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Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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He was a great Doctor, well liked by all his patients. He genuinely cared for his patients and prayed for them. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Dr. Samuel K. Wood - Cedar Rapids, IA - Acquaintance   Feb 05, 2016

I am so sad to hear of the loss of Dr Mezhir. When my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer he was given just a couple months to live. Dr. Mezhir's amazing skill, care, and compassion ended up giving us 2 extra years with my dad and we are forever grateful to him. The world has lost a great doctor and man and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his family.

Posted by: Amy Friedel    Feb 05, 2016

Because of Dr. Mezhir, we were able to have over 2 good years with my dad before he passed away from pancreatic cancer. He got to walk me down the aisle, see my son be born and spend the first year of his life with him. To echo many others, Dr. Mezhir was the only one who was able to really instill hope in my dad, he always felt better after seeing him, and James always made the time to

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Posted by: Carrie Campbell - Palo, IA   Feb 05, 2016

Dear Virginia,
My deepest sympathy to you, Savino and John with the passing of James. I met him almost 34 years ago as a sweet and kind boy and in a blink of an eye he became a true gentleman and outstanding doctor. May our Lord watch over and bless you during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Ferenc

Posted by: Lisa Ferenc - Grand Island, NY   Feb 05, 2016

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Mezhir. I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. He performed Whipple surgery on me 3 years ago. I am doing good. I would not be here had it not been for him. He was a wonderful caring man who will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Posted by: Terri Moenck - Cedar Rapids - Acquaintance   Feb 05, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Mezhir's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him as a staff nurse on 4JPW. My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Mezhir and their children.

Posted by: Becky Latta - Lone Tree, IA - Coworker   Feb 05, 2016

James was an amazing person. His energy and enthusiasm for his research was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Alicia Olivier - Starkville, MS - Acquaintance   Feb 05, 2016

I was so sad to hear of James' passing. I have had the pleasure of working with him at the Journal of Surgical Research for several years now. He was such a great man. His passion for his work was inspiring, he made everyone around him want to work harder. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time..

Posted by: Susan Newcombe - Plymouth, MA - Coworker   Feb 05, 2016

Dear Priya, Malinee, and Anjali,
My prayers are with you.
Your dear husband and father is now in God's gentle hands. Please know others are praying for you at this difficult time.
Take care. Celeste Vincent

Posted by: Celeste Vincent - Iowa City, IA   Feb 05, 2016

To the family and friends of James:
I am heartbroken to hear this news. Please accept my deepest condolences. James was such a unique and amazing individual. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with him. I will always remember his intensity (which could be a bit intimidating at times!), passion for research, astounding intellect, and warm personality. But above all, I will remember his 1000-watt smile. Shine on, James.

Posted by: Lyse Norian - Birmingham, AL - Coworker   Feb 05, 2016