- January 22, 1921 - March 26, 2017
- Odessa, Florida
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This is a tribute to a gentleman who epitomized hard work, generosity and character. During his 96 years his journey brought him from an independent Lithuania where he was born into a prominent Russian family through the turmoils of World War II to the United States. An OB-GYN physician of over 50 years, with over 12,000 babies delivered, his fortunate arrival to Tampa Municipal Hospital in 1950 cemented his lifelong love of the Tampa Bay area. A past President of the North Tampa Rotary Club, he was awarded the Richard Harris Fellow Award in 1986. Dr. Artzibushev established one of the first endowed scholarships to benefit the University of South Florida Medical School in 1974 in memory of his brother and spouse, Peter and Militza Artzybushev. The “Doc” was one of the ten original founders of Women’s Hospital as well as a strong supporter of the Judeo Christian Clinic. He was one of the first doctors who with the permission of Sister Marie Celeste of St. Joseph’s Hospital allowed husbands into the labor rooms. A veteran of the Korean War, he returned to Tampa to open his private practice in 1958.
Dr. Artzibushev is predeceased by his wife, Anastasia, and survived by his son, Dimitri Artzibushev, (Sonya), and his daughter, Nadine Mamontoff (Andres) as well as grandchildren, Constantin Artzibushev, Sasha Artzibushev(Wade Hampton), Alexandra Mamontoff and Peter Mamontoff , and a great granddaughter, Emmerson Hampton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Militza and Peter Artzibushev Scholarship in Medicine. Donations may be made online at https://usffdn.usf.edu/ua-giving/ or by sending your donation to USF Health Development and Alumni Relations, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC70, Tampa, FL 33612.(Please indicate 256040 in the memo portion of your check) or Judeo-Christian Clinic, St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, or St. Andrew’s Russian Orthodox Church.
A Funeral Service will be held at St. John's the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetery.