PassagesOur Friends, Remembered

Below we pay tribute to recently deceased alumni, faculty, students and friends. Because we are not always aware of deaths in the larger UW Medicine community, we gratefully accept your notifications. Our sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones.

Alumni

Faculty and Former Faculty

  • Alexander Whitehill Clowes, M.D.
    Born 1946
    Died July 7, 2015
    Dr. Clowes was a vascular surgeon and philanthropist.
  • Robert F. Labbé, Ph.D.
    Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Portland, Ore.
    Died March 23, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.
    Dr. Labbé was recognized for outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry.
  • Roy Mark Mays, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.
    Born 1949
    Died March 22, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.
    Dr. Mays ran for Washington state’s 5th congressional district in 2008.
  • Jerrold M. Milstein M.D.
    Born April 21, 1939
    Died July 12, 2014
    Dr. Milstein served as director of the division of pediatric neurology at Seattle Children’s.
  • Daniel Charles Moore, M.D.
    Born Sept. 9, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio
    Died Sept. 6, 2015
    Dr. Moore was a faculty member in anesthesiology.

Friends

  • Robert Campbell Coe, M.D.
    Born Nov. 1918, in Seattle, Wash.
    Died July 17, 2015, in Seattle, Wash.
    Dr. Coe was a surgeon and philanthropist.
  • Jane Isakson Lea
    Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Seattle, Wash.
    Died May 21, 2015
    Mrs. Lea enjoyed Scandinavian culture and supported medical research.
  • Frank Wilson Pritt III
    Born June 5, 1940, in Charleston, W.Va.
    Died July 28, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.
    Mr. Pritt was a successful businessman and philanthropist.
  • Ellyn W. Swanson
    Born Nov. 26, 1925, in Columbia, Ill.
    Died June 16, 2015
    Mrs. Swanson was president of the Friends of the UW School of Medicine.

Alumni

Randy Robyn, M.D., Res. (family medicine)

Born in Tacoma, Wash.
Died Dec. 19, 2014

Dr. Randy Robyn was born in Tacoma, Wash., and married near Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Robyn graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and established Preston Scott Medical Group in Belvidere, Ill., in 2008.

Dr. Robyn was the middle of three sons and was much loved. He is survived by his wife, Darcie, his children, Krista (Brandon Rust), Brandon, Preston and Melissa, his brother, Mark (Laura), his niece, Kelsey (Devin Black), and his nephews Zach, Ian, Christopher, Isaiah and Ben. He is preceded in death by his older brother, Bryan Robyn.

Michael Jayko, M.D., Res. ’52

Born June 3, 1927
Died Feb. 15, 2015, in Omak, Wash.

Dr. Michael Jayko was a nuclear chemist — retired from Lawrence Berkeley Lab, where he focused on researching the effects of radiation on a number of physical materials and atmospheric compounds. He loved the intellectual and spiritual mysteries of life. Following retirement, he and his wife of 60 years, Joan, divided their time between their country home in Omak, Wash., and their family home in California.

Dr. Jayko passed away at age 87, grateful for his surroundings and at peace with his loved ones. He will be remembered as a loving husband and brother, an inspirational dad, an amazing grandpa and a great friend and neighbor. He is survived by his wife, Joan Catherine (Lande) and their six children: Michael, Angela, Stephen (Renee), Monica (Steve Giovacchini), Theresa (Mike Charter) and Maria (Gerrod Scruggs). He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, his brother, Larry Giles Jayko, his sister, Louise Tollefson Raines, and many nieces and nephews.

Theodore C. West, Ph.D. ’52 (pharmacology)

Born May 17, 1919
Died Feb. 9, 2015

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Clinton West was one of the first faculty members of the UW School of Medicine. After earning a Ph.D. in pharmacology in 1952 from the School, he continued to teach and research in the Department of Pharmacology, obtaining the rank of professor. Dr. West pioneered the use of microelectrodes for recording single cells of contracting muscle. His research provided insights into preventing and treating cardiac arrhythmias and played an important role in lowering the legal limit of alcohol in the blood while operating a motor vehicle.

He also originated groundbreaking ideas in the field of medical education, creating a series of films that anticipated self-directed student learning and also provided insights into pharmacologic mechanisms. He then moved to teach and serve as the director of the office of medical education at the UC Davis School of Medicine, where he streamlined their medical-school curriculum. With approximately 70 known publications, Dr. West retired in 1986 as an accomplished and beloved teacher and mentor.

Dr. West’s life was filled with adventure: many family visits, trips across the country, kayaking, camping, singing and hiking. He and his wife, Juliann, raised three children (Dave, Don and Lynne) in Seattle, Wash., before moving to California. After retirement, the Wests returned to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Snohomish, Wash. Dr. West’s recollections of serving in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman and traveling down to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, are recorded in a Snohomish collection of WWII survivors’ stories called War and Sacrifice. Following the loss of his wife, Dr. West began a two-volume autobiography featuring the many people and events in his life.

Dr. West was a man of great intellect and unbounded curiosity; he loved science, art and music. But he loved people most of all, and they felt it. Dr. West delighted in four grandchildren: Anna, Karl, Peter and Tyler, as well as nine great-grandchildren.

W. Wyman Andrus, M.D., Res. ’53

Born June 10, 1927, in Miles City, Mont.
Died Dec. 27, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz.

Dr. Wyman Andrus was a prominent cardiologist in Seattle, Wash., practicing at Highline, Providence and Swedish hospitals.

Dr. Andrus graduated from Missoula County High School, where he ran track and was a quarterback on his high-school football team. He attended the University of Montana for three years as a pre-med student, then received a full scholarship to Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andrus also served nine months in the Navy during World War II. On Sept. 6, 1950, Dr. Andrus married Diane J. Dragestedt in Missoula, Mont. And in 1953, he graduated from Harvard Medical School.

The young couple moved to Seattle, Wash., so that Dr. Andrus could begin his medical practice as a cardiologist. They had three daughters: Melanie, Pamela and Lisa. While in Seattle, Dr. Andrus was a patron of the fine arts, including the opera, the ballet and the symphony. He played the trumpet, and his other hobbies included golf, skiing, tennis and photography. Dr. Andrus is survived by his wife, Diane, his three daughters, Melanie, Pamela and Lisa, his grandsons, Michael and Robert, and his brothers, Allen and Tommy.

Thomas S. Gilpatrick, M.D. ’53

Born Jan. 12, 1925, in Spokane, Wash.
Died Oct. 18, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

Dr. Thomas S. Gilpatrick, an ob-gyn, was a staunch advocate for women’s reproductive rights. He saw a need for education and affordable healthcare for women, and he helped bring Planned Parenthood to the state of Washington. For many years, he served as the director of the Spokane branch of Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Gilpatrick graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, Harvard and the UW School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Madigan Army Hospital in Fort Lewis, Wash., and a residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. His education at Harvard was interrupted by his service in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. Dr. Gilpatrick practiced medicine in Spokane, Wash., with Drs. Wade Robinson and George Rice.

Dr. Gilpatrick played baseball and football in his youth, and he golfed, skied and water skied into his sixties. He also raced a hydroplane called the Quick Delivery for several years, and he raced in the U.S. National Championships in Florida. Dr. Gilpatrick and his wife, Audrey, were blessed with two children, Susan and David. Later, he married Janet Majer, gaining two daughters: Dawn Saari and Annie Gilpatrick-Kapelke. They blessed him with three granddaughters. Dr. Gilpatrick loved many and was loved by many.

Horace G. Moore, Jr., M.D., Res. ’53 (general surgery)

Born Nov. 4, 1921, in Savannah, Ga.
Died July 10, 2015

Dr. Horace Greeley Moore, Jr., a general thoracic surgeon, practiced in Wilmington, Del., and was a founding member of Wilmington Surgical Associates.

Dr. Moore graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed a residency in general and thoracic surgery at the UW School of Medicine. In 1953, he moved to Wilmington, Del., bringing numerous specialized procedures to the area. He was the first surgeon in Wilmington to perform surgery for aortic aneurysms. Throughout his career, Dr. Moore was passionate about teaching surgical residents. He retired from practice in 1991, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, woodworking and being near the ocean.

Dr. Moore is survived by his wife, Sara B. Moore, his sons, Dr. Horace G. Moore III (Ellen) and Dr. Robert M. Moore (Leslie), his daughter, Dr. Rebecca R. Moore, his grandchildren, Jayne Moore Cox, Elizabeth Moore Hammond, Sara Moore Mathis, David M. Moore, Andrew M. Moore and Scott M. Moore, and nine great-grandchildren.

Bertram R. Pass, M.D. ’53

Born Sept. 17, 1928, in Seattle, Wash.
Died Sept. 10, 2015, in Kirkland, Wash.

Dr. Bertram Ronald Pass was a member of the fourth class of the UW School of Medicine. He married his high-school sweetheart, Alice Feinberg, in 1950. While completing a residency at Cincinnati General and serving in the U.S. Navy, the Pass family welcomed four children. In 1958, Dr. Pass joined his beloved brother, Harry, in creating a highly respected family medicine practice that spanned more than four decades. During this time, he proudly delivered more than 2,400 babies.

Alongside Rabbi Jacob Singer, Dr. Pass was a founding member of Temple B’nai Torah. He was deeply appreciative of the beauty and bounty of the Pacific Northwest. He camped, hiked, skied and boated with enthusiasm. He lived a productive life, one spent pursuing his passions and serving his community.

Dr. Pass is survived by the love of his life and wife, Alice, his sister, Marge Weissman, his children, Judith, Gary, Sandy and their spouses, his daughter-in-law, Patricia, and 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Richard Layton, M.D. ’54

Born March 13, 1927, in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Died June 8, 2015

Dr. Richard Layton graduated at the top of the fifth graduating class of the UW School of Medicine in 1954. After interning at Detroit Receiving Hospital, he was a member of Yakima Valley Clinic in Grandview, Wash., from 1955 until 1974. Dr. Layton was a pioneering physician in the UW School of Medicine’s WWAMI program, bringing medical care to rural and underserved areas. Then, for 20 years, he directed a family practice residency at Providence Hospital in Seattle, focused on serving the inner city. For many years of service as a clinical professor, Dr. Layton was awarded emeritus status upon his retirement.

In 1986, Dr. Layton was named Washington state’s family physician of the year; in 2001, he received the Alumni Service Award from UW Medicine. And in 2013, Governor Jay Inslee gave him the Washington State Governor’s Recognition Award, followed, in 2014, by the Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award from the University of Washington. Dr. Layton served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946 as a second-class petty officer assessing ships destroyed by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll.

Dr. Layton is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marilyn, their children, David and Adele Layton, Deborah Layton, and Jon and Chris Layton, Larry and Shuling Smith, Eleanor Smith and Charles Jaffe, 10 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Donald W. Sample, M.D. ’55

Born Nov. 17, 1930
Died Jan. 14, 2015

Dr. Donald William Sample was a graduate of the UW School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed 30 years of military service as a medical officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and Vietnam.

Dr. Sample was a resident of Annapolis, Md., for 35 years, and he was an avid reader of maritime history. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Millie Sample, and his daughters and their husbands: Kathy (Greg MacDonald) and Christine (M.D.) (Brian Schafer, M.D.), his grandchildren, Tiffany Schafer, Brittany Jones, M.D., Penda MacDonald, Brian Schaffer, Jr., Tarryn MacDonald and Stason Schafer, and several great-grandchildren.

Jonathan Holloway, M.D. ’56

Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Seattle, Wash.
Died July 8, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.

Born in Seattle, Dr. Jonathan Holloway attended Garfield High School, Stanford University and Oberlin College, followed by the UW School of Medicine. He spent two years as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force before completing an ophthalmology residency at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where he served as chief resident surgeon from 1961 to 1962.

Dr. Holloway and his wife, Barbara Brewer Holloway, moved to Spokane in 1962, where he joined a practice; in 1968, he joined Rockwood Clinic as a founding partner. After retiring from Rockwood in the early 1990s, he joined the Eye Care Team, where he practiced until 2002. In addition, Dr. Rockwood was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal church in 1976, served on the boards of St. George’s School and the Spokane Symphony, was editor of the Spokane County Medical Society newsletter, served as a delegate to the Washington state chapter of the American Medical Society, was a member of the Spokane Rotary Club, and helped create the WWAMI Spokane Endowed Scholarship in Medicine at UW Medicine.

Dr. Holloway is survived by his son, two daughters, and their families, including four grandchildren.

Lloyd R. Lichty, M.D. ’56

Born Jan. 28, 1925, Sunnyside, Wash.
Died Feb. 17, 2014

Dr. Lloyd “Red” Lichty helped establish the Edmonds Clinic, where he practiced from 1958 until 1988. He also worked at Stevens Hospital (now Swedish) in Lynnwood, Wash., where he was chief of the medical staff from 1980 to 1984.

Dr. Lichty graduated from the UW School of Medicine in 1956. He was born and raised in Sunnyside, Wash., where his family members were founding pioneers. After graduating from Sunnyside High School, Dr. Lichty enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a corpsman. While in Seattle, he met the love of his life, Shirley Joy Sluss. Dr. Lichty played the trumpet and guitar, and Shirley was a singer. She died of cancer in 2011, just three months before their 65th wedding anniversary.

Dr. Lichty loved music, humor, gardening, traveling and his family. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and caring, and he is survived by his sons, Brian, Scott and Russ, his daughter-in-law, Sherri, and his grandson, Wayne.

Lester R. Sauvage, Sr., M.D., Res. ’56 (general surgery)

Born Nov. 15, 1926, in Wapato, Wash.
Died June 5, 2015

Dr. Lester Rosaire Sauvage, Sr., attended Gonzaga University and Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. In 1949, he completed a one-year internship at King County Hospital (now Harborview Medical Center) and began a residency in adult general and vascular surgery at the UW School of Medicine. After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Marti. They married in 1956, moved to Boston for thoracic surgery training, then returned to Seattle to launch his career as a cardiovascular surgeon. Over the course of his career, Dr. Sauvage performed more than 10,000 surgeries.

In 1959, Dr. Sauvage founded the research laboratory that later became known as the Hope Heart Institute. His innovative work in the early 1960s paved the way for cardiac bypass graft surgery, which continues to save lives today. In addition, he authored 253 professional papers and several books — the latest, Opening Hearts, was released two weeks before his death.

Dr. Sauvage chose medicine over the priesthood, but faith permeated everything he did. He is survived by eight children: Lester, Jr. (Catherine), John (Mona), Paul (Debbie), Helen (Bob Santucci), Joe (Missy), Laura (Stephen Scheer), Bill (Chrissy), Mary Ann (Paul Huddleston), as well as his sister, Cora Fetchko, and 31 grandchildren.

Darrel E. Stavig, M.D. ’56, Int. ’57

Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Claire City, S.D.
Died May 29, 2015, in Mt. Vernon, Wash.

After graduating at the top of his medical-school class in 1957, Dr. Darrell E. Stavig began a family practice in Kirkland, Wash. He was an original staff member at Evergreen Hospital and Overlake Hospital. He served on the board of commissioners of Evergreen Hospital for seven years and was elected president during his tenure. He derived great satisfaction from helping families throughout all stages of their lives — from delivering babies to caring for patients in their golden years.

Dr. Stavig moved to the Seattle area in 1935. As a teenager, he worked on a tugboat in the Merchant Marines on routes to and from Alaska. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1949 with overseas service as a medical technician in Korea. After receiving university credit for his service in the Army, he became fiercely determined to become the best doctor possible. He graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate pre-med degree in chemistry, winning the faculty award of excellence for the highest GPA in his class during his sophomore year. He was also elected as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Honor Medical Society (Alpha Omega Alpha).

After his retirement from medical practice in 1987, Dr. Stavig enjoyed spending time with his wife and family at their home on Camano Island. He loved to travel, and he enjoyed history, photography, golfing, fishing and skiing. Another of his passions included owning and raising Arabian horses, and he served as president of the Arabian Horse Association of Washington from 1974 to 1975. Dr. Stavig will be remembered as a passionate conversationalist, an avid sports enthusiast and everyone’s favorite teammate in Trivial Pursuit.

Dr. Stavig is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Janice, his daughter, Vicki (Jon Pausateri), his sons, Stuart (Barb) and Paul (Wendy), five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his brother, Gordon (Joan) Stavig. He was preceded in death earlier this year by his sister, Linda Mortland.

Donald P. Schumacher, M.D., Res. ’57 (anesthesiology)

Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Dubuque, Iowa
Died July 9, 2014, in Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Donald P. Schumacher graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, then completed a residency in anesthesiology at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Schumacher practiced in the Seattle area for many years as a member of Associated Anesthesiologists and later at the Medical Dental Building.

In his spare time, Dr. Schumacher enjoyed skiing, hunting and fishing, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and football. As a World War II veteran, he became an active member of the Mercer Island Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5760, and a member of the Mercer Island Masonic Lodge #297 in his retirement. Dr. Schumacher is survived by his wife of 67 years, Roma Jean, their two daughters, Jann and Cheryl (Joseph Russell), their son, Don, and their grandson, Cullen Russell.

John H. Vogel, M.D. ’57, MACC, FSCAI

Born July 3, 1932, in Portland, Ore.
Died June 1, 2015

Dr. John H. Vogel, known as the “Jack of Hearts,” attended Gonzaga University. After receiving his M.D., he did a residency at Vanderbilt University and a fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Vogel served as director of the cardiac catheterization lab UC for 10 years, making major contributions to the fields of pulmonary hypertension, high-altitude pulmonary edema, and congenital and valvular heart disease. In 1970, he moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he played a leadership role in cardiovascular care. He was the first person in Santa Barbara to perform thrombolytic therapy, coronary balloon angioplasty, laser atherectomy and placement of coronary artery stents.

Dr. Vogel had a passion for education and teaching: presentations, publishing, organizing conferences. In 1998, he became a master of the American College of Cardiology, and he was recognized by the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He served on numerous committees and boards within the American College of Cardiology and other associations.

Dr. Vogel relished challenges: he loved to run and completed eight marathons. He also loved to fly, completing his first solo flight in 1971. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and his daughters: Kristen (Blabey), Nancy Clare (Davies), and Carrie Jo (Parks). He is also survived by several grandchildren and his brothers, Robert and Scott Vogel. He was predeceased by his son, John H. K. Vogel, Jr.

John A. Wolf, Jr., M.D. ’61, Res. ’66 (urology), FACS

Born Feb. 8, 1933
Died May 30, 2015

Dr. John A. Wolf, Jr., graduated from the University of Washington in 1957 and from the UW School of Medicine in 1961. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Wolf completed an internship in surgery and a residency in urology at Harborview Medical Center and at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. He was chief resident at UW Medicine, chief of urology at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, president of St. Elizabeth Hospital and president of the Northwest Urologic Society. In 1997, Dr. Wolf returned to UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s to research pediatric developmental disabilities. He served as a clinical associate professor of urology, emeritus for life, in the University’s Department of Urology.

Dr. Wolf was a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve at NAS-Seattle (Sand Point) from 1950 to 1954. In 1951, he was injured in an accident that resulted in the loss of a kidney. As a result, he found a mentor, Seattle urologist Donald D. Corlett, M.D., who influenced his future professional goals. Dr. Wolf met the love of his life, Dorothy Ann Kemp, by chance in an elevator at the University of Washington in 1959. They were married on June 25, 1960. Dr. Wolf is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his children, Stephanie (Paul Nevue), B.J. and Rob, three grandsons, and his brothers, William (Jean) and Jan.

Thomas J. Hansen, M.D. ’62

Born Jan. 14, 1936, in Spokane, Wash.
Died July 30, 2015

Dr. Thomas J. Hansen spent 46 years as a general practitioner in Spokane, Wash. He attended North Central High School, Whitworth University and then the UW School of Medicine. Following his internship at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, he served two years stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. After more than four decades working as a general practitioner in Spokane, Dr. Hansen retired in 2011.

Dr. Hansen was a brilliant physician who thrived on caring for each patient; he took the time to get to know them on a personal level. He loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoyed many great adventures such as fishing and hunting, picking huckleberries and scouting for firewood at Priest Lake, Idaho, and puttering around his orchard on Green Bluff.

Dr. Hansen is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlene, and his children and their spouses, Melodi (Ed) Kernkamp, Tim (Shelly) Hansen, Shelli (Marc) Schatz, Matt (Maggie) Hansen, Holly (Shaun) Jeffery, Todd (Dana) Hansen, and Aaron (Irene) Hansen. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and his brothers, Rod and Daryl Hansen, and their families.

Donald W. Hegge, M.D. ’63, Res. ’68 (urology)

Born March 30, 1937, in Little Rock, N.D.
Died June 25, 2015

Dr. Donald W. Hegge was born on his family’s farm, the youngest of 11 children. Dr. Hegge was an avid high-school athlete and member of the 1956 national championship football team, the Elgin Fighting Dutchmen.

He attended the University of Washington, and went to medical school at both the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and the UW School of Medicine. During this time, he met his wife, Brita-Ann, a postgraduate exchange student in nursing administration from Sweden.

After completing an internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Mich., he married Brita-Ann in 1963. The couple moved to Vancouver, B.C., where Dr. Hegge completed a year of general surgery before returning to Seattle to complete a urology residency program at the UW School of Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Hegge entered the U.S. Air Force and became the chief of the urology department at the hospital at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Following an honorable discharge in 1970, Dr. Hegge moved his young family to Port Angeles, Wash., where he was the only urologist to practice on the North Olympic Peninsula for 13 years, ending his practice in 1994.

During this time, Dr. Hegge was actively involved at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Port Angeles and, after moving to Sequim, Wash., in Faith Lutheran Church. Recognizing the need for increased access to medical care in Sequim, Dr. Hegge became a driving force behind the building and operation of the Sequim Medical Plaza. Dr. Hegge served as the voluntary chairman of Sequim Medical Plaza, Sequim’s Same Day Surgery Center and Sequim Diagnostic Services from 1981 through the next decade.

Dr. Hegge held memberships in the American Urological Association and its western section. His other driving loves included family, travel, sports, architecture and the arts. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Brita-Ann, and their two children, Ann-Marie and Eric (Tracy) Donald; two grandchildren, Nick and Brianna; and his sisters, Myrtle Rieker and Eilene Almos; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert E. Condon, M.D., Int. ’58, Res. ’65 (general surgery), M.S., FACS

Born in 1929 in Albany, New York
Died Feb. 10, 2015, Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Robert E. Condon was a faculty member at the UW School of Medicine, Baylor University College of Medicine, the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. In 1972, he became the vice chairman of the department of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1972; in 1979, he became the chairman, eventually becoming the longest-serving chairman in the department’s history. He retired as the Ausman Foundation Professor in 1995.

Dr. Condon was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received an M.D. in 1957 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y. Following a residency in general surgery from the UW School of Medicine, Dr. Condon completed a fellowship at the National Heart Institute (1961–1963) and a Guggenheim Fellowship with Dr. Sheila Sherlock at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England (1963–1964).

Dr. Condon was an avid researcher, educator and author, publishing 21 books, 101 book chapters and more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He enjoyed an international reputation as an expert in surgical infection, gastrointestinal motility and hernia repair. And he was an active member of 47 professional societies. In addition to his academic surgical career, Dr. Condon was an accomplished gardener, cook, wine connoisseur and world traveler. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marcia, whom he met in kindergarten, and his two sons Sean Edward Condon and Brian Robert Condon.

Ross D. Kennedy, M.D. ’65, Res. ’74 (anesthesiology)

Born Aug. 15, 1939
Died July 7, 2015

Dr. Ross D. Kennedy earned a medical degree from the UW School of Medicine, then completed an internship and a residency at Philadelphia General Hospital. This was followed by service in the U.S. Air Force and completion of a residency in anesthesiology at the UW School of Medicine. He also served as a UW assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the 1970s.

Dr. Kennedy, in 1958, became the youngest person to summit Mount McKinley (Denali). During the climb, he carried a heavy backpack filled with camera equipment to create a 16 mm color movie of the expedition. Dr. Kennedy enjoyed gardening, travel, reading, mountain climbing and photography. He was intelligent, courageous, kind, inquisitive and amusing. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Bob W. Brawley, M.D., Res. ’66

Born July 2, 1934, in Iredell County, N.C.
Died June 16, 2015

Dr. Bob Watson Brawley was a resourceful surgeon who made lasting contributions to the science and craft of neurosurgery.

After graduation from Landis High School, Dr. Brawley received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Early in his career as an academic neurosurgeon at the University of Florida, the UW School of Medicine and the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond, he discovered a previously unknown factor in the regulation of blood flow to the brain, which garnered the attention of the international scientific community. In 1971, Dr. Brawley moved to Charlotte, N.C., to join Charlotte Neurosurgical Associates as its third physician; he practiced there for nearly three decades. During this time, he was involved in developing surgical methods to prevent stroke, and he devised a unique means of shunting blood to the brain while its main arteries were repaired.

Dr. Brawley had a gentle spirit and was present and caring to all he knew. He cherished his family and friends and was deeply curious about the world, studying flowers, trees, birds and stars. He also farmed, gardened and crisscrossed the country in his plane. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Dr. Brawley is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Eleanor Riggins Brawley, their two children Lisa (Samuel Speers) and Diana (Neal Magee), and their three grandchildren: Dare Anne, Nathaniel Everett and Lydia Grace. He was preceded in death by his brother, Pressley B. Brawley, Jr., and his sister, Betty Gail Pitts.

Gary L. Huber, M.D. ’66

Born Jan. 30, 1939, in Spokane, Wash.
Died Oct. 22, 2013, in Tyler, Texas

Dr. Gary L. Huber was a professor of medicine at Harvard University for 15 years, at the University of Kentucky for five years, and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for 10 years. He was the founder and director of the Texas Nutritional Institute at the East Texas Medical Center and Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas. Dr. Huber was board-certified in internal medicine and bariatrics.

Dr. Huber also served as a scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout troop in the East Texas Area Council and was a longtime member of the Tyler Catholic Committee on Scouting. He is survived by his wife, Mary, his children, Melissa, John, Kathryn and Michael, and his brother, Douglas Huber.

Bruce J. Wolf, M.D. ’67, Res. ’71 (ophthalmology)

Born May 16, 1941
Died Dec. 21, 2014

Dr. Bruce J. Wolf graduated cum laude from the UW School of Medicine. While serving in the U.S. Public Health Service, he traveled via small bush plane and occasionally by dogsled to deliver eye care to many underserved villages in Alaska. He stayed in Alaska, going into private practice in ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic of Fairbanks.

When Dr. Wolf retired , he moved to Blaine, Wash., and was elected to the Blaine City Council for two terms. He was integral in improving Blaine’s waterfront and developing a trail that parallels Drayton Harbor. Dr. Wolf was an athlete: a star basketball and football player in high school, a competitive tennis player as an adult, and an active golfer in retirement. He was a natural leader, an avid gardener, a philanthropist and a volunteer. He raised money for and personally supported the Blaine Jazz Festival, driving kids to and from the camp every day on a rented school bus and lending his home to festival staff.

A father to his four daughters, and a father figure to many others, Dr. Wolf’s home was always open. He attended the births of all 10 grandchildren and continued to attend significant milestone events in each of their lives, no matter where they lived. He was a devoted husband and led by example in all areas of his life. His love of life and his love for his family will always be remembered. He is survived by two brothers, Fred and Jim. He and his wife, Sandy, have four daughters, Amy (Brad Bearden), Robin (Neal Nickles), Kelli (John Sayler) and Irene (Lance Scott), and nine surviving grandchildren.

David T. English, M.D. ’68

Born June 4, 1942, in Seattle, Wash.
Died March 7, 2015, in Redondo Beach, Wash.

Dr. David T. English practiced dermatology for nearly 40 years. After graduating from the UW School of Medicine in 1968, he completed an internship and residency at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, Calif., in 1972.

Dr. English loved the Pacific Northwest and sailing on the Puget Sound. He was an avid skier at Crystal Mountain, a low handicap golfer and a very talented photographer. He is survived by his wife, Debby, three sons, Todd (Nicky), Tucker (Susana) and Darby, as well as his granddaughter, Ella English.

Thomas E. Schwark, M.D., Res. ’68 (pediatrics)

Born Dec. 7, 1938, Connellsville, Ind.
Died April 24, 2015, in Baltimore, Md.

Dr. Thomas E. Schwark, a pediatrician, served as CEO of Wyman Park Medical Center and ended his career working for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

In 1963, Dr. Schwark earned a medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed an internship at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., and a residency in pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Schwark was also a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. In 1964, he was drafted into the U.S. Air Force, and, over the next 23 years, he traveled around the world. After serving as hospital commander at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C., Dr. Schwark served as deputy command surgeon for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. He was reassigned to the surgeon general’s office at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., and then served as chief of the quality assurance division responsible for protecting healthcare services for the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps.

After leaving the U.S. Air Force with the rank of colonel, Dr. Schwark was named vice president of medical affairs at Wyman Park Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Six months later, he was appointed CEO of the hospital. Dr. Schwark also served as executive director of Wyman Park Medical Associates, the center’s professional medical group. After stepping down as CEO, he served as chairman of the consortium of former marine hospitals and headed the organization that oversees all of the marine hospitals in the nation. In 1992, Dr. Schwark established Tricare, which allows military retirees to access local medical facilities. Dr. Schwark concluded his career working for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and he was helping to establish a Medicare program in Egypt at the time of the 2011 revolution.

Dr. Schwark was known as a man of high standards, not only for himself, but also for his staff. He was an excellent physician, a wonderful Air Force officer and a very modest man. He was also a fisherman and birder, and he liked playing golf. He is survived by his wife and high-school sweetheart, Eleanor Lee Vreeland, his three sons, Stuart H. Schwark, Ryerson E. Schwark and Thomas M. Schwark, his brother, James Robert Schwark, and four grandchildren.

Robert Walter Mejo, M.D., Res. ’69 (psychiatry and behavioral sciences)

Born June 2, 1934, on Long Island, N.Y.
Died July 23, 2015

Dr. Robert Mejo, a psychiatrist, practiced in the Longview, Calif., community for three decades. He spent much of his early childhood in Europe with his father, a major in the U.S. Army — perhaps the reason for Dr. Mejo’s lifelong interest in travel. During Dr. Mejo’s studies at Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned a medical degree, he seized the opportunity to study abroad at the Sorbonne and the University of Geneva. He became fluent in French, the second of his five languages. After medical school, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon and was stationed in Australia. While Dr. Mejo was completing his residency in psychiatry at the UW School of Medicine, he met and married his love of 47 years, Susan. During his last year at the UW School of Medicine, Dr. Mejo and his medical partner led negotiations between the local police and members of the Black Panthers.

In 1974, Dr. Mejo and Susan Mejo moved to Longview, where Dr. Mejo served as the director of Lower Columbia Mental Health before to going into private practice with his wife. During the 1980s, Dr. Mejo proudly supported Susan Mejo’s journey to complete her doctorate. He retired from private practice in 2000 before returning to work at Peace Health to continue the work he loved, fully retiring in 2006.

A devoted family man, Dr. Mejo prioritized his daughters’ events and education. His empathy, caring nature, animated sense of humor and quiet wisdom stood out to all who knew him. He loved and leaves behind his wife, Susan (with whom he traveled the world), his two daughters, Kristina and Jennifer (Brent Burklund), his sister, Beverly (Jack Halpin), and many other beloved family members and friends.

Norman F. Peterson, M.D. ’69

Born Aug. 1939
Died March 1, 2015, in Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Norman F. Peterson, a psychiatrist and the founder of Peninsula Behavioral Health, passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Dr. Peterson established Peninsula Behavioral Health in 1971 with seven staff members and $100,000. Since then, the agency has grown into one of Clallam County’s major employers. In 1978, Dr. Peterson stepped down as the director but continued to serve clients as a physician consultant until 2005. He stayed in private practice until his retirement in 2013.

Dr. Peterson earned a medical degree from the UW School of Medicine after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. He was on the medical staff of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Wash., until he retired. Dr. Peterson also served as a regional medical consultant.

He was a fellow and diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. He held memberships in the Clallam County Medical Society, the Washington State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists.

Dr. Peterson died one month after the death of his wife of 50 years, Virginia. The couple, who had moved the family to Port Angeles from Seattle in 1970, enjoyed backpacking in the Olympic Mountains. They also were avid gardeners, and Dr. Peterson was an amateur photographer who entered photos in the Clallam County Fair each year. He is survived by his two sons, Joe and Daniel Peterson.

Donald B. Reece II, M.D. ’71

Born Nov. 8, 1944, in Corpus Christi, Texas
Died Aug. 16, 2015

Dr. Donald Brooks Reece II was a family practice physician for over 40 years.

Dr. Reece graduated the first in his class from Central Kitsap High School, then attended Whitman College as a Baker Scholar, followed by attendance at the UW School of Medicine. Commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he and his family moved to San Diego, Calif., and then to Pensacola, Fl. Afterward, Dr. Reece was assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. He fell in love with the area, and, before long, started working with local physicians. Eventually he established his own clinic, Carteret Family Practice, which offered an in-house pharmacy and alternative patient treatments.

Dr. Reece was extremely active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving twice as the bishop of the Morehead City Ward, and he was the team physician for West Carteret High School for many years. In 1988, Dr. Reece received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award from the governor in recognition of his service. He was also a fellow and diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

He had many passions, including Toastmasters, teaching, chess, golf, racquetball, options trading and movies. By far, his greatest passion was his family.

Dr. Reece is survived by his companion of 47 years, Joan, and their 10 children and spouses: Kari Jo Niederhauser and Kyle, Tamara Holmes and David, Tonya Fletcher and Tim, Donald Brooks Reece III and Jaz, Jacqueline Stucki and Jeff, Kimberly Norman and Brentley, Angela Arter and Jason, Kenneth Rex Reece and Kensi, Tara Dawn Tootle and TC, and Tiffany Tanner and Brandon; 49 grandchildren; and brothers and sisters: Richard and Frankie, Tom, Mark and Peggy, and Kathy and Scott Nelson.

He was preceded in death by grandson Daniel Holmes.

He was a fellow and diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians.

Terry L. Lanes, M.D. ’72

Born Feb. 17, 1942, in Anaconda, Mont.
Died Aug. 27, 2015, in Missoula, Mont.

Dr. Terry L. Lanes touched countless lives through a practice spanning four decades. Dr. Lanes attended the University of Montana and then the UW School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash., and began a thriving practice in Polson, Mont., from 1973 to 1989. He then decided to continue his education in psychiatry, serving as a senior resident at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for three years before returning to Missoula in 1992 to work for Western Montana Neuro Behavioral Specialists. In 2003, Dr. Lanes went to work at Fort Harrison in Helena, Mont., and, in 2005, he became the medical director of Western Montana Medical Health Center in Butte, Mont. From 2012 until 2015, he was a staff psychiatrist at Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, Mont., and, most recently, Dr. Lanes served as staff psychiatrist at Montana State Prison.

Dr. Lanes married Eileen McCurdy in 1965, and they had two children, Eric and Heidi. After 35 years, they divorced. Dr. Lanes then married his high-school sweetheart, Susan Blume, in 2000 and was blessed to acquire nine additional children. He enjoyed fly-fishing, restoring classic automobiles, watercolor and wood carving. Dr. Lanes attended New Life Christian Center in Polson, Mont., and served as a deacon at Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda, Mont. Together with his daughter Heidi, he went on five medical missions to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

Dr. Lanes is survived by his loving wife, Susan, his children, Eric (Paula) Lanes, Heidi (Rob) Efinger, Brian (Tiffeny) Solan, Joseph Solan, Alan Solan, Katie (Alan) Hayes, Debbie Solan, Ken (Amy) Blume, Dan Blume, Mike (Karen) Blume, and Jenny (Randy) Perkins. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Oscar “Butch” Lanes, Chuck (Sandy) Lanes, Susan Mehelich, Charlotte Cooper, Duane (Judy) Lanes, Carl (Patti) Lanes, his sisters-in-law Judy (Bill) Everett and Barbara (Reg) Scott, numerous nieces and nephews, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joshua S. Obak, M.D. ’72, FAAP, FACEP

Born Jan. 10, 1938
Died March 11, 2015

Dr. Joshua Sachio Obak retired in 2014, after 43 years as a dedicated physician serving not only the communities of San Joaquin Valley but also the Republic of Palau.

Dr. Obak graduated from Emmaus Boys School in Koror, Palau, and attended seminary in Japan and Texas. After completing pre-med schooling in Hawaii, he transferred to the UW School of Medicine, graduating in 1972. He completed an internship at Los Angeles County General, and residency training at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Valley Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. After completing residency, he went to work at Sierra Kings District Hospital in Reedley, Calif. (now known as Adventist Medical Center-Reedley) and maintained affiliations with other hospitals in Fresno and Reedley.

Whenever Dr. Obak visited the Republic of Palau, he volunteered his services and time to assist not only his former high school and church but also his extended family and the entire community. Dr. Obak was fluent in five languages (Palauan, English, Japanese, German and Spanish) and found great joy in trying to teach various family members. He is survived by his brother, Haruo N. Wilter, and his sister, Sanae N. Shmull and her son, Scott L. Shmull, and his family. He is also survived by his adoptive sisters and their families: Maria Kayoko Kawai and her granddaughter, Kiyoko Rengiil and her children, Ibuuch Sengebau and her children, Margaret Williams and her children, as well as several family members in the United States and the Republic of Palau.

Janet E. Mules, M.D., Res. ’73 (psychiatry and behavioral sciences), Res. ’74

Born Jan. 19, 1935, in Baltimore, Md.
Died March 19, 2014

Dr. Janet Elaine Mules, a psychiatrist, led an adventurous life. She attended Friends School in Baltimore, Md., Bryn Mawr College, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Mules practiced psychiatry in four states (Washington, Kansas, Colorado and Alaska). She spent more than a decade serving as a psychiatrist in the U.S. Foreign Service, and she was stationed around the world in South Africa, Mexico, India and Austria.

Dr. Mules traveled extensively as a U.S. State Department psychiatrist and for leisure, and she was called back to Africa for special services following the U.S. Embassy bombings of 1998. Her last medical practice was located in Coupeville, Wash. She had many friends and acquaintances around the world who will miss her wit and wisdom.

Dr. Mules is survived by her stepchildren: Michael Gerber, Gabrielle Gerber (Dr. Richard Belkin), Stephen Gerber (Theresa Spencer), and Judith Gerber (Bruce Goss); and by her step-grandchildren: Jori E. Belkin, Lauren E. Gerber and Christyn T. Gerber.

Richard J. Weiland, Jr., M.D. ’73

Born May 6, 1947, in Spokane, Wash.
Died Feb. 20, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.

Dr. Richard John Weiland, Jr., attended Gonzaga University in Spokane and then the UW School of Medicine. He married Jennifer (Jenny) Robertson on Sept. 11, 1971. After earning his medical degree, they moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where Dr. Weiland conducted an internship and residency in internal medicine at Indiana University from 1973 to 1975. Then Dr. Weiland was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. During his treatment and recovery, his only child, Angela, was born. Dr. Weiland went on to complete a family practice residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

In 1976, Dr. Weiland and his family moved to Grants Pass, Ore., where he took a position in emergency medicine at Josephine Memorial Hospital. In December 1984, the family moved to Clarkston, Wash., where Dr. Weiland opened a private practice in 1985.

In Clarkston, Dr. Weiland attended Holy Family Church and was a member of the Clarkston Rotary Club, where he received multiple Paul Harris Fellow Awards. He served as medical director of Tri-State Memorial Hospital Home Health and Hospice, now called Elite Home Health and Hospice, and he was the medical director of the Prestige Care center. He served nine years on the Tri-State Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, and he donated his time at the Snake River Medical Clinic as well as serving on many other hospital and community committees.

Dr. Weiland enjoyed working on projects with his wife, Jennifer, and entertaining family and friends in their home. He also enjoyed spending time with friends at the Gibler Ranch on Red River, Idaho, traveling to Vancouver, B.C., and relaxing on Maui.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, his daughter Angela Weiland Light (and her husband, Eric Light, and stepchildren Alex and Megan), numerous siblings and many nieces and nephews.

Carl T. Bell, M.D. ’75

Born Aug. 14, 1947, in Richland, Wash.
Died April 23, 2015

Dr. Carl Thomas Bell, a graduate of the UW School of Medicine, delivered 2,000 babies, including several of his grandchildren. He met his wife, Carol, while in medical school. They were married Feb. 14, 1974. As a physician, Dr. Bell cared deeply for his patients. When he saw a need, he quickly jumped to serve, always deflecting attention from himself.

Dr. Bell’s love of the gospel and Spanish was solidified on a mission trip to Central America for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He volunteered as a doctor in Tonga and Haiti. Dr. Bell also loved exercising, especially running. He completed 16 marathons and coached track and cross country. He had an incredible ability to push himself physically and mentally. Dr. Bell also loved the arts, and he was a gifted writer, producing a children’s book, numerous plays and songs. In 2013, a lifelong dream was fulfilled, as “Deseret,” a musical that he wrote and composed, was produced at the Covey Center. In 2014, Dr. Bell’s song, “I Will be Faithful,” won in the primary category of the LDS Church’s music competition.

He will be remembered as hard-working, compassionate, wise and strong.

Dr. Bell, who died of cancer, is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Baisden Bell, and their 10 children: Valecia (Matthew Green), David, Cyndi, Anji (Jeremy Branch), Richard (Analese), Allyson (Scot Vaniman), Mark (Tana), John, Summerisa (Spencer Stevens), and Tyler. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, two sisters, Diana (Mark Pratt) and Dawn Rich, mother-in-law Beverly Baisden, brother-in-law John (Charmaine) Baisden, and sister-in-law Linda Baisden.

Karen Anderson, M.D. ’76, MPH ’91

Born May 8, 1948, in Bremerton, Wash.

Dr. Karen Anderson received a National Merit Scholarship as the valedictorian of her high-school class at West High School in Bremerton, Wash., in 1966. She was also an outstanding competitive swimmer at the Bremerton YMCA. After a year at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, she returned to marry her high-school sweetheart, Bob Efird, M.D. They had two sons, Rob and Alex. She then returned to school, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and then a medical degree from the UW School of Medicine. They had two children. Tragically, on a trip to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, Dr. Anderson and her husband were involved in the Tenerife Airport disaster in the Canary Islands, and Dr. Efird was killed.

In 1980, Dr. Anderson married Joe Mentor of Silverdale and had two daughters. After the couple separated, Dr. Anderson again raised her children as a single working mom. She also received her third degree, an MPH, from the University of Washington. At her 40-year high-school reunion, Dr. Anderson became reacquainted with her friend Bob Swackhamer. They were married in 2008.

Dr. Anderson will be remembered for her extraordinary intelligence, drive and tenacity, but most of all for the love she bore her family and friends. As a doctor, she cared for those who most needed care: veterans, the developmentally disabled and those with little means. She is survived by her husband, Bob, her brother, Eric Anderson, her sister, Janet Anderson, her four children, Robert Efird, Alex Efird, Kate Anderson and Lesley Danger Bea, and several grandchildren, nieces and a nephew.

David Earl Gambill, M.D., Res. ’76 (diagnostic radiology)

Born Oct. 5, 1942
Died June 22, 2015

Dr. David Earl Gambill, a radiologist, was a partner in a leading radiology practice in Seattle, Wash., before joining the radiology group at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Mass.

Dr. Gambill was a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and he completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic before becoming a major in the U.S. Air Force at McChord Air Force base in Tacoma, Wash. He served as a flight surgeon. After his military service, he completed further medical training in radiology at the UW School of Medicine.

Dr. Gambill was an avid athlete and enjoyed all types of outdoor activities, including skiing and running. He especially loved working outside in his garden. Even as Parkinson’s disease stole his soft laugh and knack for deep, insightful conversation, he enjoyed cozy gatherings of family and friends and never lost his warm smile. Dr. Gambill was a devoted supporter of his wife, Michelle DuBois, taking great pride in her own academic and professional achievements.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Michelle, his sons, Steffen and Peter Gambill, his sister, Margaret Gambill-Koebele, and his brother, John Gambill. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey Gambill, and by many cherished nieces and nephews and a close circle of loving friends.

Brad Stanley Jordan, B.S. ’77 (physical therapy), DMT (Hon.), FAAOMPT

Born Nov. 14, 1951
Died June 15, 2015

Mr. Brad Stanley Jordan began his career in physical therapy in 1977 after graduating from the UW School of Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was appointed by the governor to the Health Services Advisory Council for the State of Washington in 1996, served two terms as treasurer of the Physical Therapy Association in Washington, and was recognized as the Clinician of the Year in 2002 by HealthSouth. He was also honored with a doctorate in manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute and named an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Mr. Jordan was the CEO, COO and director of clinical education of the Ola Grimsby Institute, where he taught residencies, fellowships and continuing education courses for many years. Recently, he served as the clinical director of Advanced Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Jordan owned, operated and built many physical therapy practices in his almost 40 years of practicing physical therapy, and he taught post-professional courses and programs in manual therapy all over the world.

Mr. Jordan was known for his clinical expertise, his sense of humor and an ability to make people feel comfortable in any situation.

Thomas M. Robbie, M.D., Res. ’80 (family medicine)

Born Oct. 5, 1950, Queens, N.Y.
Died May 19, 2015

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Michael Robbie practiced emergency medicine for 25 years in Washington state, most notably at Providence General Medical Center in Everett. He also served as the medical director of the Providence Recovery Program for nearly 10 years.

Dr. Robbie moved with his family from Queens, N.Y., to Beverly Hills, Calif., at the age of 12. He graduated from University High School and the University of California, Berkeley, followed by Tufts School of Medicine.

Dr. Robbie had an unsurpassed zest for life. His love of skiing, fishing and bicycling was trumped only by his love of delicious food, outstanding wines and long-standing friendships that spanned the globe. His laugh filled a room. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. Dr. Robbie is survived by his wife of 20 years, Kim Steppe, and his two daughters, Madison and Leah.

Sharon Kate Crowley, B.S. ’81 (physical therapy)

Born Nov. 3, 1953, in Seattle, Wash.
Died Aug. 13, 2015

Ms. Sharon Crowley, a physical therapist, worked at Kaiser Permanente in Salem, Ore., for more than 30 years. She completed a certificate program at Green River Community College to work as a physical therapy assistant. After several years of working, she enrolled in the UW School of Medicine and earned a B.S. in physical therapy. In 1984, Ms. Crowley took a position at Kaiser Permanente in Salem, Ore., where she worked until her retirement in July 2015.

Ms. Crowley met the love of her life, Doug Harbord, in 1975. Together, they traveled, hiked, rode horses and had many adventures. They married in 1977, moved to Oregon in 1984, and bought a farm in 1985. Ten years after they married, they had their first child, Geoff, and two and a half years later, Amy was born.

Ms. Crowley loved many things, most of all her family, who shared her affection for animals and nature. She was heavily involved in 4-H (mostly with the horses and goats), frequently hosting events at her farm. Ms. Crowley was also involved with the Boy Scouts, leading many hikes, and with Oregon High School’s equestrian teams. Her favorite activities were horseback riding and horse camping with friends, hiking and bicycling, and raising sheep, goats, cows and horses. She was proud of her children and never missed an opportunity to tell her friends and acquaintances about their lives.

Although Ms. Crowley’s life was interrupted by two occurrences of breast cancer, her health was excellent. However, while riding her bike on a 10-mile loop near her home, she suffered an acute aneurysm related to an undetected brain tumor. She is greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Paul A. Swinehart, Jr., M.D., Res. ’82 (anesthesiology)

Born Jan. 19, 1952, in Spokane, Wash.
Died March 8, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash.

Dr. Paul Alpheus Swinehart, Jr., practiced anesthesia for 28 years with Tacoma Anesthesia Associates. He attended Washington State University, received a medical degree from the Creighton University School of Medicine, and did a residency in anesthesiology at the UW School of Medicine.

Always supporting the underdog, Dr. Swinehart was a lifelong WSU Cougar fan. He loved animals and the natural environment and gave generously to organizations committed to their welfare. He also enjoyed boating, hiking and open spaces, none more than his beloved Priest Lake, Idaho. Dr. Swinehart was proud of his Scandinavian heritage and Lutheran identity. He was an avid reader of history, spy novels, and stories of mountain and ocean adventures, and he loved many different kinds of music. .

He is survived by his four daughters, Elizabeth Mulligan-Ferry, Meredith Swinehart, Caroline Swinehart and Stephanie Swinehart. He is also survived by his sister, Paula Crawford, his brother, Martin Swinehart, and his former spouse, Christine Swinehart. Dr. Swinehart was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald Swinehart and Sam Swinehart.

Terence Calderwood, M.D. ’86

Born Nov. 17, 1959, in Newbury, England
Died March 23, 2015

Dr. Terence “Terry” Calderwood received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Montana in Missoula. He earned a medical degree through the WWAMI program at the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Calderwood completed a family practice residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then accepted a position in Missoula, Mont., where he cared for his patients for 18 years. In 2007, Dr. Calderwood moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he joined Heritage Health as a family practitioner.

Dr. Calderwood was an avid outdoorsman with a genuine passion for fishing, taking many memorable trips with his brothers throughout the United States and Canada. He was a man of many interests, including piloting his own plane, photography, golf and astronomy. While in Missoula, Dr. Calderwood earned numerous awards as an accomplished champion marksman. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Dr. Calderwood is survived by his mother, Pat, his siblings, Tim, Claire (Jack Reynolds), Mark (Carol), and Mike (Donna), and his nieces and nephews.

Carrie Lynne Volk, B.S. ’90 (physical therapy)

Born July 17, 1962, in Victorville, Calif.
Died March 24, 2014

Ms. Carrie Lynne Volk, a physical therapist, was the director of physical medicine at Auburn Regional Medical Center in Auburn, Wash. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then continued her education, earning a degree in physical therapy from the UW School of Medicine in 1990, with a specialty in wound care. Ms. Volk worked as a clinician for several decades, including serving at Auburn Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Volk battled with brain tumors since 1982, which robbed her of nearly all her sight. However, her goals remained clear. Over her 32-year battle with cancer, she had multiple surgeries, procedures and trial medications. Ms. Volk was a fighter and an inspiration to many people. She led the fight to find a cure, organizing and leading the Auburn Regional Medical Center’s Relay for Life campaign for several years.

Ms. Volk was a devoted wife to James, her high-school sweetheart, and a loving mother to her children, Danielle and Zachary. She was patient and kind, and, despite the issues she dealt with daily, she would help anyone at a drop of a hat. She enjoyed shopping, camping, skiing and gardening, and had unconditional love for everyone. Ms. Volk is survived by her husband, her children and a large extended family, which includes her mother, Polly Hall, her brother, Jim, and her two sisters, Sheri McKern and Jodi Cullens.

Yasmin A. Ahmedi, M.D. ’09

Born Aug. 15, 1982, in Seattle, Wash.
Died April 29, 2015

Dr. Yasmin A. Ahmedi was born and raised in Seattle. After receiving a B.S. in neurobiology from the University of Washington, she earned an M.D. from the UW School of Medicine in 2009. She then held a one-year residency in pediatrics, working as a hospitalist at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. She was in the first year of a gastroenterology fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego when she died suddenly and tragically from complications of her second pregnancy.

Dr. Ahmedi was known by all as a bright, sweet spirit whose generosity and kindness characterized all her interactions. She was the mother of two beautiful children, a loving wife, daughter and sister, a wise and caring physician, and a beloved friend to many.

The Yasmin Ahmedi Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 through the generous contributions of the family of Twiggy Lee, M.D. ’09, and the many friends and family who knew and loved Dr. Ahmedi. The fund was established to support an aspiring pediatric resident who embodies the compassion, humility and optimism that defined Dr. Ahmedi’s all-too-brief life. She is survived by her husband, Adnan Ghadiali, her three-year-old daughter, Zahra, and her newborn son.

Gifts to the Ahmedi fund may be directed to UW Medicine.

Faculty and Former Faculty

Alexander Whitehill Clowes, M.D.

Born 1946
Died July 7, 2015

Dr. Alexander (“Alec”) Whitehill Clowes was a UW professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery from 1995 to 2007. He specialized in peripheral vascular conditions and held the V. Paul Gavora and Helen S. and John A. Schilling Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Clowes attended Harvard Medical School, received surgery training at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, completed advanced training in vascular surgery at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Mass., and pursued research in the laboratory of Dr. Morris Karnovsky at Harvard Medical School, where he developed a lifelong interest in vascular biology and arterial wound healing. In 1980, Dr. Clowes joined UW Medicine’s Department of Surgery, becoming a professor in 1990, chair of the department from 1992 to 1993, and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery from 1995 to 2007. Dr. Clowes also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery, and his collected scientific publications fill over six volumes. However, Dr. Clowes considered his greatest achievements to be the care he gave his patients and his mentoring of young physicians. He was also the president of his family’s foundation, The Clowes Fund, and was a longtime member of the board at the Seattle Symphony.

In 1998, Dr. Clowes’ first wife, Monika Clowes, passed away. In 2000, he married Susan Detweiler, M.D., delighting in the family life he shared with Susan’s children, Aaron and Amanda, and in being a grandfather. Dr. Clowes is survived by his wife, Susan, her children, Aaron Patterson (Erin) and Amanda Lovelace (Blake), his granddaughters, Charlotte, Claire and Alice, his sisters, Margaret (Frank Bowles) and Edith (Craig Huneke), and his brother, Jonathan Clowes (Evelyn), as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Wayne Katon, M.D., Res. ’79 (psychiatry and behavioral sciences)

Died March 1, 2015

Dr. Wayne Katon, UW vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., earning a medical degree from the University of Oregon. His achievements include establishing the Division of Health Services and Psychiatric Epidemiology within the department, bringing in more than $25 million in research grants, and spending three decades testing and developing models of care to make mental health care more accessible. This work culminated in several publications and the evolution of a model of collaborative care that is implemented in more than 150 primary-care clinics in Washington state, including the UW Neighborhood Clinics.

Dr. Katon also authored several books, edited General Hospital Psychiatry and mentored junior faculty across several departments. He will be awarded (posthumously) the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association for a lifetime of outstanding contributions.

Dr. Katon is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and two daughters, Jodi and Rachel. The Wayne Katon Memorial Fund has been established to support the next generation of psychiatry students. Gifts can be made online to the Katon fund.

Robert F. Labbé, Ph.D.

Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Portland, Ore.
Died March 23, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.

Dr. Robert F. Labbé earned a degree from Oregon State University, was awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to study at Columbia University, served as faculty at the University of Oregon, and was part of the Enzyme Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He joined the UW Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Biochemistry in 1957, was awarded a U.S. Public Health Service Special Fellowship to do research in Australia in 1965, and, from 1966 until 1971, held a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. He spent the rest of his career at UW Medicine, transferring to the Department of Laboratory Medicine in 1974, where he became head of clinical chemistry in 1980.

Dr. Labbé published approximately 100 papers on wide-ranging interests, and his research activities involved pyrrole metabolism and nutrition and their interrelationships; he was a member of numerous scientific and professional organizations. He also was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1981, Dr. Labbé received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry Through Research from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

He is survived by his daughters, Sharlene (James Forbes) and Yvonne (Wallace Guptill), his grandchildren Brad and Lisa Forbes, and David (Lisa) and Rachel Guptill, and two nieces and five nephews. His wife, Norma Lee, and his daughter Valerie preceded him in death.

Roy Mark Mays, Jr., Ph.D., J.D.

Born 1949
Died March 22, 2014, in Spokane, Wash.

Dr. Roy Mark Mays, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., served on the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2003. Since 2010, he served with the Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Health Industry Development Group and was on the board of directors for Spokane Community Mental Health Center from 1981 to 2013. He was a UW Medicine adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, and a clinical professor with the department from 2005 until 2014. In 2008, Dr. Mays was the Democratic Party candidate for Washington state’s 5th Congressional District.

Dr. Mays received a B.A. in sociology and psychology in 1970 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, an M.A. in psychology in 1972 from the University of Texas, Austin, a Ph.D. in psychology in 1973 from the University of Texas, Austin, and a J.D. in 1985 from Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Wash. He conducted a post-doctoral residency in clinical psychology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, serving as chief resident in 1974.

Dr. Mays was a loving husband, father, brother, granddad, uncle and friend. He will be remembered for his humor, his unconditional love, his selflessness, his energy, and the countless way he impacted the lives of so many. He is survived by his wife, Paula Dillon Mays, his five children, Chris, Jennifer, Nick, Kim and Kellie, his sister, Marilyn, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerrold M. Milstein M.D.

Born April 21, 1939
Died July 12, 2014

Dr. Jerrold Marshall Milstein passed away from pancreatic cancer at his home surrounded by his family. He joined the faculty of Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine as associate professor in the Department of Neurology. He served as director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology until 1992. In 2007, he retired after 30 years of dedicated and compassionate patient care.

Throughout Dr. Milstein’s life, he pursued many hobbies, all with a passion for perfection. He was a devoted father who tried not to miss his sons’ many activities. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, his brother, Dr. Jay Milstein, and his two sons David (Nakaba) and Jonathan (Deborah), and five grandchildren: Anna, Ian, Noah, Olivia and Benjamin.

Daniel Charles Moore, Sr., M.D.

Born Sept. 9, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died Sept. 6, 2015

Dr. Daniel Moore was a graduate of Amherst College, then received a medical degree from Northwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., in 1945. He served in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army from 1945–1947. After receiving an honorable discharge, he joined the Mason Clinic Partnership and became the first chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and the first director of anesthesiology at Virginia Mason Hospital, where he established a residency training program in 1950.

Dr. Moore was instrumental to Virginia Mason Hospital becoming the first hospital in Seattle, if not the entire world, to provide 24-hour anesthesia coverage. He joined the UW Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in 1983; he had served as clinical faculty since 1963. After retirement from UW Medicine, he continued to teach and to publish in peer-reviewed medical journals until 2011. He authored four books, more than 200 publications and nine teaching videos.

Dr. Moore served as president of the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists, secretary of the Section on Anesthesiology of the American Medical Association, and president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, among other roles. He was a member of many professional groups and received many awards, including the Gaston Labat Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, the Ralph M. Waters Award from the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Carl Koller Gold Medal from the European Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Dr. Moore is survived by his four children: Barbara Strauss, Nancy VanAmerongen, Daniel Moore, Jr., and Susan Moore, as well as by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Robert Campbell Coe, M.D.

Born Nov. 1918, in Seattle, Wash.
Died July 17, 2015, in Seattle, Wash.

Dr. Robert C. Coe’s father, Herbert Coe, was a surgeon; so was his grandfather, Seattle pioneer Franz Hunt Coe. Robert Coe followed in their footsteps, entering Harvard Medical School. However his education was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as a lieutenant and executive officer of the U.S.S. Bronstein. (He also married his high-school sweetheart, Bobby (Josephine) Weiner.) After the war, Dr. Coe remained a U.S. Navy reserve officer, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. Upon graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Coe completed an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Then the Coes returned to Seattle, where Dr. Coe practiced for the next 40 years in downtown Seattle, on Mercer Island and at Swedish.

Dr. Coe was active in various professional societies and community activities throughout his life: the King County Medical Association, the Seattle Surgical Society, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; he was also the chair of the Washington State Medical Quality Control Board and served several terms on the Mercer Island City Council after he retired. Dr. Coe participated in scouting with his sons, sailed competitively — he was a member of the Cruising Club of America — and climbed (with Mrs. Coe) the 10 highest peaks in Washington state. He and Mrs. Coe also owned and ran Hidden Valley Guest Ranch in Cle Elum, Wash., for 25 years, and created the Herbert E. Coe Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Coe is survived by his children, Bruce and Kim Coe, Gigi Coe and Michael Garland, and Matthew and Pam Coe, as well as several grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Jane Isakson Lea

Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Seattle, Wash.
Died May 21, 2015

Mrs. Jane Lea received a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian studies and a master’s degree in librarianship from the University of Washington. Her first spouse, Johnellis Jones, died of a brain tumor in 1971. She then married her longtime friend, James Lea, the founder of Cascade Design.

Mrs. Lea carried on her family’s interest in the Scandinavian community by serving as a trustee of the Nordic Heritage Museum, becoming a charter member and an active dancer with Nordiska Folkdancers, and serving as a strong supporter of the Swedish Club in Seattle, Wash. — her parents had helped construct it. In 2008, Mrs. Lea was named “Swede of the Year” by the club.

Mrs. Lea eventually formed the Jane Isakson Lea Foundation, which supports the Swedish Club and other Swedish cultural activities in the region, and she and Mr. Lea reached the status of UW Medicine Benefactors, having supported medical research.

Frank Wilson Pritt III

Born June 5, 1940, in Charleston, W.Va.
Died July 28, 2015, in Bellevue, Wash.

Mr. Frank Wilson Pritt III was a philanthropist and a highly successful businessman. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Northrup University in Inglewood, Calif., in the 1960s. Employment opportunities at Union Carbide, IBM, CCI and Harris Corporation followed. In the late 1970s, Frank and Julia, his first wife, moved to Bellevue, Wash., where Mr. Pritt worked as a regional sales representative selling mainframe terminals. The Pritts then founded and managed a software company called Attachmate Corporation; it became one of the most successful privately held software companies in Washington state.

Frank and Julia divorced in 1991, and Mr. Pritt relocated to southern California. In 1994, he married his second wife, Melanie. In 2005, Mr. Pritt sold his business and retired; in 2013, the couple divorced.

Mr. Pritt enjoyed many things: his family, home improvements, cars, gardening, boating, scuba diving — and philanthropy. He gave away millions of dollars to various causes, and, with his gift to the Pritt Family Endowed Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, became a UW Medicine Laureate. Mr. Pritt is survived by his uncle, George Pritt, his brother, Wayne Pritt, his children, Ronda Waite, Laura Lee Pritt and Darren Pritt, his stepchildren, Kelsey Daviscourt and Ashley Wiegman, his sons-in-law, Don Waite and Jeff Daviscourt, his daughter-in-law, Janine Pritt, and eight grandchildren.

Ellyn W. Swanson

Born Nov. 26, 1925, in Columbia, Ill.
Died June 16, 2015

Mrs. Ellyn Weinel Swanson graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., with a major in mathematics, and she married August G. Swanson, M.D., Res. ’58 (neurology) in 1947. The couple moved to Boston, where Dr. Swanson attended Harvard Medical School; then, when he served in the U.S. Navy, the family moved around the country. After his military service was complete, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Dr. Swanson pursued a career in pediatric neurology. In 1993, upon his retirement, the Swansons returned to Seattle, where Dr. Swanson had done his residency.

During Mrs. Swanson’s early Seattle years, she was active in the PTA, Woodland Park Church, and the Girl Scouts. While in Washington, D.C., she became active in the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, where she served as president. Mrs. Swanson had a strong commitment to education, becoming a member of the Friends of the UW School of Medicine, including serving as its president, and creating the August G. Swanson, M.D. Endowed Scholarship at UW Medicine.

Mrs. Swanson is survived by her children, Eric (Devon Hodges), Rebecca (Simon Fitch), Margaret Vance, Emilie Long, Jenni Voorhees (Jim), M.D., and August (Lola Jacobson). She is also survived by three nieces and nephews, 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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