Dr. Joseph M. Tambornino, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, age 80 of Edina, died peacefully with his family on January 31, 2012.
Joseph was an accomplished physician of 44 years in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. He received his B. A. in 1953, and B.S. and M.D. in 1956, and completed his Board Certification of Orthopedic Surgery in 1966, all at the University of Minnesota.
He was in private practice with Orthopedic Surgeons Limited, from 1963 through 1996. He served on the hospital staffs of Fairview Southdale and Methodist Hospitals. He served as Chief of Staff and on the Fairview Southdale Hospital-Minneapolis Board of Trustees. He was Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School and was teacher of the Hand Surgery Specialty Clinic at HCMC.
Joseph was a devout Catholic, who attended Our Lady of Grace church in Edina for over 50 years.
Joseph had many favorite pastimes including golf, downhill skiing, and handball. His annual fishing and hunting trips with his wonderful friends were among his greatest memories. He loved spending time with his family at Rogers Point on Leech Lake. His deep love for his wife of 57 years, Cynthia, his 8 children and his 17 grandchildren was profound. His family holds his generosity of spirit, faithfulness and loyalty fast in our hearts and with deep pride in the life he lived so well.
Born September 4, 1931, Joseph is preceded in death by son, Gregory and an infant son; brothers, Terry and Paul. Survived by wife, Cynthia; children, Charles, Joseph (Caramia), Judy (Mike Cassidy) Tambornino, Mary (Jim) O’Hora, David, Jane (Dan) Bryant, Kitty (Victor) Oates; 17 grandchildren; siblings, John (Eve), Mary (Ron Usem) Tambornino, Jeanne (Jon) Forster; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 11AM, Friday, February 3rd at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. Visitation Thursday, 4-7PM AT OUR LADY OF GRACE and one hour prior to Mass. Memorials preferred to; Catholic Charities, The Singers or Donors choice.
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