Hayek, MD, Deborah A.
age 66, reached the end of her life in the predawn hours of March 1, 2018. She waged a ferocious fight against cancer for nearly 2 years. She is survived by her husband, Bryan Franks, children Ariel, David, and Theodore; brother Ted Hayek; aunt Boonie Spadaro; and several cousins and close friends.
Deborah was born in New York, NY. She received an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia, PA. She moved to St. Louis with her partner Bryan in the middle ’80’s to pursue fellowship training in Critical Care at St. John’s. Her most cherished asset was her family and she was a devoted mother to her children.
Services: All her friends and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial service that will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10th, at KUTIS CITY Chapel, 2906 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118. In lieu of flowers, we believe Debbie would greatly appreciate donations to one of the following organizations:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: www.pancan.org Southern Poverty Law Center: www.splcenter.org
Save the Children: www.savethechildren.org