Tifft Cyril Richardson Tifft, M.D., 95, died peacefully on April 2, 2002. Born Glencoe, MN on November 6, 1906. Preceded in death by parents, Judge Cyril M. Tifft and Lillian R. Tifft; sister, Lillian and brother, Lowell and first wife, Beatrice. Survived by loving wife of fifty-four years, Jean, and children, Elizabeth (Lester) Edinger, Beatrice Mary (Frederic) Froelicher, William (Anita) Tifft and Margaret (James) Janis; eight grandchildren, William and Dr. David Edinger, Elizabeth Edinger Aigbe, Laura Benson Haugen, Casey and Meghan Tifft, and Andrew and Molly Janis; five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Cyril graduated from Stevens Academy in Glencoe, MN, attended Hamline University and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1931. He interned at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth and engaged in the practice of Family Medicine and General Surgery in St. Paul from 1932 to 1974. He then worked at St. John's and St. Joseph's Hospitals until 1983, when he retired completely. From 1943 to 1946, he served in WWII as a surgeon in the Army Air Corps and was discharged with the rank of Major. He attended at St. John's, St. Joseph's and Mounds Park Hospitals, and was Chief of Staff at St. John's. He organized the Arcade Clinic in 1952 and was President of the Ramsey County and Minnesota State Chapters of the Academy of Family Practice. He loved to play the organ, paint, attend his garden and grow roses. In his last years, he enjoyed his computer. He was a loyal, loving and devoted husband, father and friend. He was completely devoted to the practice of medicine, and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. He will be greatly missed, but always remembered by his family and friends. Cremation has occurred. Memorial Service Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 pm at Arlington Hills Methodist Church, 759 East County Road B, Maplewood. Memorials preferred to the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, Arlington Hills Methodist Church, or HealthEast Hospice. Anderson Funeral Home 651-776-2761

Published on April 5, 2002

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