Kenneth R. Jaegers, Jr. ’85

Kenneth R. Jaegers, Jr. ’85, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on April 16 after an illness. He was 48. Jaegers was born in Vicenza, Italy, to Patricia B. Jaegers and Kenneth R. Jaegers, Sr., M.D. He grew up in Louisville, where he was an Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Davidson and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He pursued his residency in ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where he was chief resident. He then did a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, after which he returned to Louisville in 2000 and entered practice with his father, retiring in 2007. Jaegers had a brilliant and contemplative mind, and an exemplary and comforting bedside manner. He was on an unending quest for knowledge and understanding, and he loved to travel. During the past 20 years, he made frequent visits to Kerala, India, where he opened an eye clinic, treated patients, and explored Indian culture. He was blessed to visit Anandashram in Kerala, and to meet and know Swami Satchidananda. He was also blessed to marry the love of his life, Radha, in 2005. He was loved and respected by his patients, colleagues, friends, and family, and he will be missed by all who ever knew him. He is survived by his wife, Radha Jaegers, 10513 Rile Rd., Louisville, KY 40223-3674, parents, and brother, Eric.