Jonathan Dreazen

Profile Updated: October 11, 2018
Jonathan Dreazen
Residing In: Reading, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Chris
Occupation: Physician--family doc now in occupational medicine
Children: Kristin--age 45--works and lives in London, UK--She moved on from her prior job with the American School More…in London where she helped students get into American colleges--now does the same thing for a freelance group--makes more money--many rich folks want their kids to come to the US for college and will pay a lot for the help!!--she has a steady partner who is now her fiancee, an Englishman no less. They have now purchased a house together--she is now an English citizen and has and English drivers licence so she can drive on either side of the road. We have an excuse to visit England annually as well as other countries adjacent. Younger daughter is Sarah, age 41 who is the mother of our 18 year old grandson Blake--she works in the telecommunication business for ATT mobile in King of Prussia, PA . --Grandson Blake is now a freshman at Temple university majoring in computer science hoping to write code and perhaps become a "white hat hacker"--our other "children" are our 7 cats and our house would be empty without them.
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School Story:

I firmly believe that the education I received at Teaneck High School was excellent and allowed me to perform well in both college and medical school. I had good friends and found my classmates to be good people. I was a very quiet and introverted person then but had to come out of my shell to be a functional physician. I still tend to be quiet among those whom I do not know well.

If you could go back in time, what is the one thing you would have done differently at Teaneck High School?

First, I would have been more adventurous in course selection. Second, I would have tried to expand my circle of friends. Third, I would have tried to be more outgoing.

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I am a family physician who has practiced most of his career here in the Reading, PA area. After 25 years of running my own practice and devoting too much time to the practice of medicine, I sold my practice to a local hospital and then moved on to my current line of work in the field of occupational medicine (care of the workforces of local companies). I now have an 8 to 5 job with no call or pager and provides a much needed respite for both my wife and myself. I have remained in good health although I ignored crushing chest pain in December of 2011 and had a stent place in January of 2012. Fortunately, my foolishness did not lead to heart damage or death and I am fully functional. I ran for years after high school graduation but now walk due to sore knees. I love reading about military history and gardening in season. I am involved in re-enacting at the Danial Boone Homestead and my wife has made most of the period appropriate cloths I will need.

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Oct 11, 2018 at 11:08 AM
Oct 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Hello after many years having probably crossed paths in honor English with Miss Shelby and her in the edges writing with her mechanics pen and well as French. I attended med school at the U of R just after you left the Eastman School. Eastman has recently had a lovely expansion of their facilities. My good friend from medical school took organ lessons during his medical school years with the head of the organ department. I would often accompany him (as a spectator) while he practiced. I cannot read or play music but I revere organ music as well as the complexity of a true tracker organ. Best wishes and hope to see you at our 50th reunion if possible. JRD

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Sep 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I, as with all others who have shared, will miss Jeff and remember him fondly.  He was my first friend when we moved to Teaneck in 1956 as we were only 2 blocks from each othere.  I remember sitting on the stoop of the back door of the house pretending that we were pilot and copilot of the Starship Enterprise as we were both "Trekies".  I remember when Jeff was with me at the Whittier School field, saw a rabbit and let go with a fastball that hit the poor thing in the head and did it in!  He did have a wicked fastball back then.  Unfortuantely, as the years passed, I allowed our relationship to become minimal as I did with so many others.  Now, I must mourn the loss of a friend from my past with whom I did not keep in contact and therefore missed being part of the life of the wonderful man and doctor he became.  A lesson learned I hope.  May he rest in peace and may Dianne be embraced by the love of those around her.  Jon Dreazen

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Posted on: Oct 17, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Greeting from Reading, PA. My wife is a breast cancer survivor of 15 years. She found the offending lump herself so I am an advocate of breast self exam speaking both as a husband and a physician. I always tell those with cancer to never look at statistics--each of us is unique and all statistics are wrong since they reflect treatments that were used 5-10 years ago. Best wishes and blessings for your ongoing treatments and recovery. JRD

Mar 25, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Happy birthday, Jon. Hope all is well with you and yours.

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Oct 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM

Jane and classmates--As I check the wonderful website that Andy so masterfully put up, I find it sobering to note the increasing number of little flowers by the names of our departed classmates.  I see the yearbook picture and my mind flashes back to my memory of them when we were all young back in high school.  My mother, may she rest in peace, used to say "youth is wasted on the young".  I have come to understand the meaning of that expression more and more as I age and as I note the passing of those I remember.  Sic transit gloria.  My father used to say, "if you ain't got your health, you ain't got nothing" (he really could speak English correctly!!).  I would respectfully disagree and say that happiness, peace and contentmen come first without which a long and healthy life has little value.  May it be so for all of us.  Blessed be--Jon Dreazen

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