John A. Reyburn, Jr., MD

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Col. John Alexander Reyburn, Jr., MD, was born in Richmond, Virginia, January 7, 1942 to Agnes Fitzhugh Sneed and John Alexander Reyburn. He earned a degree in engineering from University of Virginia where he was a member of the Raven Society and the Honors Society. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from UVA Medical School.

He served three years in the Vietnam War in the US Air Force. He completed a residency and chief-residency in internal medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego as well as a fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University. He rejoined the Air Force and spent the next two decades as a commanding officer of many hospitals and programs across the country. He served as Chief of Air Medical Services at K.I. Sawyer and Hanscom Air Force Bases and Hospital Commander at Vandenberg and Hill Air Force Bases. He remained a board-certified physician for the duration of his career. He retired from the Air Force in 2003 having honorably and proudly served his country. He was also a cancer survivor. As a lifelong lover of baseball, books, dogs, and the UVA Cavaliers, he shared these interests with all who knew him.

He will be fondly remembered for his generosity, intelligence, kindness, loyalty, and wit. He was a loving and attentive father. He passed away peacefully on April 4, 2023. As well as many friends and colleagues, he leaves behind a son, Brian Fitzhugh Reyburn, a daughter, Heather Kelly Reyburn, and two grandchildren, Andy and Julia. He will be forever loved and missed.