Dr. Ernest Karl Landsteiner died on February 24, 2007 at the age of 89 years after a short illness.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joanne Carpenter Landsteiner, his daughter Kristin Servison(Roger)of Brookline Massachusetts, his son Karl C. Landsteiner, Sr. of Fort Myers, his grandchildren Margo Servison, Megan Landsteiner and Karl Landsteiner, Jr.
Dr. Landsteiner was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to the United States in 1922. He is the son of Helene and Karl Landsteiner who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930 for the discovery of the human blood groups. He graduated from Harvard University in 1937 and Harvard Medical School in 1941. He went on to practice urology in Providence, Rhode Island where he maintained a private practice and also was on the staff of the Rhode Island Hospital from 1946-1982, serving as Surgeon in Chief of the Department of Urology from 1955 to 1976. He also served as President of Staff Association of the Rhode Island Hospital and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology and later Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Brown University Medical School. He was a member of the New England Section of the American Urological Association and the New England Surgical Society from 1954 to 1982. Upon retirement, Dr. Landsteiner moved to Naples, Florida. He and his wife moved to their present home in Fort Myers in 1994.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers. A memorial service will be announced at a later date