Kevin J. Lederer, MD.

  • Born: May 7, 1957
  • Died: January 8, 2013
  • Location: Frankfort, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kevin J. Lederer MD.

Age 55, of Frankfort, formerly of Cliffside Park New Jersey passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Ash) Lederer; loving father of Kevin Jr., Stephen and Eric Lederer; cherished brother of Matthew (Ana) Lederer and Jonathan (Angelique) Lederer; dear son in law of Beulah Ash; fond brother in law of David (Saundra) Ash and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Patricia (nee Roberts) Lederer. He was President and managing partner for Fertility Centers of Illinois. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423, on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 3 until 8pm. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church, Frankfort on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:30am. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ingalls Hospice would be appreciated.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I just heard of Dr. Lederer's passing. He was such a wonderful, compassionate man and because of his dedication, I have two beautiful seven year olds. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Posted by Sue Zuckert - Orland Park, IL   June 11, 2013

Dr Lederer worked with us in 2002 and never allowed us to doubt that we would conceive. Our twins will be 10 this summer and we are forever indebted to Dr Lederer. To hear that he has passed away is deeply saddening. He was a blessing to so many families. Continued prayers to the Lederer family....

Posted by Denise Dalton - lockport, IL - Former Patient   March 28, 2013

I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Lederer's passing. I was a patient of his for about 6 months, some 14 years ago, but I still remember him like it was yesterday. He was such a warm and caring person. I hadn't been in touch with him since then but I still remember him. I also referred my daughter to him and she became fond of him as well. He will certainly be missed in the medical profession, but not only that, he will also be missed because he was one of those special people, that you never forget. My sincere condolence to Lederer family.

Posted by Jane - Patient   March 11, 2013

So sad to just hear the news of Dr. Lederer passing. He was a very compassionate and caring man. Which is rare in his profession. He will be missed.

Posted by A friend   February 21, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Lederer. He was a wonderful and caring doctor. We are thankful for him everyday for giving us the amazing gift of our twin boys. Your family and friends are in our prayers.

Posted by Kim P - Orland Park, IL   February 12, 2013

Thank you to a wonderful man who gave me the greatest gift in the world - my son. There are no words to express my fondness for Dr. Lederer. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by Angela Shumpert - Matteson, IL   February 12, 2013

I just found out about Dr. Lederer's passing. I am shocked and sad! He was so compassionate! He gave me a gift with my daughter who was born in October 2006. I will forever be grateful to himn for everything that he did. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I am in shock right now. This is so terribly sad!!!

Posted by Holly - Homer Glen, IL   February 04, 2013

Dr. Lederer is the reason I have my beautiful baby girl Maeson. He was a good man and I will forever be grateful for him.

Posted by Sarah Przybylo - Hoffman estates, IL   January 31, 2013

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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr Lederer. He help so many couples fulfill their dream of having a child. My husband and I will be forever grateful to him and his wonderful staff. My condolences his family and friends.

Posted by Miasha Ores - Joliet, IL - patient   January 26, 2013

I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Lederer's passing. He helped us have our dear daughter, who is now six months old. He was very kind and encouraging. My husband passed away October 3, and our daughter is all I have to get me through. I will always be grateful to Dr. Lederer for giving me that gift.

Posted by Christine McNulty - Oak Lawn, IL   January 26, 2013

cannot believe your gone, thank you for making my dreams come true,,you were a fantastic stand up guy, who i will never forget..my condolences go out to the entire family of Dr, lederer and his work staff.....

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2013

I just found out about Dr. Lederer's passing. A wonderful human being has left us. He was such a wonderful, compassionate person. Before the birth of my daughter, I had suffered a setback and he was so warm and comforting as if he was a part of the family. My deepest condolences to his family and his work family who I know cared and respected him so much. Thank you Dr. Lederer. Because of you I was able to create a life that is the joy of our lives. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Lupe Thomas - Orland park, IL   January 24, 2013

Dear family and friends of Dr. Lederer,

I received a letter from FCI yesterday and was shocked and saddened to read the news of Dr. Lederer's death.

I did not know he was sick and I am still digesting the great loss of this man who helped to bring hope and children to so many families who struggle with infertility.

I have fond memories of our consultations with Dr. Lederer before and after each ART cycle my family and I did with him, a few phone conversations I had with him and most memorably the day (October 11, 2007) he performed the embryo transfer which grew to be our precious baby girl Molly Marie.

My heart aches and goes out to his wife, children, other beloved family members, friends and all those whose lives Dr. Lederer touched throughout his life.

I am holding Dr. Lederer's loved ones close in my thoughts and prayers.

Words can't begin to express the gratitude and sadness I feel and that I know is shared by so many who knew Dr. Lederer.

Dr. Lederer never got to meet our baby girl Molly in this lifetime. As unlike many of his patients, we never had the opportunity to introduce Molly to the man who helped her come to be, because she died so soon after she was born. But I do find comfort in believing that Molly was among those who welcomed Dr. Lederer into Heaven. Imagining that meeting brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes.

Rest in peace Dr. Lederer and thank you for everything.

http://bereavedandblessed.com

Posted by Kathy Benson - Chicago, IL   January 21, 2013

My husband and I had only recently started working with Dr. Lederer. I felt immediately at ease the first time I met him, and I could tell that he truely loved what he did. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lederer family.

Posted by Kris - New lenox, IL - Patient   January 21, 2013

When my husband opened the mail tonight he clearly repeated three times "oh my God!" I was then told about the great loss of our wonderful Doctor Lederer. Our eyes both filled up with tears....our world has lost a wonderful man, who has changed the lives of so many through his kind words, helpful ways, and his knowledge. He helped us through a very rough time, performed a successful surgery, helped calm our nerves, and helped bring us our "Earth Angel" in July. I hold him tonight and thank Dr. Lederer for giving us our sweet baby boy. I will always remeber him telling us, "We'll get you two babies here before you're 35." I was just thinking less than two weeks ago, if I got pregnant again, I wonder if I'd be able to see Dr. Lederer in the beginning, to help calm my nerves. We will forever be grateful! Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Lederer family. Our loss is Heaven's gain!

Posted by Stacy and Rob Wasik - Tinley Park, IL - Patient   January 21, 2013

our family is in shock & our hearts are terribly broken. we would like to thank YOU the family for dr. Lederer being in our lives. because without his time,passion,devotion and dedication, our GIFT (son) would not be here today. he will be Greatly missed. --Mr.& Mrs. Sims, Hammond IN

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2013

Dr. Lederer is the kindest Dr. I have ever come across. He worked with us back in 2006 and with his guiding support and encouragement was able to give my husband and I two blessings! I am so grateful that I had this wonderful man in my life. He has changed ours forever. RIP Dr. Lederer. You will never be forgotten! Prayers go out to all his friends and families.

Posted by Tracy - IL   January 20, 2013

I am sooo sorry for your loss. There are no words that can ease your pain but please remember what a wonderful Dr. he was. Dr. Lederer was truly an angel on earth and now he is truly an angel. I am honored to have him as our Dr. and will be forever grateful for our wonderful family that this angel helped us create! You will be truly missed, but you will forever be remembered and live on through the many families you helped. With Love! an FCI patient

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2013

I am saddened to learn of Dr. Lederer's passing. I was a patient of his and will pray for his family's strength.

Posted by Josette Fletcher - IL   January 20, 2013

Dr. Lederer is a very nice IVF physician. With his compassionate help for 2 years, I had my Aiden born last August. I didn't get time to send him a Christmas card with Aiden's picture until Dec 26. I hope he has got to see the picture, because he has always so much wanted to help me to have a child! He is deeply missed by me and my family.

Posted by Ping G. Wu - Chicago, IL   January 20, 2013

Kevin was an outstanding physician and even better human being. He gave his most at all times and was great to be around with his contagious laughter and entertaining stories.
He also help my wife and I conceive our precious little angel.

He will truly be missed...

R.I.P your friends Kristin and Paul

Posted by Paul Tortoriello MD - dyer, IN - friend   January 20, 2013

Dr lederer was a really nice man. He did my embryo transfer via surrogacy, my intended parents are proud parents of a 5 month old i gave birth to for them through surrogacy. He did great work and will always be remembered for his great work for creating families. Im so sad to hear about his passing. Rip Dr lederer. God bless

Posted by tiffany - appleton, WI - patient of Dr lederer   January 19, 2013

Dr lederer was a really nice man. He did my embryo transfer via surrogacy. He did great work and will always be remembered for his great work for creating families. Im so sad to hear about his passing. Rip Dr lederer

Posted by tiffany - appleton, WI - patient of Dr lederer   January 19, 2013

My husband & I were so saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Lederer. I have been a patient of his since 2004. His great works, commitment and loving support have blessed me with a beautiful family of 4 children. I never thougth it was possible but he always gave me hope. Thank you Dr. Lederer. May you rest in peace!

Posted by Michelle Pigatto - Orland Park, IL - patient   January 19, 2013

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Posted by joe/mary donegan - alpine, NJ   January 19, 2013

I was very saddened to hear today of Dr. Lederer's passing. He blessed us with a beautiful little boy, and we will be forever grateful for that gift.

Posted by Karen Gavrilovic - Skokie, IL - Patient   January 19, 2013

Today I was told that Dr. Leder had passed! Dr. Lederer was my physician assisting with my fertility. As a result of his amazing work I have a beautiful 10 month old son. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. No words can show the gratitude I will always have for him.

Posted by The Kenna Family - Chicago, IL - Patient   January 18, 2013

To Dr. Lederer's family - my heart is broken for you. Without dr Lederer we would not have our two beautiful children. Not only was he a wonderful dr but truly a kind and caring man. The world was a better place for him being in it.

Know that he always spoke fondly of his family and was very proud of his kids.

My sincere condolences,

Posted by Maureen - Alsip, IL   January 18, 2013

Dr. Lederer was the kindest doctor I have ever met. His great big smile, welcoming handshake and parting hug are things I will always remember about him. We have 2 beautiful daughters, ages 3 and 15 months that we would not have if it were not for Dr. Lederer. He changed our lives forever. Our family would not be what it is today if it weren't for that man. My heart aches just thinking of what our lives would be like if we hadn't ever met Dr. Lederer. He has given us joy in a way that no one else ever could. I am so sad that he is no longer here on earth with his family, whom he deeply adored, but he has certainly left behind an incredible legacy. He did a lot of good in his life and I am certain he will be rewarded richly in heaven for all of his good deeds here on earth. My heartfelt sympathies go to his family. He was a wonderful, wonderful man and he vastly improved the lives of many many people while he was here.

Posted by Julie & Dennis Smith - Beecher, IL - Patient   January 18, 2013

Dr. Lederer was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He always greeted my husband and I with a sincere smile and a hug. We are deeply saddened by his loss. We are very thankful to have had his help and support through an uncertain time in our lives. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Karen and Tom - IL   January 18, 2013

Words can not express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Dr. Lederer was overwhelmingly kind, caring, and compassionate. He gave us two wonderful and amazing gifts! I often think of him when I look at my 5 year old twins. I will never forget all he did for our family, and will forever be grateful. We are praying for your family.

Posted by Amanda Popow - Manteno, IL - Patient   January 18, 2013

So sad at Kevin's untimely passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with the Roberts family.

Posted by John and Carol Keane - Apex, NC   January 15, 2013

So saddened at the loss of Kevin. Such a sweet caring man. I had the honor of working with him for the past few years. We would talk about his love of his family, family trips, and photography. He will be missed by so many.

Posted by Barbara WEiner - Highland Park   January 15, 2013

Please know that my heart and prayers are with you. I love Dr. Lederer. More than a doctor that I worked with he was part of my family. My heart is broken and he will be miss.

Posted by Elizabeth Delgado - Chicago, IL   January 15, 2013

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Words could not describe how great this man was, he help us create our family. God Bless him on his journey to heaven.

Posted by Juan Elvira - Montgomery, IL   January 14, 2013

What an amazing man! Dr. Lederer was an angel in disguise and blessed so many with Gods work through his hands. Thank you and God Bless!

Posted by Debbie & Brian Conry - Crestwood, IL - Patient   January 14, 2013

My husband and I were patients of Dr Lederer for the past 2 years. Dr Lederer was such a positive light in what was otherwise a very difficult situation. I will always remember him for his smile, his compassion, and his desire to help us have a family. He will be incredibly missed.

Posted by Tina and Markus - chicago, IL - patient   January 13, 2013

Deepest heartfelt symathy to the Lederer family...prayers to you for strength and understanding. He will be missed by all. Warm regards, Judi Carpenter

Posted by Judi Carpenter    January 13, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Lederer for nearly 2+ years. Although the numerous procedures he coached us through were unsuccessful, we were lucky enough to have our twin sons one month after a procedure strictly based upon his constant words of wisdom preaching us to stay positive and not to give up. Without Dr. Lederer's advice, I truly believe that my family wouldn't be where it is today. Our prayers are with his family and he will be truly missed by thousands.

Posted by Kevin and Sherry Mraz - New Lenox, IL - Former Patient   January 13, 2013

I am so sad to hear of Dr. Lederer's passing and his family and colleagues are in my thoughts and prayers. There are no words to express the gratitude that our family and many others have to Dr Lederer. His positive attitude and kind words made a tough road a little easier to maneuver. I always appreciated the time with him and hearing about his family. I will always be grateful to him and FCI for the best gifts anyone can give me, my two little girls. His time here was too short, but his legacy will be live forever in the many families he helped. Godspeed Dr Lederer.

Posted by Susie Albrecht - Lemont, IL   January 13, 2013

I am so utterly sad at Dr. Lederer's passing. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug! He was so supportive during my whole process. He would speak often of his sons and family - he was so proud of them! I will pray for them during this painful time.

Posted by Irene - Frsnkfort   January 12, 2013

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May you find peace at this most difficult time; Dr. Lederer changed my family's life by helping to create 2 miracle children for my daughter and son-in-law after they had 4 miscarriages. Our beautiful grandchildren, Macie and Levi are the lights of their parents (and Nana and Papa's) eyes. Through Dr. Lederer, God has truly blessed us and I believe guided our daughter to Dr. Lederer. May you rest in peace, kind soul.

Posted by Terri Foelsch - Beecher, IL - Nana of Macie and Levi   January 12, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Lederer. He was so kind and compassionate. He always made me feel at ease and had a great sense of humor. Dr. Lederer will always be remembered by me and countless other people because of our children, the greatest gifts he helped us achieve. He talked often of his wife and boys and was very proud of them. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Jennifer - Chicago, IL - Patient   January 12, 2013

Kevin has given many things to many people and because of that he will live in their hearts forever. However, I will be forever grateful for what he has given to me. He has given me a dear...dear friend. "Francis" Because of Kevin, I have met Francis and have been able to find such a kind and loving person in a friend. I will forever try to do what ever I can to put a smile back on her face and some joy back in her heart because I know that is what he would have wanted me to do.

Posted by Pamela Juliano-Marek - Frankfort, IL - Friend   January 12, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the Lederer family. Kevin was my Dr. many years ago and made such a difficult time so much more bearable. He was so wonderful, compassionate and easy to communicate with. There are not enough positive adjectives to sing his praises. Kevin had the rare combination of being an amazing clinician and having exceptional interpersonal skills. What a gift he was to this world. You are all in my prayers.

Posted by Sherry McGrath - Mokena   January 12, 2013

I am in such shock at Dr. Lederer's passing! He was such a great man and always greeted me with a hug! He spoke so fondly of his children and their various interests. I really am so sad and I will surely pray for his family.

Posted by Irene Swigon - Frankfort, IL   January 12, 2013

Kevin Lederer will always be remembered by family and friends. Kevin possessed the following attributes: KIND to all, ENTHUSIASTIC about his labors, VERSATILE in all he attempted,INTELLIGENT beyond his years,NICE person -says it all.
I extend my condolences to his wife, Frances and their children. I also express my sympathy to his brothers Matt and Jonathan as well as The Roberts Family.
Pat and John , Thank you for sharing your son with us. His spirit will shine in us from this day forward.

Posted by Joe Miller - Guttenberg, NJ - Friend of the family   January 12, 2013

Dr. Lederer was very passionate about his work. He was a very kind and compassionate person. Thanks to him we have our 6yr old son. Dr Lederer will be truly missed.

Posted by Angie Diaz - Tinley Park, IL - Patient   January 12, 2013

I wouldn't have my three beautiful children if it weren't for Dr. Lederer. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lederer family. Dr Lederer was a truly amazing doctor. He always made the time to listen to each and every patient. Our family with be forever grateful to him for our beautiful daughter. Rest in peace. You will be missed by so many.

Posted by Jenny Keeley - Tinley Park, IL   January 12, 2013

Our sincere condolences to Frances, Kevin Jr., Stephen and Eric. We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

Posted by Bill & Kathy Dyer - Frankfort, IL   January 11, 2013

I knew Dr Lederer from his days at Ingalls Hospital; a fine doc and caring person. He always put patients first and found the time to send a personal note or call. His patients as well as the physician community will miss him. My sincerest sympathies to his wonderful family.

Posted by Mary Frances Vanko MD - Munster, IN   January 11, 2013

I'm so saddened by the news of Dr. Lederer's passing. My husband and I had the privilege of meeting with him late last summer to figure out a plan to conceive our first child. After our very first appointment I thanked God that he was the first available physician to see us. We were extremely lucky! He was and will probably remain the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. He gave me hope; his smile was encouraging and his soft spoken voice soothing during a difficult time. I will always think fondly of Dr. Lederer and the short time we spent with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. May he rest in Peace.

Posted by Anna & Ryan Townsend - Chicago, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

Dr. Lederer was a very supportive, sensitive and compassionate doctor to his patients. He listened to our hopes and dreams of having a family and made them come true. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May Dr. Lederer rest in peace.

Posted by Joanna - Tinley Park, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

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Dr. Lederer was a great doctor. I had been to other fertility doctors but none had the compassion like Dr. Lederer. He truly cared about his patients and was very informative which I truly appreciated. He's the reason I have my beautiful 15 month daughter Kennedie and I will be forever grateful. I'm so sad to hear he's no longer with us. May you rest in peace Dr. Lederer among the other angels. You will be truly missed because you are one of a kind.

Posted by Latacha Mathews - Chicago, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

Dr. Lederer was the kindest, most compassionate doctor I have ever met. After 22 years of a childless marriage, he encouraged me to try fertility treatments. He walked me through the saddest and happiest points of my life and between him and the Lord we have a 17 year old son! I can never thank him enough and will NEVER forget him and all he's done.

Posted by Emilie Hinton - IL - patient and friend   January 11, 2013

I was so very saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Lederer. My husband and I will forever be grateful to him for helping us to bring our wonderful little boy into this world. Thank you for changing our lives and for being an angel on Earth to so many.

Posted by Tara Kotheimer    January 11, 2013

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Dr. Lederer lived his life helping God create life for others to experience the ultimate gift of loveand for that, we are so grateful for the wonderful gift he helped create. His wonderful knowledge, compassion, and tenderness for others struggles will be missed. We've lost a very good man and now he is at the hands of God, continuing to help others through his kind spirit.

Posted by Celia David - Tinley Park, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

Dr Lederer you will be missed more than you know. I have been honored to work with you for 12 years..You will always be in my heart..You made Orland Park, and it will never be the same. I will never forget you!

Posted by Tina Scott - Tinley Park, IL   January 11, 2013

FCI will never be the same without Dr. Lederer's laugh and kind words. He is, and will always be, missed. My sincere condolences go out to his family.

Posted by Alison Almgren - Buffalo Grove, IL   January 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dr. Lederer. He was such a kind man and wonderful doctor. He will forever be in our hearts as he helped us with our miracle babies. Thank you Dr. Lederer and may you rest in peace.

Posted by Samantha Murdock - Justice, IL   January 11, 2013

Dr. Lederer was my fertility doctor and he changed my life. I can never put into words how grateful I am to him for giving me my daughter. He was a fantastic, talented compassionate doctor. He gave the world many little miracles and he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Michelle - IL   January 11, 2013

To Dr. Lederer's family, friends and those who worked with him, we are so very sorry for your loss. Always kind with a smile on his face. Our best, Nancy Block, Susan Cohen and Jan Berman.

Posted by Nancy Block - Northbrook, IL   January 11, 2013

May God grant Dr. Lederer Eternal Rest. I didn't know him,but,spoke on the phone with Dr.Lederer several times. He always had such a pleasant demeanor and very kind.My heartfelt condolences to The Lederer Family.

Posted by Michaline Largen, R.N.Glenwood Medical Associates - Orland Park, IL   January 11, 2013

Cary Delgado,fertility centers of illinois employee at the new patient call center-My thoughts and prayer go out to the Lederer family, he is and was a great man who will be greatly missed. may he rest in peace along side our savior lord, safely home in the heavens above. god bless always.

Posted by Cary Delgado - Pingree Grove, IL   January 11, 2013

I am so sad that this world has lost such a wonderful human being, may you rest in peace Dr. Lederer, you will be greatly missed...

Posted by Tracy Alfano - Tinley Park, IL   January 11, 2013

Words cannot convey how much Dr. Lederer will be greatly missed.

Posted by Ruth Conwell - Flossmoor, IL   January 11, 2013

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FCI's Gentle Giant with a boisterous laugh.
Dr. Lederer may you rest in peace. I will miss you.

Posted by Diana Velasquez-Herrera - Chicago, IL   January 11, 2013

Truly saddened to hear of the loss of such a innovative and compassionate physician. Dr. Lederer made so many wonderful people parents and added such happiness to so many peoples lives. He will be truly remembered always as a legend. Our family is so deeply sorry for your family's loss. Many prayers and blessings for your Family.

Posted by Colleen Cardinal - Oak Forest, IL   January 11, 2013

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of such a kind and compassionate man, this world has lost not only a great Doctor but an incrediably wonderful person. Dr. Lederer helped me not only once but twice with invitro and I will forever be greatful for his help and compassion. I have never met a more caring person and Doctor in my entire life. Dr. Lederer treated every patient as if they where his only patient. Everytime I look at my son and daughter I will remember and thank him. I can never begin to thank you Dr. Lederer for giving them to me and being there every step of the way. Your warm smile and compassionate words will forever live in my heart. You are an amazing man and I am thankful for the opportunity to have met you. You will be greatly missed. Tracey Janich

Posted by A friend   January 11, 2013

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Dr. Lederer was one of the most compassionate doctors I have met. He gave me hope and courage to go on. I am forever grateful to him for my daughter. Prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by Jolanta - Chicago, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

Our family is so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. Dr. Lederer will always be in our hearts. He brought so much joy into our lives and gave us our beautiful 9-year old girl. I hope knowing how many people he truly touched in this world will help with the sadness your family feels at this time.

Posted by Beth Hermanson - New Lenox, IL - former patient   January 11, 2013

Dr. Lederer literally worked miracles for so many families, mine included. His inspiring work and compassionate care will live on in all the heart and souls of all the little children he helped find there way into the world. Your family will be in our prayers, and we will always think of him as we watch our children grow. God bless!

Posted by Amy Venable - frankfort, IL - former patient   January 11, 2013

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The Fertility World lost an awesome Doctor this week. Dr. Lederer You will be greatly missed and We (the Malak's) appreciate all that you did for us and making our dreams come true. I have taken many curves over the past 9 years and now feel like I have made it full circle. Thank You for inspiring me to pursue the Nursing Path I have chosen to follow where I can share in the dreams of other couples and watch them come true. Again, Thank You for impacting our lives so greatly!
Randy, Sandy and Jeffrey Malak

Posted by Sandy Skorup Malak - Lockport, IL   January 11, 2013

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Dr. Lederer was a caring, patient and compassionate man. He is the reason my family has two beautiful children. I think about his kindness and support often. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Posted by Lisa Helle - Bartlett, IL - Patient   January 11, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the Lederer family during this sad time. Dr Lederer was a wonderful physician. He helped me through one of the hardest times of my life. I will forever be grateful for his kindness, compassion and gentle nature. He will be missed.

Posted by Sarah - Aurora, IL - patient   January 10, 2013

My sincere condolences to Dr Lederer's family at this sad time. I also want to say "thank you" for sharing him with so many patients. There many "little miracles" in this world today because of him and his work. He will be missed and remembered by many.

Posted by Mary Jones - IL   January 10, 2013

My heart goes out to the Lederer family. My husband and I will be forever thankful to Dr. Lederer for bringing our miracle to us. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Stephanie Klotz - Tinley Park, IL   January 10, 2013

We are truly saddened to hear of this loss. Dr. Lederer was such a positive light throughout our fertility journey. We will forever be thankful for him and the gifts he helped us achieve.

Posted by Jana and Scott Spencer - Homer Glen, IL   January 10, 2013

Dr. Lederer was the most caring physician I have come across concerning my condition. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Teresa Bates - Dolton, IL - Patient   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Lederer family. He will be in our hearts forever for helping us complete our family. He was a wonderful and kind man who cared a great deal for his patients. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by Michelle Miller - Park Forest, IL   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the Lederer family, we are so sorry. I had the privledge to be a success story patient as many others. I believe God used him to gift many families with his talent and compassion. You will be in our prayers.

Posted by Karen Gossage - Crete, IL   January 10, 2013

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Thank you Dr. Lederer for being such a kind and most compassionate man I have ever met. You gave one of the greatest gifts in life, my son. May you rest in peace. God Bless the family through this very hard time.

Posted by Jackie Bruno - Chicago, IL - patient   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the Lederer family. Dr. Lederer means so much to our family, he gave us our miracle baby born in November. He was a wonderful man and doctor. His legacy lives on through many, many miracle babies and their families he consoled in difficult times. You are in our prayers.

Posted by Mary Dwyer - Mokena, IL   January 10, 2013

Without the knowledge and help from Dr. Lederer the Lord would have never blessed up with our beautiful twin boys, Vincenzo Christian and Gino Alexander. His patience, caring and knowledge made it possible for us to start a family. We are truly grateful for him, he was an intelligent and kind man and we thank God every day for him and helping us have our two beautiful boys. When our boys are old to understand, we will be sure talk highly of your husband and father and what he means to our family.

Our condolences go out to you for the loss of your husband and father, you have lost a great man.

Take into your heart that he helped create thousands of lives and families.

The Lale Family

Posted by James and Nicole Lale - Chicago Heights, IL   January 10, 2013

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Dr. Lederer was an amazing man. He gave us hope and stayed by our sides for 2+ years while we struggled to have a baby. After many tears, and hard work by his staff and him, we were blessed with our son 3 years ago tomorrow. He gave us one of the greatest gifts anyone can receive...parenthood. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Without you we would not have our miracle. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted by Dave & Jamie    January 10, 2013

I was very saddened to hear the news. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Lederer for his compassion and support. He himself was a true miracle worker. I feel blessed to be a father of a beautiful, healthy 7 1/2 year old daughter and it was his work that made her a possibility! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Please know that his memory will live on in each child that he has blessed and help enter this world!

Posted by John Tieri - IL   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Lederer family.

May God bless you and the family at this time of sorrow.

He will be greatly missed by

Posted by Sandi King - Lake Forest, IL   January 10, 2013

I am very saddened to hear of Dr. Lederer's passing and we send our deepest condolences to his family. He will always hold a special place in my heart as he helped bring to me my greatest blessings. He will be missed.

Posted by Sarah Okeefe - IL   January 10, 2013

My condolences to Dr. Lederer's family. We met him 14 1/2 years ago and he was the kindest and most compassionate doctor. Because of him, we have enjoyed 13 1/2 years with our daughter. After he found out about complications I had during delivery,he called me to see how I was doing--even though I had been discharged from his care months before. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with his patients.

Posted by Roxanne VanderVelde - New Lenox, IL - Patient   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Lederer family. Dr. Lederer is a wonderful man and gave us the greatest gift in the world our son Ryan.

Posted by Becky O'Keefe - Chicago, IL   January 10, 2013

Always with kindness, and with genuine care, Dr. Lederer was my biggest supporter. Always approaching tough situations by leading with his heart, it was clear that his intentions were pure and thoughtful.
I wish his family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell

Posted by Penny - St. Charles, IL - Friend   January 10, 2013

may god bless his soul for he was a great man,and if not for him and the grace of allah almighty my wife and i would not have our 2 little miracles, love you dr lederer. kareem and shatha

Posted by A friend   January 10, 2013

I am so saddened to hear this news. Dr. Lederer was the most compassionate Dr. I have truly ever met. The first time I had a meeting with him, I had shared that I was his son Eric's first grade teacher. I remember him then telling me about his whole family and I will never forget his beaming smile. I could tell how proud of his family he was. Dr. Lederer put me at complete ease and gave me so much hope. Like others have said, he was a miracle worker. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Lederer who without I would not have my beautiful 6 year old twin boys. I will never forget him. My deepest condolences for your whole family.

Posted by Nicole Keough - palos heights, IL - patient   January 10, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the Lederer family, he was a wonderful physician and kind human being.

Posted by Lisa Landvogt - Homewood, IL   January 10, 2013

Dr. Lederer was more than just our doctor. He gave us hope. He helped us when we had no one else. He is the reason for my two beautiful miracles today. There are no words to describe how grateful we are to him. He gave us a family. On Dec. 5th 2009, he changed our lives forever. Prayers to his family and friends as everyone has lost a great man. I will forever remember him as our angel.

Posted by Jennifer Lindgren - Homer Glen, IL - He was our miracle worker   January 10, 2013

My deepest condolences. He was a great man and a miracle worker in my eyes. It is because of him I have my beautiful daughter and I am forever grateful.

Posted by amanda bettio - palos heights, IL   January 10, 2013

My heart felt condolences to the family of Dr. lederer. He was by far the most amazing doctor and person. His compassion for each and every one of his patients was truly amazing. His love for his own family never went unnoticed. I will be forever greatful for you, Dr. lederer, every time I look into my two "miracle" children's eyes. Rest in peace....

Posted by Jillian - Cedar lake, IN - Patient   January 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Lederer Family.

Posted by Vernita Walton - Chicago, IL   January 10, 2013

Mourning the loss of one of my biggest supporters, a true miracle worker, Dr. Kevin Lederer of FCI. You gave me hope when I had none, the courage to move forward, your ear to listen, and a shoulder to cry the happiest tears of my life on! Thank you for helping me become a mother not once but twice! May you rest in peace!

Posted by Sarah - New lenox, IL - Patient   January 10, 2013

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Posted by Sarah - New lenox, IL - Patient   January 10, 2013

Dr. Lederer touched so many people's lives. After some desperate times I sought his help to have a baby. He was such a caring person and so compassionate with his patients. My 5 year old would not be here today if it wasn't for him. I am so very sorry about your loss...the world has lost a wonderful person. My heart goes out to all his loved ones.

Posted by Suzan Doll - Oak Forest, IL   January 10, 2013

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With heartfelt sympathy, may you feel our love embrace you during this difficult. Please let me know if there is anything, absolutely anything, I can do. In love and light.

Posted by Jessica Taylor, Gary Gallahan, Parker Gallahan - Ashburn, VA - Family   January 10, 2013