Dr. John D. Termine
1938 - 2021
September 25, 1938
June 3, 2021
James A. McAlister Funerals & Cremation
1620 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
Dr. John D. Termine Kiawah Island, SC - Dr. John D. Termine, 82, died at home on Thursday June 3, 2021. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, four children, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He happily called Kiawah Island, SC, his home for the last 21 years, enjoying family, friends and many of the things he loved most. Dr John Termine's Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 PM Friday, June 11, 2021, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC. The Rite of Committal will immediately follow in the churchyard columbarium. Those who wish to remember John in a special way may make contributions to the John D. Termine Memorial Fund at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Funerals & Cremation, (843) 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/charleston

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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 8 to Jun. 9, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, South Carolina
Churchyard Columbarium
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I was so sorry to hear about the death of John. My sincere condolences to his family whom he talked about all the time. I worked with John for many years while he was at NIDR. He was a great colleague, mentor and friend. Although I was not directly under his supervision, he always had time for me and was so helpful. We were so sad to see him leave to go to Eli Lilly. As someone who greatly (hugely!) benefitted from taking Forteo, I can thank John also for his work on making that treatment available for bone challenged people like me.
Hynda K. Kleinman
Hynda K Kleinman
June 17, 2021
My condolences and hugs to Virginia and the rest of their family on the death of John. John was a very special person. He supported the careers of women in science, and mentored them to success when there were very few lab leaders to do that. He was a great scientific leader in the fields of bone and osteoporosis. John was creative, enthusiastic and deeply involved in science, and made major contributions during his time with NIH and at Lilly. His passion for opera, great music and good wines were widely recognized, and enjoyed! He and Virginia kept a welcoming home, and I was always happy to visit them. He had a major impact on my own career, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities he gave me. May he Rest In Peace, and may his family be comforted in their grief.
Janet Hock
June 12, 2021
I have many fond memories of working with Dr. Termine on the Evista Team and Forteo. I especially treasure the time he and Virginia welcomed Beth Page, Monica Taylor, Nelda Keltner and myself to their beautiful Kiawah Island home.
We were treated like royalty and even got to enjoy some of John's extensive wine collection. I always felt I could be myself around him and that is a special memory.

My deepest sympathy to Virginia and family.
Patt Norton
June 12, 2021

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory will live on as a priceless treasure.

Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences, to the Termine family.

His place can never be filled, and his loss, will be with you forever.
But his memories should be treasured, and his life celebrated, for the amazing man he was.

What a brilliant and honorable man, full of integrity and kindness. A man of family and faith, what a remarkable life.

Dr. Termine, was a great man who made such a difference in this world. He touched so many lives, and left an eternal light and a handprint on all the souls of the countless lives he touched.

I feel truly blessed, to be one of them, I will always remember whenever I was in his company, he made me feel welcomed and one of the family.
His gentle and kind ways, and his infectious smile and laughter, lit up a room.
First and foremost, he was a loving family man, this was evident in his smile and the expressions on his face, that I witnessed when in his company.
When he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, you could see the joy and happiness, as well as the pride he felt, for all of them.
But what was most obvious, was the adoring love, shared with his beautiful wife and soul mate, Virginia.
It was a gift for me, to share in special occasions, with Dr. Termine, and his family, the memories will live on inside of me, as a blessing in my life.

He will always be remembered, as a man of integrity, honor, excellence, and humility.
(A true gentleman, one of a kind.)

My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you, during this difficult time.
Praying that you will find some solace in all the beautiful and wonderful memories, you all have shared with him.

He will live on in each and every one of you, his legacy will never die.

There are places within our hearts, that can only be filled with memories. And there are places, in our souls that can only be healed by the gentle hands of time.

May time heal the sadness,that you feel, with the loss of your loved one. Dr. John David Termine's, legacy is immeasurable.

God bless all of you in your time of grief, and may God, bring peace to your hearts as they heal.
My deepest heartfelt condolences, with much love,
(Mary's sister-in-law)
Francine Steele
June 10, 2021
John Pfeffer
June 10, 2021