Herrin- Dr. Vinai Sawetawan, 89, of Herrin, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at his home in Herrin.
He was born on October 4, 1932 in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1959, he married Dr. Thavornwan Nid Sawetawan in Bangkok, Thailand. She preceded him in death on September 20, 2011.
He immigrated to the United States in 1973, beginning his medical journey at Rush University Medical College in Chicago. After his residency, he was invited to come to Herrin, where he worked as an OB/GYN for more than 25 years.
Daughter- Supada Marlow of Charleston, South Carolina
Daughter- Valada Mora of San Diego, California
Son- Chiravudh Sawetawan, MD of Palm Springs, California
Grandchildren- Sarah and Phillip Marlow of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Grandchildren- Kenny and Emil Gualdoni, Jr of San Diego
Grandchild- Sean Munoz of San Diego
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his son- Titinan Sawetawan, a chief nurse anesthetist at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
A time of visitation will be held from 10am until 12pm on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Family and friends are invited to gather during this time to share in their fond memories. He was a Buddhist and his wish was to be cremated following his visitation.