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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 20, 2010 @ 9:24 am In Obituary | 12 Comments


distinguished physician in Scottsdale for 18 years, passed away October 19 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 66.
Born in Mandaue City, Cebu, he received a medical degree from the University of the Philippines, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1971. Aurelio completed internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and a hematology fellowship at Northwestern University Medical Center. From 1976 to 1991, he established a hematology/oncology private practice in Chicago. While there, Dr. Tiro held Chairmanships of the Department of Medicine and The Medical Committee at MacNeal and Walther Memorial Hospitals. In 1992, Aurelio relocated his family to Arizona to join Scottsdale Medical Specialists (now Scottsdale Cancer Center). He was Chairman of the Cancer Committee at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn from 1994 to 1996.
Aurelio’s passion for medicine was equally matched with his love for tennis, opera, and discussions of current events. In January, he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Striving to recover, his efforts abruptly ended this weekend.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Lourdes, his children David, Alexander, Jasmin and her husband John, his grandchildren, Marina and Atticus, his parents, Aurelio and Narcissa, and his siblings, Agnes, Allan, and Marilyn.
A gathering will be held this Friday, October 22, from 5 to 8:30 pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Memorial Mass will take place 1 pm Saturday at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N Central Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations to extend his legacy of caring for cancer patients without financial resources be made to Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, 10001 N. 92nd Street #121, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.

Condolences for the family of “TIRO, AURELIO C. JR”

Condolence from Tracy Sorenson, RN on October 20th, 2010 10:58 pm

To the Family of Dr. Aurelio Tiro,

I did not know Dr. Tiro very well, but he was one of my favorite doctors at Scottsdale Healthcare. I can only imagine how he will be missed by those close to him. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Tracy Sorenson, RN
Scottsdale Healthcare, Osborn, 4W

Condolence from Ann Korallus on October 21st, 2010 12:09 am

With deepest sympathy. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Thinking of you, with love from the Korallus family.

Condolence from Joy Hipple on October 21st, 2010 10:10 am

To The Family of Dr. Aurelio C. Tiro,
I consider myself blessed to of been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to know and work with Dr. Tiro. Such a wonderful kind soul! I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
With Sympathy,
Joy Hipple
Scottsdale Cancer Center

Condolence from Jonathan and Marichu Quintana on October 22nd, 2010 3:31 pm

Dr Lori Guerrero,
I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of your husband.
It is nice to know that his good works has changed the lives of so many.


Jon Quintana

Condolence from Patricia and Edward Rhee on October 22nd, 2010 4:45 pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Dr. Guerrero and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Much Love, Patricia and Ed

Condolence from Cindi Doyle on October 22nd, 2010 8:33 pm

My thought and prayers are with your family in this sad time of losing your family member. Dr. Tiro was my Dr. and what an amazing man and person he was. He will be greatly missed. I feel greatly fortunate to be treated by him…. my sincerest regrets to his family…..Cindi Doyle

Condolence from fred schneider on October 29th, 2010 8:56 pm

Dr. Tiro heroically kept my beloved wife Nancy alive for twelve whole years after other docrtors gave her only months. He was so kind and so caring and thoughtful, I thanked God for having Dr. Tiro’s help. He was a great human being.

With my deep sympathy, yours sincerily, Fred Schneider

Condolence from Kurt Heiland, M.D. on November 4th, 2010 11:30 pm

I knew Dr. Tiro well. He was the most compassionate physician I ever knew. I have worked at world class medical centers at Stanford and U of A. Dr. Tiro’s compassion and love of God’s creaton of life was unmatched. I look forward to Dr. Tiro greating me in the afterlife.

Condolence from Susan Skirpan on November 24th, 2010 5:41 pm

I have missed Dr Tiro since his injury and now I will need to adjust to him not being there waiting to see me. He helped me survive Hodgkins Lymphoma and always with a smile. He was experiencing his own family stresses and yet always had an encouraging word for his patients. I have had many neighbors who each had Dr Tiro as their physcian and who are now sad to know he isn’t there for us. I will keep you in my prayers.

Condolence from Raquel Duarte on January 19th, 2011 5:27 pm

I work at Scottsdale Healthcare as a medical transcriptionist. Just wanted to say how saddened I was to learn of Dr. Tiro’s death. I loved doing his dictation. He was such a considerate person and I could tell from his voice he was a kind man although I never met him.

My prayers are with all his family.

Condolence from Anita Pascucci on January 20th, 2011 4:31 pm

I was one of Dr. Tiros his first patients. He always reminded me of that. He always ask about my horse as well. She will be 34 years old next month.
Today was a very sad day for me as I visited my regular doctor Dr. Steiner and I mentioned Dr. Tiro for whatever reason then I was told of his passing. I will miss him a lot, this kind person who helped me so much. I was there for my check up with Dr. Wasserman beginning of October and he assured me he would say hello for me and he was doing fine and expects him to come back soon.
Dr. Tiro in heaven will do amazing things. My prayers are with you, Anita

Condolence from April Dahl on January 27th, 2011 8:26 am

Dear Dr. Lori, I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you were and found this… I am so so sorry for your loss. We are in Wisconsin now. Please take care..April

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