Yale Citrin - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery


February 11, 2020


Yale Citrin

Dr. Yale Citrin, MD, 93, was born on November 17, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends in Mobile, Alabama on February 6, 2020.

A devoted husband and family man, Dr. Citrin was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Martha Citrin; his step-father, Andrew Emmanuel Hersbin; his father- and mother-in-law, Teddy Roosevelt Souther and Wilhelmina Tauzier Souther; his grandson, David Charles Koger, Jr.; and his son-in-law, Victor Cascarano.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years: Georgia Lee Souther Citrin;

Six (6) children: Jane Koger, Thomas Irwin (Patti) Citrin, Carolyn Cascarano, Elizabeth Anne Citrin, Andrew Ted (Jeannie) Citrin, Sr., and Benjamin Souther (Julie) Citrin;

Fifteen (15) grandchildren: John Michael (Jackie) Citrin Cascarano, Eric Christopher (Susan) Koger, Regina (Thomas) Cascarano Ober, Jennifer Rebecca (Wade) Koger Clancey, Joseph Victor Cascarano, Jacqueline Lauren Pober, Andrew Yale Citrin, Sarah Elizabeth Souther (Paul) Citrin Cook, Katherine Ruyer Citrin, Rebecca Marie Pober, Harrison Scott Citrin, John Bradley Citrin, Andrew Ted Citrin, Jr., Patsy Jeanne Little Citrin, and Benjamin Taylor Citrin;

Seven (7) great-grandchildren: Marina Georgia Cascarano, Sutton Marie Cascarano, Susana Kelly Cascarano, Finn Cascarano, Lucia Margaret Cascarano, Liam McGruder Cook, and Natalie Justine Ober.

Dr. Citrin was a Captain in the United States Army, who served honorably during the Korean War. He was a beloved physician of 52 years in Hollywood, Florida, where he served as Chief of Medicine at Hollywood Memorial Hospital and co-founded and served as Chief of Staff of Hollywood Medical Center. Dr. Citrin was a board certified Gastroenterologist and was a proud Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Citrin discovered a disease which was named after him: Citrin Deficiency Syndrome. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the honorary medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He published numerous medical and scientific papers throughout his career.

Dr. Citrin was a voracious reader (belonging to three book-of-the-month clubs simultaneously), an avid fisherman and boatsman, and a member of the Hollywood Yacht Club and the Hollywood Harlequins Club. He was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Visitation will take place at 11 a.m. on February 15th, 2020 in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 4051 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608. Funeral services will take place at 12 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The interment with military honors will follow immediately after the service at Mobile Memorial Gardens, 6100 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619.

Yale Citrin 1926-2020

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A church service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, 02/15/2020 from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, followed by a committal service at the grave site.