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In Memoriam

Remembering those who have passed


February 2013

Stephen Allen, M.D., HS ‘74, died Sept. 26, 2012. He was 69. Dr. Allen is survived by his wife, Vally; children, Christopher and Amy, and two grandchildren.

Stanley Bernard, M.D. ‘47, FAC ‘00, died July 14, 2012. He was 88. Dr. Bernard is predeceased by his wife, Adell; children Susan, Betsy, Stan and Joni, and eight grandchildren.

William Boyce, M.D. ‘44, died Nov. 11, 2012. He was 94. Dr. Boyce is survived by his wife, Doris; children, Lock, Catherine, Barbara and Fred; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Robert Brownlee III, M.D. ‘45, HS ‘46, ‘49, ‘51, died June 21, 2012. He was 90. Dr. Brownlee is survived by his wife, Katherine; children Jonathan, Robert, Eleanor and Susan; and four grandchildren.

Bert Bryan, M.D. ‘61, died July 10, 2012. He was 76. Dr. Bryan is survived by his wife, Suzanne; children, Bert, Kelly and Todd, and three grandchildren.

Winston Caine, Jr., HS ‘67, died Oct. 23, 2012. He was 75. Dr. Caine is survived by his wife, Priscilla; children, Stephen, Matthew and Adam; and eight grandchildren.

John Cook, M.D. ‘73, HS ‘74, died July 10, 2012. He was 63. Dr. Cook is survived by his wife, Diana, children, John, Jennifer, Leslee, Amelia and Katherine; and seven grandchildren.

James Fleming, M.D. ‘58, HS ‘63, FAC ‘89, died Aug. 17, 2012. He was 79. Dr. Fleming is survived by his wife, Jane; and children, Janetta, Catherine and Karen, and five grandchildren.

E.S.C. Ford, M.D. ‘39, died July 6, 2012. He was 97. Dr. Ford was preceded in death by his first wife, Toni. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; children, Sandra and Anthony, and five grandchildren.

Gottlieb C. (Bud) Friesinger II, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and the first director of the Division of Cardiology, died July 28, 2012. He was 83. Dr. Friesinger came to Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins in 1971 to be the director of the Division of Cardiology, a position he held until 1990. He remained on the faculty in an active role until 2002. Dr. Friesinger is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Gretchen, Kristin, G. Christian, and Alison; and six grandchildren.

Lester Hibbett, M.D. ‘53, died Oct. 3, 2012. He was 86. Dr. Hibbett is survived by his wife, Elaine; children Susan, Ann, Beth and Emily, and 11 grandchildren.

M. Beckett Howorth Jr., M.D. ‘46, died Oct. 31, 2012. He was 89. Dr. Howorth is survived by his children, David, Beckett, Richard, Tom and Andy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary.

Joseph Kalbac, M.D. ‘56, died Aug. 27, 2012. He was 80. Dr. Kalbac is survived by his wife, Margaret; children Joseph, Daniel, Melanie, Mark, Melissa and Aimee, and 15 grandchildren.

John Matthews Jr., DMD., HS ‘72, died Sept. 28, 2012. Dr. Matthews is survived by his wife, Susan; children, John, Sanders and Jackson, and one grandchild.

Charlotte McCutchen, M.D., HS ‘74, died Sept. 11, 2012. She was 67. Dr. McCutchen is survived by her sister, Lilla.

Denis O’Day, M.D., FAC ‘01, director of the School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, died Sept. 9, 2012. He was 76. Dr. O’Day joined the faculty of Vanderbilt in 1972 and served as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences from 1992-2002. He was responsible for developing the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt in 1997. Dr. O’Day is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Luke, Simon and Edward; and four grandchildren.

Alan Ory, M.D. ‘47, HS ‘48, died Oct. 31, 2012. He was 90. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee. He is survived by children, Tim, Val and John and five grandchildren.

Thomas Pennington, M.D. ‘51, FAC ‘00, died Oct. 17, 2012. He was 83. Dr. Pennington is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Thomas, Inez and Jennifer; and two grandchildren.

Robert Ragland, M.D., HS ‘48, died Sept. 27, 2012. He was 92. He was a retired pediatrician and a champion of environmental causes in Jacksonville, Fla.

Douglas Riddell, M.D. ‘44, HS ‘53, died July 9, 2012. Dr. Riddell is survived by his wife, Jeanne; children, Chris, Grace and Jeanne, and four grandchildren.

Steven Rudd, M.D. HS ‘81, died in June 2012. He was 59. Dr. Rudd
is survived by his uncle, James Rudd Sr.

Thomas Sawyer, M.D. ‘62, HS ‘64, of Tacoma, Wash., died July 1, 2012.

Sarah H. Sell, M.D. ‘48, professor of Pediatrics, emerita, one of the key players in the development of the childhood vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), died Oct. 6, 2012. She was 99. Dr. Sell, affectionately known as “Sally,” joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1954. She is survived by sons, Charles and Clive, and five grandchildren.

Carlton Sexton, M.D. ‘48, died July 20, 2012. He was 87. Dr. Sexton is survived by children, J. Corbin, Carlton, Jonathan, Letitia and Polly, and eight grandchildren.

Jerry Shenenp, M.D. ‘77, died July 26, 2012. He was 60. Dr. Shenenp is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; and children, Lori and Melissa.

Melvin Simmons, M.D. ‘40, died Oct. 27, 2012. He was 96. Dr. Simmons was preceded in death by his children, Melvin and Vickie. He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Stephanie, Gary and Brett, and six grandchildren.

Sydney Spector, M.D., FAC ‘00, died Oct. 26, 2012. He was 88. Dr. Spector is survived by his wife, Bettie; and children, Faye and Neil.

Ernest Thorsgard, M.D. ‘57, died June 7, 2012. He was 88. Dr. Thorsgard is survived by his wife, Ina; children Knute, Eric and Kyja, and nine grandchildren.

Virginia Vader, M.D., HS ‘01, died June 18, 2012. She was 60. Dr. Vader is survived by her partner, Kevin; and siblings Charles, Thomas, John, Daniel and Amelia.

Luis Valdes, M.D., HS ‘66, died Aug. 15, 2012. He was 89. Dr. Valdes is survived by his wife, Thusnelda; and children, Cecilia, Maria, Luis and Ignacio.

Robert Warriner, M.D. ‘76, died Aug. 2, 2012. He was 62. Dr. Warriner is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Amy and Lesley, and one grandchild.

Wade Young, M.D., FE ‘93, died Oct. 9, 2012. He was 51. He is survived by children, Koury and Hallie; and his parents and sister.
 

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