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Dr. H. Sezer Köknar
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  • Volunteers In Medicine
    423 Route 9 North
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

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“went to school with his children ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: helen fredricks staniec - villas, NJ

“My sincere sympathies to all of you on the death of your Father. I have such fond memories hanging out at your parents home - a quick changing spot...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Audrey (Notch) Harling - FL

“It is impossible to believe the Koknars and Balliettes have been friends for over 50 years. We met when Jeannine was pregnant with Kevin. Our lives...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Balliette - NJ

“I was so sorry to hear we had lost Dr. Koknar. I worked as a Nurse in the ED at BTMH for almost 3 decades and he was always a gentleman and a...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Betyh Town - Wilmington, NC

“Your dad took wonderful care of my husband Tony,He was also a great coach to Susan when she had her baby while your Mom was in icu for the brain...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: kATHY ZEITS - SEA ISLE, NJ

“....My deepest sympathy to all the Koknar family ...your dad and grand dad was one of a kind...he always asked for my children as they grew up...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Harriet DiGiacomo - Venice, FL

“Dear Suzan, Kemal, Semra, and Kevin, I will never forget all of the kindness your dad (and mother) showed to me over many years when my boys were...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara (Ludman) Eufrasio - NJ

“My deepest condolences on the passing of you father Dr. Koknar. He and your mom were patients of Dr. Shawn Piper and two of the nicest people,...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Keating - South Dennis,, NJ

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your father,praying for all of you,hope you and your families are well.God Bless! ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jeffrey Tomlin - CMCH, NJ

“Sorry for your loss. Take time to grieve and find comfort in knowing that God is near to all those calling on him. Psalm 145:18 ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“I have many wonderful memories of both Dr and Mrs. Koknar. May his memory be a blessing to his family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Shari Tenner - lewes, DE

“To a superior Doctor who I believe saved my life. You will be sadly missed,but are now with your beloved kind wife. Hugs to your family. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Elaine Rodia

“Doctor Koknar was a great doctor and friend would often see him in Home Depot buying flowers and fertilizer for his grass always would say you hello...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Barry Wilke - Wildwood, NJ

“Doctor Koknar was a great doctor and friend would often see him in Home Depot buying flowers and fertilizer for his grass always woulda you hello and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Barry Wilke - Wildwood, NJ

“Dr. Koknar will always be remembered with much fondness. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Luretta Dramis-Undercufflerr


Dr. H. Sezer Köknar passed away on March 4, 2018. He remains a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, doctor, friend, and armchair philosopher. He was a respected surgeon in Cape May Court House for over 30 years where he was known for his passionate and compassionate care of his patients. He was a strong and, at times, vocal advocate for what he believed to be right. Called "Baba" by his children and "Ba" by the successive generations (and either title by many close friends), he loved to joke and converse with family and friends around the dinner table.

Sezer was born in Izmir, Turkey on March 22, 1933 and served in the Turkish military as an interpreter before coming to the U.S. for his medical residency in 1958. In 1959 he met his future wife, Jeannine Ewing, in Cincinnati, OH and they married in 1960. In 1968 Sezer and Jeannine moved to Cape May Court House with their four children. Together they created a loving and welcoming home.

Sezer was predeceased by his adored wife and best friend Jeannine. He is survived by his four children Suzan (Ahmet), Kemal, Semra (Scott), Kevin (Brenda), five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren. Baba was a generous, kind, and devoted family man of great integrity and decency. He will be forever missed.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Baba's life will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 with visitation from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. and a memorial service from 2:45 to 3:00 p.m. at Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Volunteers In Medicine at www.vimcmc.org in tribute to his memory.