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Harold Kermit Counts, Jr., MD

Obituary for Harold Kermit Counts, Jr., MD

September 17, 1942 - August 6, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 75


Harold Kermit Counts, Jr., 75, of Austin, Texas, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Born in 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Harold and Mayme Counts, Kermit was one of 4children. He attended The University of Michigan where he earned his medical degree and then entered the Army in 1967. He served in the Army until 1976, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Settling in Austin, TX, he became a partner in Capitol Anesthesiology Association and served tor a time as Chief of Anesthesiology at Seton Northwest Hospital. After retiring from anesthesiology, Kermit continued to give of himself in taking care of family, volunteering as a mentor for children struggling in school and as a mentor with The Dream Come True Foundation. He was a member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church where he served as a Stephen Lay Minister, was involved in SWIFT class leadership, served as a shuttle driver, and participated in a number of other church programs. He also volunteered with Capitol City Village.

Kermit was always learning, excited to share with others, and ever patient. He taught so much through his life and how he lived. He was extremely hard working and loved life. He enjoyed time with family, friends, flying, golfing, and time in nature, whether it be hiking , scuba diving, or skiing. Some of his favorite subjects were aviation, science, computer, and history.

He was a committed husband, father, grandfather, friend, and physician, and will be dearly missed. We are grateful for the gift and blessing he has been in our lives and all that he has shared with and taught us.

We wish to express our gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and other staff at the offices and hospitals where he received care, as well as to all of the nurses, physicians, and other staff at Hospice Austin who were and are a tremendous gift. Thank you!

Kermit is survived by his beloved wife Karen Counts, son Matthew Counts, daughter Laura C. Hajovsky, five grandchildren, and two sisters.

The Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held:
Friday, August 17 at 11 a.m. at Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin, TX. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

For those desiring, Memorial Donations may be made to:
. Hospice Austin
. The Dream Come True Foundation
. Tarrytown United Methodist Church

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Austin, TX 78705
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