Valrico Chiropractor Terry Magdovitz Mourned by Community

Locals expressed its shock and despair at the death of Terry Brian Magdovitz, 55, a Valrico resident and chiropractor in private practice at the Magdovitz Chiropractic Clinic in Brandon. He died March 10 and was buried two days later at Hillsboro Memorial


Terry Brian Magdovitz, 55, of Valrico, died March 10.

Born in Erie, PA, Magdovitz was a longtime Buckhorn Estates resident and a chiropractor in private practice, operating Magdovitz Chiropractic since 1982, according to the obituary posted at the Segal Funeral Home-Beth David Chapel in Tampa.

Funeral services, under the direction of the Segan Funeral Home, were held March 12 at Hillsborough Memorial Gardens, where internment followed.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Caren; sons, Joel and Evan; daughter, Brittany; and sister, Cindy McSwiggen.

It was noted in the obituary that Magdovitz "provided genuine care and concern for his patients, was a devoted father and husband, and had a wonderful sense of humor."

In Facebook postings, and on the funeral home's guest book, residents of Greater Brandon spoke glowingly about Magdovitz.

"He was a great physician and always had a joke and a story to tell," read one posting from Valrico. "Over the years he treated our entire family, always with compassion and skill. He will be greatly missed."

Tammy Bracewell, president and chief executive officer of the , said in a Facebook posting that she had attended the funeral and that Magodvitz was "a blessing to so many people and it was wonderful to see the outpouring of love from our community."

According to his resume posted at the Magdovitz Chiropractic website, Magdovitz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and from the Life Chiropractic College in 1981. He had numerous certifications and hours of post-graduate education and was a member of many professional associations, including as board member of the Hillsborough County Chiropractic Association. He was involved with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, the March of Dimes and Brandon Jaycee's. In 2010 he received the "Viewer's Choice Successful Doctors Award" sponsored by the Brandon chamber and Focus magazine, and in 2011 the clinic was a "gold winner" in the "Best of Brandon" reader's poll.

The obituary notes that memorial contributions can be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY, 10016.


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