to the Greater Cincinnati area," said his daughter, Jeanne Christian of Tampa, Fla.

His legacy is one that his grandson, Cincinnati Councilman John Cranley IV, said he can only hope to touch.

Dr. Cranley was Good Sam director of surgery from 1961 until 1985. He also was Good Sam director of medical education and professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Other survivors include Helen Looney Cranley, his wife of 61 years; three other daughters, Kelly Reece of Portland, Ore., and Barbara Krause and Elaine Pate, both of Green Township; three other sons, Paul of Lake Jackson, Texas, James of Mount Washington, and Robert of Delhi Township; a sister, Mae Buckley of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two brothers, William of Laconia, N.H., and Edward of Crestview Hills; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Radel Funeral Home, 650 Neeb Road, Delhi Township. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Antoninus Church, 5425 Julmar Drive, Covedale.

Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation or John J. Cranley Vascular Laboratory, Good Samaritan Hospital, 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati 45220.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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