- January 21, 1953 - March 26, 2015
- Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Dr. Bruce Witkind, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 26, 2015. He was born in Newark, New Jersey to Dr. Elliot and Harriett Witkind and moved to Miami, Florida where he grew up. He graduated from Coral Gables High School and was so proud to attend Vanderbilt University and graduate from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and then to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City for his internship and neurological surgery residency where he was Chief Resident. He joined White Wilson Medical Center in 1985 where he was an accomplished neurosurgeon for many years. Dr. Witkind continued his private practice in Destin, FL.
He was a member of the Krewe of Bowlegs for many years and he and Christine Ketnick were on the Honor Guard under Capt. Billy French Brown. He enjoyed a variety of hobbies and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Elliot Witkind. He is survived by his mother, Harriett Witkind; brother, Dr. Mark Witkind of Coral Gables, FL; and his significant other, Christine Ketnick.
Donations may be made to the Temple Beth Shalom in Fort Walton Beach, FL or to P.A.W.S., the Humane Society in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m with a Celebration of Life beginning at 6:00p.m. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.