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Ernest O. Debakey (1945-2004)

Oct. 25, 2004, 1:18AM
OBITUARY
Houston attorney Ernest O. DeBakey
Son of famous heart surgeon was active in charities
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

Ernest O. DeBakey, a Houston lawyer and the son of famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, died Friday of stomach cancer. He was 59.

Ernest DeBakey practiced family and contract law in Houston.
He graduated from Arizona State University and Baylor College of Law.
DeBakey was active in numerous charities, including the Make a Wish Foundation and the DeBakey Medical Foundation. He was instrumental in the donation of computers to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
"He was a person who was devoted to his friends and his family, and since he had these two younger children at a mature stage in life he was very, very devoted to his youngsters, Michael and Katy," said his brother, Denis DeBakey of Houston.
Ernest DeBakey is survived by his father and stepmother, Katrin DeBakey; children Michelle DeBakey, 33; Michael Ernest DeBakey, 13; Katherine DeBakey, 11; and Stacy McDonald, 38; sister Olga DeBakey of Houston; and brothers Barry DeBakey, also of Houston, and Michael DeBakey of Lima, Peru.
A service will be at 2 p.m. today at Methodist Hospital's Weiss Chapel, 6550 Fannin. A wake will follow at Blanco's, 3406 W. Alabama


  
ERNEST O. DEBAKEY was born on January 6, 1945 and died October 22, 2004. Ernest was a graduate of Arizona State University and Baylor College of Law. He practiced law in Houston until his death. He was involved in many charities and was especially proud of providing computers to MD Anderson Hospital for children with cancer. Ernest is survived by his father Michael E. DeBakey, stepmother Katrin DeBakey, children Michelle, Michael, and Katherine DeBakey and Stacy McDonald and her family, his brothers Michael, Barry, and Denis DeBakey, sister Olga DeBakey, his uncle Ernest DeBakey, his loving aunts Lois, Selma, and Marsha DeBakey, his cousin Joe DeBakey and many other family members and friends. The DeBakey family wishes to thank Dr. Garrett Lynch, Dr. Jim Schwartz, Dr. George Noon, and all the other physicians who devoted their expertise and time to minister to Ernest. We offer our gratitude also to Mr. Ron Girotto and his entire staff at The Methodist Hospital who provided excellent care and attention during Ernest's hospitalization. The family appreciates the devoted service of Hendrika Banning, RN and Roberta Jenkins and the support and concern of all our friends and colleagues. Services will be held at The Weiss Chapel, Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street at 2pm, Monday, October 25. Following the service a wake will be held at Blanco's, 3406 W. Alabama Street, from 3pm - 5pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make donations may send them to The Methodist Hospital or The DeBakey Medical Foundation, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston Texas 77030, or to the charity of their choice.

Published in the Houston Chronicle from 10/23/2004 - 10/25/2004.



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