Timothy B. Aliff, M.D., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on June 29, 2018.
Dr. Aliff was born April 20, 1971, in Morgantown, the son of Onas and Esther Aliff.
He is survived by his spouse, Robbie Duguid, of Ft. Lauderdale; his parents, his brother, Christopher W. Aliff; his nephew, Hunter David Wilson; his niece, Autumn Marie Aliff, all of Morgantown; his aunt, Doris Aliff, of Charleston and several cousins.
Tim was a 1989 graduate of Morgantown High School. He was a David Starr Jordan Scholar at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, Cali., and graduated in 1992, with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N.Y., completed internship and residencies at New York- Presbyterian Hospital in New York, N.Y., hematology and oncology fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y., was on staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for one year, after which he joined a private oncology practice in Ft. Lauderdale.
Dr. Aliff was greatly loved and respected by his family, his friends, his patients and his peers. His patients were the focus of his life, and he was still treating them by phone as he lay in the Emergency Room. He was blessed with dear friends who demonstrated their love for him throughout his life and who were him in his final days.
In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated and a memorial service in his honor and in celebration of his life, will be held at Fred Hunter Memorial Services, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from 2-5 p.m., on July 28.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Broward County.