Carlos C. Jimenez, MD, 80, of Glen Dale, WV, passed away on December 10th, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on July 4, 1941 in Manila, Philippines, the son of the late Ananias Trinidad Jimenez and Salud Solis Crisologo Jimenez.
Dr. Jimenez studied pre-med at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, and continued his education at the University of Santo Tomas, also in Manila, where he obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1964. He finished his internship and residency at Saint Elizabeth East Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a fellowship as a researcher and educator within the field of diabetes at Saint Louis University.
In 1973, he established his private medical practice in Glen Dale, WV, where he specialized in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disorders. With more than four decades of professional excellence to his credit, Dr. Jimenez found success as a physician and later expanded his practice to Wheeling, WV, until he passed.
A leader in his field, Dr. Jimenez contributed his skills and expertise to the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and West Virginia University. He received board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and was honored with the Best Teacher Award in 1997. He served on the West Virginia Board of Medicine from 2008-2018. He was presented the Opioid Crisis Project Award in West Virginia, and he served as president of the West Virginia State Medical Association from 2009-2010.
Furthermore, Dr. Jimenez maintained affiliations with such organizations as the American Medical Association, the Board of Quality Assurance, the West Virginia State Medical Society, and the American Endocrine Society.
Civically engaged as well, he was a former president of the Rotary Club, previous board member of Main Street Bank, and remained active with the Ohio Valley Community Foundation, as well as Wheeling University where he served on the Board of Directors.
In addition, Dr. Jimenez was active within the Filipino Community both in the Wheeling area and around the country. He was presented with the Asian Award in Chicago in 2009.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life Conchita deCastro Jimenez, and son Christopher “Perry” Raymund Jimenez. Surviving are his daughter, Cynthia Jimenez and son-in-law Lanny Boles, grandson Milo, and three grand-daughters Carissa, Camilla, and Claudia Jimenez, six sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his devoted love for his family, Dr. Jimenez had strong faith and values and prayed the rosary daily. He loved to cook for family and friends, enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader and had a never-ending love of medicine. Dr. Jimenez and his wife Conchita loved West Virginia and considered it their forever home. Looking toward the future, he was in the process of writing a book detailing all the wonderful people who welcomed him and his family to the area.
Dr. Jimenez had a big heart; he constantly put others first and was generous to everyone he encountered. He will be severely and profoundly missed.
A special thanks to Dr. Renato delaCruz and Dr. Melvin Saludes for their never-ending care and compassion and to East Ohio Regional Hospital and Wheeling Hospital.
Very Special thanks to Dr. Jimenez’s present staff who deeply loved and respected him: Eva Marie Nagem, Cindy Ruggiero, Mindy Gilmore and Patti Ebert.
And to his previous staff in Glen Dale whom he sincerely loved.
Finally, to his many patients, colleagues and friends who will miss him dearly and who will especially miss his wit, wisdom and knowledge of life and medicine. As Dr. Jimenez always quoted from Mother Teresa:
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
May you give and receive Health, Peace and Kindness.
Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove on Thursday, December 16th from 2-8PM with a rosary at 8pm; as well as Friday December 17th from 2-8PM followed by an opportunity of reflection celebrating Dr. Jimenez’s life.
Mass will be celebrated with Father Carlos Melecoton celebrant on Saturday, December 18th, 10:30am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff Street, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by clicking here, American Heart Association by clicking here, Wheeling Health Right by clicking here or to Youth Services Systems by clicking here.