Dr. Stephen Ciesielski, 47, emergency room physician

April 03, 2005

Dr. Stephen Ciesielski, an emergency room physician who did research on the health of migrant farm workers, died of a cerebral hemorrhage March 27 while climbing Pico di Orizabo in Mexico. The former Towson resident was 47.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was raised in Northwood and Towson and was a 1975 graduate of Towson High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Towson University and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

At his death, he was an emergency room physician at Hampton Regional Medical Center in Varnville, S.C., and resided in nearby Beauford, S.C. He spoke Spanish fluently and worked with migrant workers in North and South Carolina.

Dr. Ciesielski was also the author of scholarly articles on the health of migrant farm workers.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 23 years, Lorraine Harris; his parents, Stanley and Lucille Ciesielski of Towson; two brothers, Michael Ciesielski of Baltimore and John Ciesielski of Manchester; and a cousin, Mary Ann Eisenacher of Manchester, who was raised with the family.

A memorial service is private.

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