In Loving Memory

Dr. Robert Reilly Maginn, d. February 20, 2011



March 2, 1932 – February 20, 2011 In Loving Memory.
Dr. Robert Reilly Maginn, 78, of Daphne, died at home on Sunday, February 20, 2011. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and had lived in Daphne for the past 11 years. Dr. Maginn served as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy and graduated from St. Louis University in 1956 and from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1960. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Medical School in Boston and Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. Dr. Maginn was certified by the American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

Reilly was an author, surgeon, adventurer, and sailor. He was co-captain along with his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth, of the sailing vessel, Catamaran RED TOO. He wrote novels and short stories and was a prolific story teller, sailboat Captain and Master Gardener.

He spent fifteen years in the South Pacific as a medical outreach surgeon and eight years as cowboy surgeon in Montana, both spawning a series of stories about his adventures and experiences. Please visit his website, for an extended biography, writing awards and a list of publications

He is preceded in death by his brothers, George “Sam” Maginn, Gerald Maginn, and Michael Maginn.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Maginn, Daphne; his sons, Richard L. Maginn, Chicago, IL.; R. Reilly (Carol) Maginn, III, Austin, TX and his daughter, Mary Susan Van Leunen (Thomas), Centreville, VA; 2 step children, Francis T. (Lisa) Eckert, St. Louis, MO and Stephen T. Eckert, St. Louis, MO; 1 sister, Sue (Martin) McCabe, St. Louis, MO; 4 grandchildren, Julie A. Van Leunen, Diane R. Van Leunen, Thomas P. Van Leunen, III and Ty Eckert, and many other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on March 26, 2011 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of St. Louis University Hospital, 3635 Vista Ave, at Grand (Firmin Desloge)in St. Louis, MO.

A special time of Sharing and light refreshments will follow at the Maginn St. Louis Home, 3438 Russell at Grand Ave.


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