John Edward Threlfall, M.D., 67, of Falls Church, VA, died of renal failure in May 8, 2007 in Durham, NC.
Dr. Threlfall was born in Lancaster, UK and was a BA graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and London Hospital Medical College, M.B., B
Upon moving to the United States in 1970, he trained at Georgetown University Hospital where he was Chief resident of Anesthesiology and an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine.
He was subsequently Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Inova Fairfax Hospital from 1980 to 1990, and 1990 to 1995, respectively. He was a Member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists, the Medical Society of American Anesthesiologists, the Medical Society of Northern Virginia and an Honor Roll member of the Medical Staff of the Inova Fairfax Hospital.
In addition to providing years of medical leadership and service, Dr. Threlfall was a long-standing benefactor to cultural, music and philanthropic organizations.Â He was the Past President of the Beethoven Society of American, a nonprofit organization offering musical programs to the public and support to musically talented young people, and was a former board member of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
John is survived by his brother, Brian Threlfall, of Lancaster, UK; four children, K. Victoria Threlfall, of Chapel Hill, NC, Veronica T. Wyss, of Winston Salem, NC, Valerie L. Threlfall, of Cambridge, MA and Edward G. Threlfall McLean, VA; and two granddaughters. (He had previously been married to Muriel Morgan (deceased) and Joan Kunec).
Services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to support the creation of a commemorative garden at Fairfax Hospital for patients, their families and hospital staff. Contributions in memory of John E. Threlfall, M.D. (please note on check payment) may be made payable to Inova Health System Foundation and mailed to Inova Health System Foundation, 8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 200E, Falls Church, VA 22042