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Richard Haines Demir, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Mar 13, 1958 - Jul 31, 2022


Scottsdale - Richard Haines Demir passed away on the evening of July 31st, 2022. Richard was born on March 13,1958 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the only child of Vivian Alice May Haines Demir and Richard N Demir. Richard grew up in Oak Park, Illinois where he attended Oak Park River Forest High...


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Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Aug 10


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Aug 10


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hansen Desert Hills

6500 East Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Richard Haines Demir, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

March 13, 1958 - July 31, 2022


D David Klans August 12, 2022

Dear Kelly - I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Prayers an condolences to you are your girls. David Klans (Vivian’s friend and co-worker at Forest Agency).

J Jo Mickelson August 7, 2022

  Jones Chepree Detta August 7, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. Demir's going on 6 year's now. He was the first and only doctor to actually care about what was going on with me, and the first one to figure out what was wrong with me. I will miss the funny conversations, his love for any and everything Mardi gras, the music he would play, and seeing him in his boots. I hope they have Mardi gras on the other side, Dr. Demir. Thank you for caring. My condolences to his kids and wife.

  Tracy Holhut August 6, 2022

I first met Richard while working at old Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. Kelly worked in the lab with me. As time went on, I worked for Richard as his Lab as his Manager.

T Tammy-Lyn Yapp August 6, 2022

Richard was truly an all around one of a kind person. He always had to be cutting edge with everything he did. In 2000/2001 he was the first in Chicago to enable his medical laboratory client Doctors 24/7 immediate access to their patients results. He didn't just want technology but only cutting edge technology. Thank goodness I am the same way and understood this need as his Fisher Scientific Account Manager. His playlists in the office were not the typical boring, easy listening, or elevator music. They were all Richard. He lived life to it's fullest and as close to the edge as he could get away with. My husband and I met through one of his yearly, always rememberable, Christmas parties. We always had an incredible time going to dinner, concerts, and every New Years celebration was spent with Richard and Kelly.
When meeting Richard you would not have known how incredibly intelligent he was until you really got to talk with him or he told you he was a member of MENSA. He was always thinking of others and their well-being, a very empathetic, humble person.
It's been years since I've been in touch with Richard and Kelly, but it feels like no time has passed, and I am deeply saddened to hear he was taken so early.
A testament to enjoy every minute we have before being called back to the Lord.
God bless his soul and his family
Tammy-Lyn Yapp

J Jo Mickelson August 5, 2022

I only knew him as my Dr, but I have been seeing him for so many years he felt like a friend. He helped me manage horribly painful conditions with his knowledge and skill and for that I will be forever grateful. My appointments were full of helpful information, a wicked sense of humor and to top it off he was always dressed in a delightfully fun and refreshing manner (way cool boots and sport coats.) It was hard seeing him not feeling well as of late and I was impressed and very thankful that he showed up for work anyway. “Dr D”, I hope there are many amazing golf courses and much good food and drink on the other side….You will be missed here though. Peace and healing to his family…Jo Mickelson.

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