Dr. Jelenko, emergency medicine specialist

January 24, 1991

Dr. Carl Jelenko III, a native of Baltimore who helped to establish emergency medicine as a recognized specialty, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital after a stroke.

A memorial service for Dr. Jelenko, who was 59 and lived on Round Oak Road in Towson, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

The Baltimore native retired in 1981 after an earlier massive stroke, and he moved to Towson from Dayton, Ohio.

He campaigned for the recognition of emergency medicine as a specialty and then, upon its establishment in 1976, became a member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, which examines and certifies doctors who plan to practice in the field.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Carl Jelenko III, M.D., Research Award of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, P.O. Box 619911, Dallas, Texas 75261.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Judith Matthews; his daughters, Judith Berkley Jelenko and Helen Mathis Jelenko, both of Towson, and a sister, Frances J. Fitch of Baltimore.

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