The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001015126-01
Funeral Notices

DR. VIRGIL R. JOBE JR. Dr. Virgil R. Jobe Jr., a physician with Straub Clinic and Hospital for over 40 years, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017. Dr. Jobe was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, as well as the Radiological Society of North America, an honor bestowed upon less than 10% of the Radiologists in the United States. He also served as the Hawaii Counselor for the American College of Radiology, as well as the Radiological Society of North America, and was previously President of the Hawaii Radiological Society. Dr. Jobe was a Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and served as the liaison between the School of Medicine, and Straub Clinic and Hospital. As such, he was in charge of the teaching of the medical students in Radiology. Dr. Jobe participated in the National Cancer Institutes’ study on breast parenchymal patterns and breast cancer. He was also one of less than 300 physicians certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, as demonstrating proficiency in classifying radiographs of occupational lung disease, and was usually the only certified individual in the State of Hawaii in that area. Dr. Jobe was on the Board of Governors of the Honolulu Medical Society. He was active in Pu’ulu Lapa’au, serving as a member of the Board of Director’s of that organization, dedicated to promoting the health of physicians, and public safety. Prior to retirement, Dr. Jobe served as the Radiation Safety Officer for Straub Clinic and Hospital for many years, in charge of the oversight of x-ray radiation safety, and nuclear medicine radioactive isotope safety. At Straub, he had also served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology. Prior to doing his internship at the Queen’s Medical Center, Dr. Jobe received his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma. During his residency at UCLA, he was also asked to be the Medical Doctor on several movie sets. In 1967, he returned to Hawaii to join Straub Clinic and Hospital. Resulting from a deep interest in the martial arts since childhood, Dr. Jobe received many national and international awards in martial arts. He was also very active in the local tennis community, and a long time member of the Outrigger Canoe Club. He is survived by sons, Ikaika, Sean (Jessica), and Micah Jobe. He is also survived by siblings, Dr. William L. Jobe, John R. Jobe, Sally Jean Jobe, and Judi Jobe. Services for Dr. Jobe will be held at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday August 3, 2015, at 6pm. Private internment will be at Punchbowl Cemetery, on Friday, August 4, at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations to honor Dr. Jobe can be made to the Dr. Virgil R. Jobe Memorial Fund, c/o Straub Foundation, 55 Merchant Street, Suite 2600, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.