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Dr. Joseph V. Mirenda

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“Joe and I were fraternity brothers at Northwestern. He had the best sense of humor and a keen intellect. Joe was a really kind person and dedicated...Read More »
1 of 76 | Posted by: George and Catherine Bennett and family

“Frauke, Nic and Ellie, I heard about Joe just a week ago, and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you, Lucresia...Read More »
2 of 76 | Posted by: Lucresia Gapasin - pensacola, FL

“What a great guy. What a horrible tragedy. . . . but, I've learned, a spouse and children can survive and persevere. Our hopes go with you. ”
3 of 76 | Posted by: Lee Bradford - Virginia Beach, VA

“Frauke, Nic & Elle We have nothing but positive loving memories of so many trip to Pittsburgh with you and Joe. Shooting hoops in our backyard last...Read More »
4 of 76 | Posted by: john mulroy - pittsburgh, PA

“Frauke: Joe's departure...how tragic...far too young and too soon! When I heard what happened, I was instantly reminded that life isn't fair and...Read More »
5 of 76 | Posted by: Martha, Bill, Alexandra, and Taylor - VA

“Dear Frauke, Nic, and Elli, We are so very sorry. Our hearts reach out to you. Tammy & David ”
6 of 76 | Posted by: David and Tammy Finch - Raleigh, NC

“I was a med student with Joe at Northwestern and remember him as truly one of the nicest, most pleasant people with a great sense of humor,day-in and...Read More »
7 of 76 | Posted by: Alice Napier Pomidor - FL

“Dear Frauke, I did not know Joe, but have worked w/ you @ the go-lives & heard your stories of a home full of Love & Joy. I am sorry for your loss....Read More »
8 of 76 | Posted by: Sandra Humphreys - Virginia Beach, VA

“To the Mirenda family, My family and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. My daughter is a Freshman at...Read More »
9 of 76 | Posted by: Debbie Elder-Cahill - VA

“Joe and I started our first month of internship together in the ICU at Chapel Hill. His humor, friendship and camaraderie made what could have been a...Read More »
10 of 76 | Posted by: Jim Evans - Chapel Hill, NC

“Joe and I were 6 year meds together at Northwestern. Everybody loved him- not a mean bone in his body. He was a great athlete- we played on the...Read More »
11 of 76 | Posted by: Kenneth Merkitch - La Crosse, WI

“Frauke, Nic, and Ellie, I am saddened by your loss. It was a pleasure to work for Dr. Mirenda as his office manager for many years, here in Roanoke....Read More »
12 of 76 | Posted by: Kathy Robertson - Roanoke, VA

“I was so saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Mirenda. In early 2006, I was in the ICU unit at Roanoke Memorial with acute pancreatitis, in critical...Read More »
13 of 76 | Posted by: Doug Harris - Fincastle, VA

“So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 76 | Posted by: Gary and Jeanne Rogacki - VA

“To the Mirenda family, Heartfelt condolences to all of you on behalf of the staff nurse anesthetists from Carilion. We all loved working with Dr....Read More »
15 of 76 | Posted by: Vicky Ballantyne - Salem, VA

“Denise and I are absolutely shocked that Joe was lost in such a horrible accident. We met Joe & Frauke in July on the Glacier National Park hiking...Read More »
16 of 76 | Posted by: Tom & Denise Gorrian - Montclair, NJ

“It was a pleasure to work with Joe when I was in Roanoke. He was a great person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 76 | Posted by: Beth Bankston - Forest, VA

“Frauke, My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 76 | Posted by: Sheri Nelson - Chesapeake, VA

“Dear Frauke, Ed and I were so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Joe was a great guy and a...Read More »
19 of 76 | Posted by: Amy Bagliani - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Frauke, Nic, and Elle, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Mirenda's accident. I am the hygienist for Dr. Randy Norbo and I remember taking care of...Read More »
20 of 76 | Posted by: Libby Sieber - Roanoke, VA

“Dear family of Joe Mirenda, We send our sincere sympathy on the death of your husband, father, son and brother, Joe. He was a partner in practice...Read More »
21 of 76 | Posted by: Martha and Bob Schinderle - MI

“DEAR FRAUKE MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MY PRAYERS AND LOVE ARE WITH YOU. I KNOW IT IS HARD YOUR FRIEND JANICE WEST(OPSU) ”
22 of 76 | Posted by: janice west - chesapeake, VA

“Frauke, I returned from the Outer Banks today and learned the sad news about your husband, Joe. I am so very sorry. Please accept my deepest and...Read More »
23 of 76 | Posted by: Margie Cromwell - Virginia Beach, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lindsay is at JMU and if she can do anything for Nic please let us know. ”
24 of 76 | Posted by: Barry and Becky Wirt - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Frauke, Stephen and I are so very sorry to read of the loss of your husband. I cannot imagine how you are coping and I wish we could be there...Read More »
25 of 76 | Posted by: Susan and Stephen Hill - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Frauke, Nic and Elli, We have been in Litchfield, SC since August 21st. We learned from a neighbor this morning about Joe's passing. Our...Read More »
26 of 76 | Posted by: The Robertsons - Salem, VA

“Dear Frauke and family, Joe and I share our deepest sympathy with your dear family during this sad time. He and I enjoyed our time getting to know...Read More »
27 of 76 | Posted by: Vickie Clarke - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Frauke, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how I felt when I learned about Joe's passing. My heart goes out to you, Nic...Read More »
28 of 76 | Posted by: Kelly McFadyen - Roanoke, VA

“Frauke and family, all of the North Cross community (and old pre-school buds) were so saddened to hear about the loss of your husband and father....Read More »
29 of 76 | Posted by: Lynne Florin - Bent Mountain, VA

“Dear Frauke, We send our deepest condolences to you, Nic and Elli. What an untimely death for such a phenomenal physician, athlete, husband and...Read More »
30 of 76 | Posted by: Marc and CJ Swanson - Roanoke, VA

“Joe, It was an honor to work with you. I will forever think about you when I buy a can of tuna fish. My thoughts are with your family. ”
31 of 76 | Posted by: Alison Dumont - Norfolk, VA

“Frauke, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your tragic loss. ”
32 of 76 | Posted by: joyce martin - norfolk, VA

“Joe was truly one of the great ones. He was a caring physician as well as a great team member in Cardiac. I will miss him greatly for a very long...Read More »
33 of 76 | Posted by: Liz Lilliston - Norfolk, VA

“Frauke, We were stunned to hear of your sudden loss. Our hearts go out to you. We have such wonderful memories of you and Joe, Nic and Elli. You were...Read More »
34 of 76 | Posted by: Patricia Palmer - Roanoke, VA

“Frauke, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of extraordinary sorrow. It was only one month ago that we became...Read More »
35 of 76 | Posted by: Bill and Pat Blau - Chapel Hill, NC

“I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Mirenda in Roanoke for several years. He was an excellent teacher as well as a physician. He will be greatly...Read More »
36 of 76 | Posted by: Tammy Terry - Roanoke, VA

“Frauke, my deepest condolences for you and your beautiful family. Im so sorry that you have to go through such a tragic loss. ”
37 of 76 | Posted by: Debrah Byrd - Virginia Beach, VA

“I worked with joe through carilion. He was a devoted and excellent doctor. We would often talk of riding bikes and the bi/ triathlons he enjoyed. My...Read More »
38 of 76 | Posted by: cindy bocanegra - roanoke, VA

“We are all so sorry to hear about Dr. Mirenda. We have and do miss him very much at Montgomery Regional. MRH OR Blacksburg, VA ”
39 of 76 | Posted by: Christie

“Joe was extremely special to our cardiac team. Very much loved and admired. He someone you could talk easily with and would offer incredible advice...Read More »
40 of 76 | Posted by: Sandy Ward - Virginia Beach, VA

“I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. My family and I are thinking of you. I am a U Chicago graduate and have always respected our rivals at...Read More »
41 of 76 | Posted by: Dr. Glenn Jones - Norfolk, VA

“Frauka: Just wanted to let you know how sorry we are and that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sylvia and Harold Dill ”
42 of 76 | Posted by: Sylvia Dill - roanoke, VA

“Frauke, Nic, and Elli, May God provide you comfort and understanding during this difficult time. Joe was an extraordinarily gifted physician who...Read More »
43 of 76 | Posted by: Brian, Charlotte, Sarah, and Alex Strain - VA

“Mirenda Family, My deepest condolences to you all. I am a nurse in the ICU at VBGH. Although I have only been there about 2 years, Dr. Mirenda was...Read More »
44 of 76 | Posted by: Kristen Johnson - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

“Dear Frauka and family, What an unspeakable tragedy and loss both for you and for the community he served. Every time that Dr. Mirenda was our...Read More »
45 of 76 | Posted by: karen bathory - virginia beach, VA

“Frauke, Words seem inadequate.....may the love of friends and family surround the three of you and provide you peace. Jeanne ”
46 of 76 | Posted by: Jeanne Jacobs - Chesapeake, VA

“I will miss Dr. Mirenda very much! All my love to his family ”
47 of 76 | Posted by: Sara Cale - Virginia Beach, VA

“I had the privilege of working with Dr. Mirenda, only for a short time. My sincerest condolences go to your family at home and his family at the...Read More »
48 of 76 | Posted by: Vanessa Palaszewski - Portsmouth, VA

“Frauke, Elli & Nic: Please know how sorry I was to hear about Joe. I am thinking of you all and my prayers are with you. ”
49 of 76 | Posted by: Anne Marie Poore - Roanoke, VA

“I had the pleasure of cycling with Joe on several occasions, including a week on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Joe was a wonderful cycling and traveling...Read More »
50 of 76 | Posted by: Jack Keller - Milton, GA

“Frauke, My heart goes out to you and your family. Many times as I sat in your cube I would love to look at the family pictures. I knew there was...Read More »
51 of 76 | Posted by: Debbie Sawyer - Chesapeake, VA

“Joe was a kind,intellegent, hardworking dedicated physician and family man. As friends and fraternity brothers at Northwestern, I am proud to say...Read More »
52 of 76 | Posted by: Greg Kiray - Indianapolis, IN

“Frauke, Nic, and Elli: Ona and I send our deepest sympathy and our prayers for your comfort in the days ahead as you deal with this tragedy. Joe...Read More »
53 of 76 | Posted by: Ona and Roger Litwiller - Roanoke, VA

“Dr. Mirenda will be missed so very much - he was a wonderful doctor, and was a joy to work with. ”
54 of 76 | Posted by: Cindi Coffey - Roanoke, VA

“My heart and prayers are with you, Frauke, Nik and Elli. I am so overwhelmed by this news, as I know you are. I have to believe that Joe was called...Read More »
55 of 76 | Posted by: Ione (Jil) Linker - Chapel Hill, NC

“I had the privilege of working with Dr. Mirenda when he was working in Roanoke. He was incredible to work with and always had a caring and...Read More »
56 of 76 | Posted by: Kevin Fiest - Roanoke, VA

“It was always a pleasure to work with Dr. Mirenda. He was one of our favorite doctors to work with. His compassion towards his patients is...Read More »
57 of 76 | Posted by: Melanie Armentrout - Chesapeake, VA

“Frauke, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughs and prayers. Lynn ”
58 of 76 | Posted by: Lynn Swanner - VA

“Frauke, No words can express how very sorry we are to hear of your loss. We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to entertain you and Joe this...Read More »
59 of 76 | Posted by: Jennifer Howe - Chesapeake, VA

“Dr Mirenda was a joy to work with. Great sorrow for all. ”
60 of 76 | Posted by: PAT HUNT - ROANOKE, VA

“Dear Frauke, Nic & Ellie- We are very much saddened to hear of Joe's passing.He was a great friend and a wonderful physician. Our thoughts and...Read More »
61 of 76 | Posted by: Thomas F. Trostle - Boones Mill, VA

“I am an RN and worked with Dr. Mirenda @ SVBGH. He was always cool, calm and collected under the stress and chaos in the ICU. He was so patient...Read More »
62 of 76 | Posted by: Jasmine Orewiler - Virginia Beach, VA

“Our time with you was too short. You welcomed our family into your life with open arms and we were just beginning to feel the kindness and love that...Read More »
63 of 76 | Posted by: Michael and Heather Jamison - VA

“Frauke, Nic & Elli, Uncle Do, Aunt Mary, Joseph, Tony, and Teresa want you to know that you are all in our prayers and pray that the Lord will...Read More »
64 of 76 | Posted by: Mary & Dom Spinosa - Wantagh, NY

“Not quite sure what to say. I am still trying to take it all in. My prays go out to you Frauke and your two children. Dr. Mirenda was a very...Read More »
65 of 76 | Posted by: Judy Wilson - Virginia Beach, VA

“Joe was such a pleasure to work with on a daily basis in the OR. His easy manner and joking ways will be forever missed. My thoughts are with his...Read More »
66 of 76 | Posted by: Deborah McSparren - Boston, MA

“Our children were in school together at North Cross when you lived in Roanoke and I was stunned to hear about Joe. I am so sorry for your tragic...Read More »
67 of 76 | Posted by: Bonnie Dodson - Roanoke, VA

“I was most saddened to hear of the untimely death of Joe. My deepest condolences and sympathies. ”
68 of 76 | Posted by: Paul Wolff - Roanoke, VA

“Dear Mirenda Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences for your sudden loss. I pray God holds you in his hands at this difficult time. ”
69 of 76 | Posted by: RONNA BERGAMINI - MOYOCK, NC

“I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can savor the fond memories during this time of pain. ”
70 of 76 | Posted by: Laura France - Chesapeake, VA

“I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May God bless you and your family with great strength and love. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
71 of 76 | Posted by: Joan Saeger - Virginia Beach, VA

“Frauke... No words can express how sorry we are for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts. ”
72 of 76 | Posted by: Jim and Linda Kiraly - Va. Beach, VA

“The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition would like to express our deepest condolances to the family of Dr. Mirenda. As cyclists in the Valley we know...Read More »
73 of 76 | Posted by: Marshall Hammond - Harrisonburg, VA

“Frauke, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Words cant describe the shock we all have felt here at Bayside Hosp. You and your family are in our...Read More »
74 of 76 | Posted by: Jill Hauer - chesapeake, VA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was an awesome doctor and I was privileged to have worked with him at Va Beach General ICU. He was so kind and...Read More »
75 of 76 | Posted by: Betty Manry - Va Beach, VA

“Dr. Mirenda, will always have a special place in my heart. Not only was he a wonderful physican to work with, His compassion for his patients was...Read More »
76 of 76 | Posted by: Suzanne Benfield - Portsmouth, VA


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Dr. Joseph V. Mirenda Virginia Beach Dr. Joe Mirenda, 49, passed away suddenly doing what he loved the most, cycling, on Tuesday, August 25th. He was born on May 4, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York the son of the late Vita and Al Mirenda. Joe received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University and graduated in 1984. He received his Internship in Internal Medicine from the University of North Carolina followed by a Residency in Anesthesiology at UNC. He furthered his education by completing a Fellowship in Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh. He was practicing with Anesthesia Specialists in cardiac surgery as well as Critical Care Medicine with Pulmonary Medicine of Virginia Beach. He was a devoted husband and father and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He was an outdoor enthusiast who had a love for running, cycling, and tennis in addition to the love he shared with his family and friends He leaves behind his loving wife of 21 years, Frauke Mirenda, his son Nic and daughter Elli, all of Virginia Beach, a sister Carolyn of Florida, and mother and father in law, Kiki and Paul Minnis of North Carolina. The family will receive friends at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, 2002 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, August 28, 2009. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 29, at 10am at Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Road, in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 or the Virginia Beach SPCA, 3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach VA 23453. Online condolences can be offered at www.hdoliver.com. In God�s hands you rest, in our hearts you will remain forever. Rest in Peace.

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