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“Dear Jeanne - I am embarrassed that I just heard the news of John's death today from Wise Batten. It had been a long since I had spoken with you,...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: Bob Schneider - Richmond, VA

“John Hungerpiller, or as I knew him, Dr. Hungerpiller, was a good man. A man whom I considered to be a friend. Not only was he my friend, he saved my...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: Joshua Cram - Bellefonte, PA

“My son was born, almost 16 years ago, with a volvulus and Dr. Hungerpiller was able to repair it and save his life. In 2008, after having no contact...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: Whitney Merinar - Bellefonte, PA

“john was a classmate at eusm, quiet and determined. I read about his passing in the emory magazine. My condolences to his family ”
4 of 55 | Posted by: alexander voljavec - atl, GA

“Dr John Hungerpiller will live on in the hearts and memories of so many who knew him! He was so full of life and loved his family! It was my pleasure...Read More »
5 of 55 | Posted by: Donna Jividen - Rockmart, GA

“So sorry to hear this news. My brother Steve and John were very good friends starting at Sewanee. John was definitely a classic Southern Gentleman. ”
6 of 55 | Posted by: Ken Potter - Roanoke, VA

“My love goes out to you with the loss of John. Please know my family is thinking of you all. Sue ”
7 of 55 | Posted by: susan hunter - atlanta, GA

“Dear Hungerpiller Family, I was so sorry to read about the loss of John. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sincerely, Lea Mcalpin ”
8 of 55 | Posted by: Lea Mcalpin - savannah, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 55 | Posted by: Elizabeth Miller Bowerman - GA

“Dr. Jeanne and Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel so blessed to have worked with Dr. Hungerpiller over the years. I will always...Read More »
10 of 55 | Posted by: Terri Collins - Savannah, GA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. ”
11 of 55 | Posted by: Bill and Jacki Moore - Savannah, GA

“Jeanne and Carrie, I am so sorry for your loss. You are both in my prayers. ”
12 of 55 | Posted by: Lindsay Grove - Savannah, GA

“Our hearts are saddened with your sudden and tragic loss. My prayers are with you. ”
13 of 55 | Posted by: Trish Elliot - Hilton Head Island, SC

“Jeanne, Carrie and family, John had a big heart, and a big smile. He always wanted to be helpful of those in need, always worked for excellence and...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Malcolm and Jackie Rice - GA

“Jeanne I am so deeply saddened by the sudden loss of John. I had the privledge of knowing John both professionally and as a friend and will cherish...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Mary Vacala - Savannah, GA

“I had the opportunity to work with John while he was preparing for a fishing trip several years ago. He always had tremendous intensity and focus,...Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Jason Hux, PT - Savannah, GA

“I am a childhood friend of John's. We both lived in Montgomery before John moved back to Savannah. In the summers when we were around 12, John would...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Mark Wood Millsap - Little Rock, AR

“Dr. Hungerpiller Our prayers are with you and your daughter & family and friends at this time. May GOD Bless and Keep You ”
18 of 55 | Posted by: Mrs. Leitha M. Lawton & Family - GA

“Sorry we could not make the visitation and funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
19 of 55 | Posted by: Carroll and Betty Edwards - GA

“Dr. Hungerpiller, speaking for Ruby Bryant and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hungerpiller in your office...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: June Muns - Savannah, GA

“Heart felt condolences from our family to yours ”
21 of 55 | Posted by: Mike and Peggy Dubberly - GA

“We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, ...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: harry south - savannah, GA

“Jeanne- Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief- Linda Denhardt and Cathy Denhardt Cribbs ”
23 of 55 | Posted by: Cathy Cribbs - Bloomingdale, GA

“Dear Dr. Hungerpiller There aren't words to express how very sorry we are to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our deepest thoughts...Read More »
24 of 55 | Posted by: Dolores Coward - Savannah, GA

“Dr. Jeanne We are sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our prayers. ”
25 of 55 | Posted by: The TV Center Family - Savannah, GA

“Dear Jeanne, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband John. You are such a sweet and caring person with many people who love and care...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Michael & Martha Graham - GA

“We are so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mathew, Katheryn, and John McGuthry ”
27 of 55 | Posted by: The McGuthry Family - GA

“I had the privilege of working with both Dr. Hungerpillers over the years. Both physicians strive for excellence in everything they do. John worked...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Lynne Marini - Savannah, GA

“I'm so sorry for you loss. Lynne Marini ”
29 of 55 | Posted by: Lynne Marini - Savannah, GA

“Dr. Hungerpiller, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you and Carrie. Be...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Gwen Howell - Savanna, GA

“Dear Jeanne and Carrie, Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences. Know that we are here ready to help in any way we can.Our prayers are...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Giselle and Stephen Rashleigh - GA

“We are very saddened by John' passing. We worked with both John and Jeanne during the Olympic Games in Savannah. His great smile and sense of humor...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Burton and Judy Howell - Savannah, GA

“Our prayers are with the Hungerpiller family. May God provide you comfort that only he can. ”
33 of 55 | Posted by: Robyn Quattlebaum - GA

“Jeanne I am so sorry to hear about your lost. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Pattie Murphy ”
34 of 55 | Posted by: Pattie Murphy - savannah, GA

“Jeanne and Family - We are profoundly saddened by this terrible news. Our hearts go out to you, Jeanne, Carrie, and all the family. John had an...Read More »
35 of 55 | Posted by: Robert & Diane Smith - Longmont, CO

“So glad I was fortunate enough to see him at Sewanee recently. He will be missed very much. Prayers and thoughts are with you, App ”
36 of 55 | Posted by: Appy Apperson - Greenville, SC

“Dear Jeanne and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sudden loss. John was a great classmate, friend, and peer and we will...Read More »
37 of 55 | Posted by: Lorraine Pare' - Savannah, GA

“Dear Hungerpiller Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Kathy Smith Surgical Associates (1992-1997) ”
38 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy Smith - Savannah, GA

“Jeanne and family, We am truly saddened by the loss of John and extend our prayers to you all. He will be missed by those in the medical community...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Dr John M Fillingim - SAVANNAH, GA

“Dear Hungerpiller Family, We are terribly saddened by your sudden loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Jake and Kathy Ross ”
40 of 55 | Posted by: Jake & Kathy Ross - Savannah, GA

“Jeanne, Rob and I are so sorry to hear about John, please know that if you need anything at all we are here for you and Carrie. Love, Jen ”
41 of 55 | Posted by: Jennifer Christy - Savannah, GA

“Dr. Jeanne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
42 of 55 | Posted by: Sue Saccardi - GA

“My fondest memories of John included many laser regattas and more importantly regatta parties. He was always caring, concerned and ready to lend a...Read More »
43 of 55 | Posted by: John E Porter - Savannah, GA

“Our prayers and condolences are with the Hungerpiller family in the loss of John. ”
44 of 55 | Posted by: Clyde and Ellen Olson - Savannah, GA

“My prays go out to John's Family. I never forgot John. We went to Sewanee together and he gave me a ride home once. We were just friends (not close...Read More »
45 of 55 | Posted by: Cindy Turpin Kennedy - GA

“My prays go out to John's Family. I never forgot John. We went to Sewanee together and he gave me a ride home once. We were just friends (not close...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Cindy Turpin Kennedy - GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry. ”
47 of 55 | Posted by: Kathy Hodges - Savannah, GA

“I had the honor of meeting Dr. Hungerpiller briefly on Saturday morning. Will keep Dr. Hungerpiller and his family in my prayers. With Deepest...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Jaime Bahamon - Savannah, GA

“John and I were classmates at Sewanee. I remember him as a charming and witty guy with character and integrity. My sincerest condolences to you and...Read More »
49 of 55 | Posted by: Dr. Martha Pitman - Boston, MA

“Dear Jeanne and family I am at a complete loss for words. Kelly and I will grieve with you and pray for you, Carrie, all of your family, and the...Read More »
50 of 55 | Posted by: David and Kelly Thomas - Savannah, GA

“Jeanne my thoughts and prayers are with you anc Carrie ”
51 of 55 | Posted by: Lisa Usher Garrison - Mobile, AL

“Jeanne. We were saddened to hear the news about John. We enjoyed seeing you two at recent cross country meets and will miss seeing him at future ones...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Claude Su - Savannah, GA

“Dear Hungerpiller Family, We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Margaret and Tim...Read More »
53 of 55 | Posted by: Margaret and Tim Wallace - GA

“Dr Jeanne, I am in shock to hear this. I am so sorry. I will keep you, Carrie and all of Dr. Hungerpiller's family in my prayers. Susan Surgical...Read More »
54 of 55 | Posted by: Susan Cetchovich Snaza - Savannah, GA

“Jeanne. We were saddened to hear the news about John. We enjoyed seeing you two at recent cross country meets and we will miss seeing him at future...Read More »
55 of 55 | Posted by: Claude Su - Savannah, GA


Dr. John C. Hungerpiller, 51, died of a heart attack, Saturday October 23, 2010 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. He was born in Savannah in 1959 and was a graduate of Savannah Country Day School class of 1977 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the The University of The South, Sewanee, TN class of 1981. Thereafter, John attended Emory Medical School and graduated in 1985 with the degree Doctor of Medicine. His General Surgery residency was begun at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and completed at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah GA. After completion of a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta, he returned to Savannah in July 1991, joining the practice of Drs. Gongaware, Freeman and Darden. He was inducted into the American College of Surgeons in 1992. John left the active practice of surgery 10 years later to pursue related interests in the medical field. John met his wife Dr. Jeanne Marotta Hungerpiller, of East Stroudsburg, PA, while in Philadelphia and they later married in Savannah in 1991. They have a daughter, Carrie Lee Hungerpiller, 15. John was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Century Club of Savannah, the Oglethorpe Club, the Cotillion Club, The German Heritage Society, the Society of Colonials Wars, and was a member of St John's Episcopal Church of Savannah. Considered by many of his professional peers as a Doc's doc, John was understood by those who came to know him as a passionate individual who pursued technical excellence in all he approached. His friends will miss and remember him in their stories as a fine and humorous companion and his family is better having had him for his 51 years. Above all else, John loved his family, Jeanne and Carrie, and took particular pleasure in being involved in mutual activities with them, whether it be sailing, fishing, or music. John is survived by his wife Jeanne, daughter Carrie, parents Jim and Page Hungerpiller, sister Susan Hungerpiller, brother Jimmy Hungerpiller, and sister-in-law Angie Hungerpiller all of Savannah; and nieces, Page Oelschig, Kate Oelschig, both residing in Washington, DC, and Auddie Hungerpiller, also of Savannah. Memorial Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2010 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at St. John's Episcopal Church conducted by The Reverend Gavin G. Dunbar. Burial: Private. Remembrances: Ralston Listening Library & Music Archive, C/O The University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37383 or the Caretta Research Project, P.O. Box 9841, Savannah, GA 31412-0041. Please sign our on-line guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

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