Dr. Theodore Charles Buzanis beloved husband, father, grandfather (papou) and physician passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, he was 82 years-old. Ted is survived by his devoted wife and companion of over 54 years Katherine, and his daughters Maria and Jan and his son Charlie. Ted is also survived by his granddaughters Ryan, Samantha, Kristina and Sophia and grandsons Charlie and Jake along with sons-in-law Steve and Dave. Theodore (Ted) was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 17, 1925 and was the eldest son of Charles and Mary Buzanis who emigrated from Greece. Both his parents and younger brother Sam preceded him in death. Ted served as an army medic in both World War II and the Korean War before graduating from the University of Toledo. Ted completed his Masters in Bacteriology at USC where he was a member of the varsity crew team and received his medical degree from UC Irvine. Ted practiced as a physician and surgeon in the Torrance area for over 30 years, offering his compassionate and caring brand of healing to the patients he cared so much about. Ted was Chief of Staff at Bay Harbor Hospital and on staff at Torrance Memorial Hospital. He also served on the admissions committee of UC Irvine. A world traveler with his wife Katherine, Ted most enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, his daily workout, golfing and reading but received the most joy from spending time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren who will miss his steady support fun-loving sense of humor and "positive mental attitude". Agapame para poli.

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  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Teds extended family. I went to medical school with Ted and remember him as a valued classmate with a ready smile. Unfortunately when we graduated I only saw him again at the two reunions I attended, but he always had a kind word and a happy demeaner whenever he saw you. It was areal pleasure to know him and I know he will be greatly missed.

  2. I am real sorry for your loss. Ted was a great doctor. We would drive together to the admissions committee& share stories.Love,Julio M. torres,M.D.

  3. Dear Mrs. Buzanis and family of Dr. Buzanis. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss and to all of us who were his patients. I am 60yrs. old and went to Dr. Buzanis in Torrance, when I was 10 1/2 yrs. old. He was about 32 then. His office was at the corner of Arlington & 182nd in a small shopping center. He later moved down 182nd to a new office. I married in ’65, moved to Anaheim, and he was still our doctor. We later moved to Lake Isabella area, and he doctored my son and daughter, 6 & 9, one horrible winter in 1977. I didn’t want a new doctor. They were well in 3 days. He was a blessing in our family and we will never forget him. He told me I had to find a doctor in the area, it was too difficult to doctor on the phone. I adored him so very much. I use to call him and make sure the care up here was correct. He would always laugh and assure me we were getting the right medical attention. I visited Torrance back a way, when he was on 182nd Street, and he came right out and have me a hug. There will never be another like him. He was a wonderful, and caring person and we feel so thankful to have known him. God Bless you and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Danny and Sharon (Strong) Robinson and family. My family has so many memories of Dr.Buzanis.

  4. I’m so very sorry for the loss of dear,sweet Ted. He was truly a very special man. A contribution has been made to The American Institute for Cancer Research. With love,Argery

  5. Dr.”B” was truly a different kind of Doctor. His smile, kind word, gentle touch, and professional attitude will surely be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. He was my Mother’s and my Physician for almost 30 years. We only lived afew blocks from his office on Arlington & 182nd, followed him to his next office west down 182nd, and then over on Western Ave. He stitched me up numerous times, treated me for tonsilitis, and gave me physicals for sports, Scouts, and work. I will truly miss this man.


  7. Dr. Buzanis served our family from the 1950s until his retirement.He was an exceptionally caring physician who cared for us and our 8 children though many illnesses and injuries. He was very compassionate, looking beyond our physical ills. Donald and Janet Chaney

  8. We are very sad to hear of the passing of Dr. “B”,as he was known to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. He was a great Doctor and a great friend.

  9. I know Dr, B passed many years ago but I wanted to tell you I loved him so much. He was so a kind and caring physician.! He started caring for me at age 5 and ended when I moved to Denver around age 30. I have numerous stories of how compassionate he was with me and my family. I actually think of him often and wished I would of known of his Passos many years ago. ❤️

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