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Dr. Edward Okun, 87, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, died June 14, 2019. He was the husband of Barbara (Braham) Okun. Born in Springfield, he was the son of Morris and Esther (Chase) Okun. He was a world-renowned retina specialist and a pioneer in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and in vitreoretinal surgery. His clinical research has contributed to the restoration and preservation of vision for countless people. He also trained over 50 retina fellows who went on to practice around the world. He practiced medicine for over 30 years in St. Louis, MO, and for the past 30 years lived in Santa Fe, N.M. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Dr. Neil Okun and Roxanne Gray; was father-in-law of Joan Sosnoff Okun and Jon Gray; grandfather of David Okun (Megan), Sarah Okun Cox (Jonathan), and Morris and Jason Gray; great-grandfather of Nora and Maeve Okun; and brother of Harold Okun and Martha Dalitzky (Milton). Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME

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