Dr. Paul Krusinski

Dr. Paul Krusinski, age 74, died on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, at the home of his daughter, in Georgetown, MA with all three daughters by his side. Paul successfully overcame leukemia 27 years ago, until a recent fought battle with the disease caused fatal complications.

Paul was a true renaissance man, whose gifts and appreciation manifested in culture, fine foods and wines, music, painting and art appreciation, theatre, literature, travel and sports. He was a thoughtful and generous man, abundantly affectionate, and an empathetic listener. As a father he was playful, gentle, and kind. He taught us to enjoy each moment and appreciate the finer things in life. He was gifted in saving his words of wisdom to enlighten others at exactly the right moment.

From Ohio State Medical School, “Go Bucks!”, he became Chief of Dermatology at the University of Vermont. A position he held for 36 years. A mentor, colleague, and friend to all who shared his passion for education, science, research, and medicine. From publishing 3 books, to continuing to practice into retirement when he moved to Lexington, VA in 2011.

Paul, beloved father to Katie Seaver, Amy Krusinski and Jill Walker, devoted grandfather to Ella and Dakota Walker and Lela and Robby Seaver, brother to Ray Krusinski, partner to Lee Byrd, and preceded in death by his brothers Ron and John. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.

A special thanks to the staff at Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s hospital. Paul would be honored by your support in their research, with any gifts directed to Dana Farber Cancer Institute at www.danafarbergiving.org.

Robert Louis Stevenson articulated this sentiment so aptly:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has left the world better than he found it;
Who has looked for the best in others and given the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.

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  1. Clare Ann Zeimetz on June 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Katie, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your dad sounds like a remarkable man. May your memories bring you comfort.

    Clare Ann

  2. Sue Farwell on June 29, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    We remember your dad as a young doctor running early morning while we all lazed around at rushford lake…..we remember the welcome we had during the lake placid olympics at your home.
    May he Rest In Peace now…
    Bob and Susan Farwell

  3. Deanna Milone-Bonanno on June 30, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Katie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Your dad sounds like a truly remarkable man. May his soul rest in everlasting peace.

  4. Heather Huston Wagner on June 30, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Dear Jill, Amy and Katie,
    I am so sad to learn of the passing of your father. I know well the pain you must be feeling and am sending you all my love and prayers! I’m so thankful you all have so many wonderful memories with your Dad that will help you get through this sad time. Xo
    All my love, Heather

  5. Linda Lenart . on June 30, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Condolences to all his family and friends .i have fond memories of down on the farm as a child picking strawberries one for me one for the box. Think i ate more than l packaged. Rode around the farm will your dad driving his first car. Swimming at that campground up the street.and my aunt and uncle were fantastic. Keep your memories alive..

  6. Frank W Yoder MD on June 30, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a most remarkable man who helped educate many other physicians including myself. He was a very gifted, compassionate physician, teacher and a great friend who will be missed by many.
    He definitely left this world a better place by his presence and his accomplishments.
    Your eulogy to him is quite beautiful and accurate.

  7. Stacie Rose on June 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hello all! I am so so very sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful father and doctor! I will remember him fondly.

  8. Gary Krusinski on June 30, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Condolences, may perpetual light shine upon him.

  9. Irene (Krusinski) Boyle on July 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Time and life separated us in recent years, but the memories of days at the farm, a visit to Vermont, and our recent family reunion will remain. Our sincere condolences to Paul’s family and all who knew him.

    Tom and Irene Boyle

  10. Irene (Krusinski) Boyle on July 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Time and life separated us in recent years, but the memories of days at the farm, a visit to Vermont, and our recent family reunion will remain. Our sincere condolences to Paul’s family and all who knew him.

  11. Frank Flowers MD on July 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    It was my great pleasure to have known him for 45 years. He was a man of unquestionable integrity who was admired by all who had the great fortune to meet him. He touched the lives of hundreds of medical students, residents and colleagues. He was a great friend and I wlll miss him.

  12. Geary H. Larrick, DMA on December 18, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Geary Larrick, DMA
    My condolences to the family of Dr. Paul Krusinski. Paul and I
    were room mates freshman year at Ohio State, and I last visited
    him in Burlington in 1980. He was a most respected man, and
    I offer my best greetings to the family.

  13. Richard A Weaver on September 12, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Paul and I were med school classmates. He taught me to ski at Boston Mills in Norhteastern Ohio. We studied together 3 months in London during med school at Middlesex Hospital Medical School- October-December 1967. We shared a room in a B&B in Shepherds Bush outside London, rode the tube into the hospital every day, ate dinner together most evenings at many varied (and inexpensive) restaurants and ranged across southern England together every free weekend. We traveled continental Europe together in January 1968 during one of the coldest, snowiest winter in many years. We both chose to do our internships at University of Vermont and both entered the Navy after internship and both were medical officers with the Marine Corps. He was a great classmate and superb travel companion and had a fine sense of humor. It was a highlight of my life to have been able to share these experiences with Paul and an honor to have known him. (I just saw this obituary as I was looking for Paul’s FB page) So sorry that he is gone. Another book lost from the library of humanity.

  14. Ellen O’Neill, Buchanan, VA on May 11, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    Dr. Krusinski was my dermatologist in Lexington, Virginia. I was just about to call his office to make an appointment. That’s when I saw his obituary online. I had no idea that he had died. He was a pleasant guy. My condolences to the family.

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