Losses

From the Winter 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

 

Blair Batson, MD’44, HS’45,’50, FAC’52, BA’41, died Nov. 26, 2018. He was 98.

Paul Bennett Jr., MD, FE’88, FAC’00, died May 14, 2018. He was 64. Dr. Bennett is survived by his sons Patrick and Christopher and two grandchildren.

George Booze, MD, HS’73, FE’75, died Sept. 1, 2018. He was 78. Dr. Booze is survived by his wife, Judith, and children Michael and Leanna; and one grandchild.

Henry Cecil, MD’50, died Dec. 7, 2018. He was 97. Dr. Cecil is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children Rebecca, Anne and David; stepdaughters Jennifer and Elizabeth; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Bruce Decker, MD’73, died spring of 2018. He was 71. Dr. Decker is predeceased by his parents Beulah and Laurence and is survived by his longtime friend, Anne Fishbein.

Franklin (Frank) Dill, MD, HS’67, died Aug. 18, 2018. He was 84. Dr. Dill is survived by his children Andrew, Thomas and Eleanor; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Paul Diamond, MD’58, died Dec. 4, 2018. Dr. Diamond was preceded in death by his son, Seth, and is survived by his wife, Lenore; children Joanna, Elizabeth and Constance; and four grandchildren.

Thomas Duncan, MD, HS’64, FAC’84, BA’55, died July 19, 2018. He was 84. Dr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Judith; sons Jeffrey, Darrell and Kevin; and six grandchildren.

Ensor (Buz) Dunsford Jr., MD’48, died July 19, 2018. He was 95. Dr. Dunsford is survived by his wife, Margaret; children Ann, John and Margaret; and two grandchildren.

Roy Elam III, MD, emeritus associate professor of Internal Medicine and founding medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at VUMC, died Aug. 20, 2018. He was 71. Dr. Elam was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, and is survived by his wife, Kaye; sons Roy and Clark; and six grandchildren.

John Fields, MD’57, FAC’00, BA’54, died July 22, 2018. He was 85. Dr. Fields is survived by his sons Matthew and Robert; granddaughter, Bailey; and stepchildren Melinda, John and Will.

Gordon Flake, MD’66, HS’69, died July 30, 2018. He was 77. Dr. Flake is survived by his wife, Cristina; children Stuart, Margo, Mandy, Heather and Derek; and 10 grandchildren.

Norman Fleischer, MD’61, FE’66, BA’58, died May 31, 2018. He was 82. Dr. Fleischer is survived by his wife, Eva; daughters Debbie and Lynnie; and three grandchildren.

Eric Friedenberg, MD’82, died Nov. 26, 2018. He was 60. Dr. Friedenberg is survived by his wife, Susan.

Jack Frost Jr., MD’65, HS’70, FE’72, BA’60, died Nov. 25. He was 79. Dr. Frost is survived by his children Leslie, Laura and John; their mother, Ann Mary; and five grandchildren.

Paul Griffin, MD, FAC’77, died June 4, 2018. He was 91. Dr. Griffin is survived by his wife, Margaret; children Paul, Charles, Anne and Lisa; and five grandchildren.

Ruth Hagstrom, MD’56, FE’65, FAC’77, died in September 2018. Dr. Hagstrom is survived by her children Robert and Catherine and four grandchildren.

William (Bill) Hall V, MD, HS’65, FE’66, HS’67, died June 1, 2018. He was 81. Dr. Hall is survived by his wife, Maureen; sons William, John and David; stepdaughter Jaclyn; and 10 grandchildren.

Richard Heimburger, MD’61, died Nov. 19, 2018. He was 82. Dr. Heimburger is survived by his wife, Mary; children Margaret, Richard and Katie; and four grandchildren.

Robert (Bob) Hendley, MD’70, died June 7, 2018. He was 73. Dr. Hendley is survived by his wife, Pam, and two sons.

Larry Holder, MD, HS’90, FE’91, died July 12, 2018. He was 57. Dr. Holder is survived by his husband, Randy; father, Jimmie; and siblings Lanie and Jamie.

Fred Love, MD’45, HS’46, died June 1, 2018. He was 96. Dr. Love is survived by his children Betty Lee, Mary Jo, Barbara and Fred; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Rex McReynolds, MD’54, died March 21, 2018. He was 89. Dr. McReynolds is survived by his wife, Joanne; children David, Joy and Linda; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sigrid Nelius, MD, HS’57, died April 24, 2018. She was 94. Dr. Nelius is survived by her sister-in-law, Evelyn, and three nieces and nephews.

Douglas Newton, MD, FE’82, died June 28, 2018. He was 75. Dr. Newton is survived by his wife, Robin; children Kate, Nathan, Mackenzie, Whitney and Matthew; and three grandchildren.

Walter Omainsky, MD’54, died Sept. 21, 2018. He was 94. Dr. Omainsky is survived by his wife, Barbara; children Robert, Amy and Meg; stepson Robert; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Stephanie Mouton Reed, MD, FAC, died Oct. 30, 2018. She was 63. Dr. Reed is survived by her son, William; mother, Elizabeth; and former husband and friend, Walker.

James Salter Jr., MD, HS’86, died Sept. 27, 2018. He was 58. Dr. Salter is survived by his husband, Steven; parents Joan and James, and sister Jan.

Paula Conaway Sandidge, MD, HS’64, FAC’86, died Sept. 3, 2018. She was 84. Dr. Sandidge is survived by her husband, Kent; children Kent, Beth, Mark and Scott; and five grandchildren.

Rodney (Rod) Skoglund, MD, HS’70, died June 24, 2018. He was 78. Dr. Skoglund is survived by his children Paul, Susie and Scott; and two grandchildren.

Frank Spencer, MD’47, died July 24, 2018. Dr. Spencer is survived by his daughters Elizabeth and Patricia; and two grandchildren.

Stanley Von Hofe, MD’71, died Sept. 4, 2018. He was 73. Dr. Von Hofe is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter Johanna; and one grandchild.

Warren Webb, MD, FAC’02, died Aug. 6, 2018. He was 94. Dr. Webb is survived by his sons David and Ross; and one grandchild.

William (Bill) West, MD’57, BA’54, died Aug. 2, 2018. He was 85. Dr. West is survived by his children Billy, Kathie, Shari, John and Sarah; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Thomas Williams Jr., MD’43, died Oct. 21, 2018. He was 98. Dr. Williams is survived by his children Amy, Thomas, Julie, Ray and Barbara; 13 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Robert (Bob) Williamson, MD’50, BA’46, died July 6, 2018. He was 93. Dr. Williamson is survived by his wife, Janet; children Rob and Laura; and two grandchildren.

 

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