Jaime A. Giraldo M.D.

jaime giraldo m.d.

March 3, 1935 ~ October 18, 2022

Jaime A. Giraldo, M.D., age 87, of Fort Lee, NJ passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Born in Manizales, Colombia, son of the late Alicia Angel and Anibal Giraldo. He is survived by the love of his life of 41 years, Luz Elena, his 4 daughters: Patricia, Andrea (married to Andres Arango), Colette (married to David McKeown), and Laura (married to Bill Bagwell), Ana Maria, his 6 grandchildren: Manuel, Abby Grace, Kaitlyn, Martin, Ashley, and Taylor, his sister Alicia, his brother Carlos Fernando, and his nephews and niece.

Practicing medicine was more than a profession, it was his calling, as was exemplified by his over 60 years of service. He lived a life of service to others; he never wanted recognition for the sacrifices he made, but he recognized the importance of opening paths for those that followed him. Jaime opened his heart and his home to anyone who wanted to learn and make a better life for themselves, or to those who needed a safe-space. He was happiest spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, and dancing cumbia, but especially Caballo Viejo with his wife! He loved telling stories, traveling, and eating cake (like 7-layer or carrot) and drinking cafecitos with his life-long friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your choice of charity in his memory: Doctors Without Borders or Dementia Society of America

Dementia Society of America: https://dementiasociety.charityproud.org/donate


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  1. Jaime loved us and we loved him. As far as we were concerned, we were family. He was Uncle Jaime to our children and he called my father in law Uncle Larry.

    When our first child, Danielle, was born, her dad asked Jaime if he would be her pediatrician and would he make house call, if needed. He made many house calls from Queens to Port Washington without a complaint.

    When anyone in our family was sick, the first call went to Jaime. That was how much Anthony, my husband, trusted Jaime and his medical knowledge.

    When we lived in New York, we spent every holiday together with our families and, at Easter with the entire DeLuca Clan. I will miss his call this Thanksgiving when he always asked if I used canned apples for the apple pie. It was an inside joke that lasted for 50 years.
    Jaime, we will miss your sense of humor, and your love.

    Our hearts ache for Luz Elena, Patti, Andrea, Colette, Laura, and the entire family. May God bless them and you, Jaime. You left a big legacy and the world was a better place because of you.. Memories, of which we have so many, will keep you in our hearts forever.

    Marie and Anthony.

  2. We will always remember you with much love and admiration Our friendship was very especial and always full of joyful moments. Congratulations to you for a life well lived Your example as a husband , father and friend will be our legacy for years to come May you rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus and Mary

  3. Se que es difícil  creer  que Jaime ya no este con nosotros, pero su amistad, su señorio y gallardia permanecerán para siempre en nuestros corazones.
    Te recordaremos por siempre.

  4. We will always remember Jaime with love and admiration. Spending time with Jaime and Luz Elena was always fun. He enjoyed sharing his love of music, telling stories and laughing while we listened to old songs. A great doctor who never hesitated to help when we needed him.
    Jaime was a gentleman, respectful of every one and a great friend.
    We miss him but we are very lucky to have been part of his life for many years. Have a great journey our dear friend!

  5. I will always remember the countless times Jaime welcomed me into his and Luz Elena's home. It was a home filled with love, happiness, cafecitos, and, of course, music. There was never a weekend that by about 7:30 or 8 in the morning, you could hear Jaime, shuffling around in the room next door, playing one of his hundreds of recordings. Thanksgiving will always hold a place in my heart because of the joy Jaime got from me hanging up the Christmas lights on the Giraldo front porch. Jaime was a wonderful man and will be so missed. Sending Luz Elena, Laura, Ana, and Bill hugs and thoughts of healing and peace.

  6. Siempre recordare a Jaime como a mi mas querido amigo.
    Fue un esposo a cabalidad y un padre ejemplar.
    Al final de sus dias nos dio a todos el maravilloso ejemplo de soportar una larga y dolorosa enfermedad.
    Que Dios lo tenga en su reino.

    Alonso Gutierrez

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