Dr. Jose Ardaiz, a cardiologist and internist, died Friday at Franklin Square Hospital of what appeared to be a heart attack while undergoing surgery. He was 65.
Dr. Ardaiz, a native of Spain, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Zaragoza. He received a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Madrid in 1958.
He came to the United States in 1959 after receiving a fellowship from the University of Indiana and then Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
After the Sinai fellowship, he stayed on at the hospital for 10 years until the early 1970s. He left the hospital for private practice in internal medicine and cardiology, and became associated with Franklin Square Hospital. He had an office in Eastpoint.
His hobbies included playing the piano, accordion and guitar with Spanish ethnic groups, and painting. While in Spain, he participated in the running of the bulls in Pamplona several times the 1940s.
Surviving are his wife, the former Sheila O'Shea; three sons, Navy Lt. Patrick Jose Ardaiz, who is stationed in Norfolk, Va., Michael Jose Ardaiz of Washington, D.C., and Sean Pablo Ardaiz of Towson; a brother, Dr. Pablo Ardaiz of Barcelona, Spain; and a sister, Blanca Ardaiz of Pamplona.
A memorial Mass was scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church on Ware Avenue in Towson.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ruck Funeral Home in Towson.
The family suggested donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.