Renowned neurologist Dr. Robert Joynt, a member of Church of the Transfiguration Parish in Pittsford, died April 13, 2012, at Strong Memorial Hospital, while on his way to neurology grand rounds. He was 86.
Dr. Joynt founded the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1966, was the first chief executive of the medical center, and was dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry from 1985-89. An expert on presidential health, he coedited the book Presidential Disability in 2001.
Dr. Joynt had served on the boards of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Way of Greater Rochester, Eastman Dental Center, Ithaca College and Genesee Valley Trust Co.
His funeral liturgy took place April 18 at Transfiguration. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; six children and their spouses; and nine grandchildren
Memorials may be made to multiple sclerosis research at the University of Rochester, Box 605, Rochester, NY 14642, or juvenile diabetes research at Children’s Diabetes Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642.