David E. Konn, M.D. died on Aug. 20, 2016, after a short illness. He was born in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 10, 1943, to Bernard and Vesta (Unican) Conn. After graduating from Jefferson High School in Portland, he enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years and was stationed at a missile base on Long Island, N.Y.
Dave was a graduate of Portland State U and the University of Oregon Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Portland’s Emanuel Hospital, as well as a Cardiology Fellowship at Huntington Beach Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. He practiced cardiology in Pasadena and Portland before opening Grays Harbor Heart Clinic in Aberdeen, Wash. in 1987. As a dedicated physician and skillful diagnostician, he served the Grays Harbor community for 27 years.
Dave was something of a “Renaissance Man” whose interests included keeping abreast of current events, hunting and fishing, vegetable gardens and gourmet cooking, high performance cars and fishing boats, and electronics, including building computer systems. A music lover, he was an audiophile with an extensive music collection played on an impressive array of stereo components.
Dave will be remembered for his kindness and generosity toward patients, friends and family. His quick wit and brilliant mind attracted and delighted both his friends and strangers from all walks of life.
Dave is survived by his wife, Cheryl Konn, in Vancouver and stepchildren: Stacie (Chris) Barnum of Aberdeen, Brenda Blancas of Montesano, and Arnel (Kim) Blancas, and granddaughters, Hailey and Makena, of Montesano.
He is also survived by a son, Eric Feller, of California and a sister, Janice McClure, of Idaho. A brother, Robert, died before him.
There will be a “Celebration of Life” held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 2-5 p.m. at the VFW Post #224, 105 East Heron St., Aberdeen. Remembrances may be sent to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are made through Cascadia Cremation and Burial Services in Vancouver, Wash., “Cascadia Cremation.com”.