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MARCH 6, 1968 -- JULY 8, 2004

A memorial service for Dr. Joseph L. Jung of St. Petersburg, Fla., a former Buffalo-area resident, was held July 12 in Philippe Park, Safety Harbor, Fla.

He died July 8 in West Bay Nursing Home, Oldsmar, Fla., after a long illness. He was 36.

Born in Niagara Falls, Dr. Jung was a graduate of Holland Central High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Nazareth College in 1990 and a secondary bachelor's degree in art therapy from Brockport State College.

In 1998, he completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and finished the University of South Florida's pediatric residency program in All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and in Tampa General Hospital.

Following his residency, Dr. Jung worked at Manatee Rural Health's Lawton Chiles Clinic in Bradenton, Fla. Previously, he was a fellow in the University of South Florida neonatology fellowship program in All Children's Hospital.

Surviving are his wife of 10 years, the former Elizabeth Thompson; two sons, Ryan and Sean, both of St. Petersburg; his father and stepmother, Ronald and Robin of Safety Harbor; his mother and stepfather, Paula and Michael Fellinger of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Brian of Sarasota, Fla.; and three sisters, Kristie Smith of New Port Ritchey, Fla., Tiffiney Antoniou of Oldsmar and Jenney Tiburzi of Sheldon.