Jacob David Lindy, MD

Jacob LindyJacob David “Jack” Lindy MD, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on November 7, 2022. He is survived by his beloved spouse Joanne (nee Grace) Lindy; his five children, Daniel (Elizabeth) Lindy, Rebecca (Matthew) Coll, Tanya (Brad) Staggs, Benjamin (Paige) Lindy, and Rachel (John) Lindy; his ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Jack was born on October 23, 1937, the youngest of four brothers, to Freeda Kisber Lindy and Jacob David Lindy, Sr. He graduated from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia in 1955, Yale College in 1959, and Columbia Medical School in 1963. Jack served as a captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. In 1967, he moved his young family to Cincinnati, where he began the practice of psychiatry and his work with veterans returning from the war in Vietnam. In 1979, Jack married his friend and colleague, Joanne. Together, through early intervention at the scenes of disasters, and in follow-up studies, they began pioneering work on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). He later helped to build the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute and the Cincinnati Center for Psychoanalysis. He worked with colleagues internationally, helping to found and lead the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and he published several books and articles on his work. Always the educator, Jack served as residency training director at the department of psychiatry at UC for many years and went on to teach a generation of mental health professionals. In his later years, Jack continued to mentor many in his field while pursuing his other passions. He played the piano, learned to compose chamber music, wrote dozens of plays, books, and essays, and remained deeply committed to his family. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all.

Visitation was held on Thursday, November 10, at 10:30 AM with funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, 45223. Interment followed at Spring Grove Cemetery. Shiva was held at the Lindy home on Thursday and Friday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute or the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (student training fund). For more information and a viewing of the live streamed service please visit www.springgrove.org.