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Juan Perdomo remembers Summa Health with generous bequest

Juan and Angelina Perdomo

The legacy of Juan Perdomo, M.D., exemplifies the strong ties that connect a dedicated physician to the community he serves.

When Dr. Perdomo passed away in August 2016, he and his wife, Angelina, had been living in Coral Gables, Florida, for 23 years. Despite that time and distance, Dr. Perdomo left a generous bequest to Summa Health demonstrating a love for and commitment to the health system he had served for nearly three decades prior to his retirement in Florida.  

He spent his youth even farther away from Summa Health and the community he would eventually serve. Born and raised in Cuba, Dr. Perdomo graduated from the University of Havana, Cuba, School of Medicine. He came to the United States to continue his training at the Medical College of Virginia. 

He later joined the Professional Anesthesia Service in Akron and served as a partner of the association for many years. Professional Anesthesia Service still serves Summa Health System – Akron and St. Thomas campuses and other health facilities in the region.  

“We always felt very blessed and appreciated the great opportunities my husband had in Akron,” said Mrs. Perdomo, who survives her husband of 64 years. “We wanted to give back and chose to share our blessings with others.”

Celeste Donohue, a close friend of the couple, said, “Dr. Perdomo was a very kind and compassionate person who was always ready and willing to help others. He established a charitable trust that would provide for his family and the charities he loved, including Summa Health.” 

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of Promise magazine.

For more information about establishing a lasting legacy at Summa Health, contact Barbara Boyce, senior director of gift planning, 330.375.6356 or


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