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Celso S Puno
July 28, 1934 ~ November 3, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Dr. Celso S. Puno, a devoted physician, healer, and pillar of the Morristown, NJ community, passed away peacefully on November 3rd. He was 89.
Born in the Philippines, Dr. Puno graduated with honors from University of Santo Tomas, and moved to the US in 1963 where he dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in medicine and compassionate care for his patients.
Dr. Puno established his practice in Morristown, NJ, where he touched the lives of countless individuals and families over the years. Known for his empathetic bedside manner and unwavering dedication to his patients, he became a trusted and beloved figure in the community. Colleagues and patients alike admired his skillful expertise and gentle demeanor.
Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Puno was a loving husband to his wife of 60 years, Araceli, father of three sons - Charles (Carmel, IN), Chris (Branchburg, NJ), and Craig (Charlotte, NC) - devoted grandfather of 7 grandchildren, Alexander, Cameron, Ethan, Aidan, Marina, Avery, and Zachary, and a committed friend. His family meant the world to him, and his legacy of kindness, generosity, and integrity will live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Whether he was spending quality time with family, participating in community events, or pursuing his personal passions, he did so with a zest for life that inspired those around him.
Dr. Celso S. Puno leaves behind a legacy of healing and community service. His memory will be cherished by his family, friends, colleagues, and the countless lives he touched throughout his remarkable career.
A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Puno's life will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:00AM at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill, SC. May he rest in eternal peace.