In Memory - KU Medical Center remembers

This page is dedicated to honoring the members of the KU Medical Center community who have passed away.  



H. Clark Anderson, M.D., Emeritus Harrington Professor of Orthopedics and Professor Emeritus of Pathology, died Oct. 8.


Patricia Thomas, M.D., professor in pathology and laboratory medicine died May 6.

Valarie Biscanin, retiree, died May 16. Valarie worked at KU Medical Center from 1979–2014.


William M. Diedrich, professor emeritus in the Hearing and Speech Department, died March 27. 

Ruth Brennaman, sponsored programs coordinator in the Research Institute, died March 27. 


Francis (Pete) Cuppage, M.D., former professor in the Department of Pathology, died February 21.



Bernice Jackson, business manager in Continuing Education and Professional Development, died July 30.

Marjorie Spurrier Sirridge, M.D., a Distinguished Alumna of the KU School of Medicine, died July 30.


Ruben David Bunag, M.D., professor emeritus in the department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, died Tuesday, June 17.

Robert P. Hudson, M.D., professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, died Sunday, June 15.


Louise Redford, medical translator and Auxiliary member, died Monday, May 19.


Louis Metoyer Jr., safety and security officer, died Sunday, March 9. He worked more than 20 years in the paint shop and public safety.


Eloise Daniel, technical support specialist, died Tuesday, Feb. 18.



Robert Van Citters, M.D., a School of Medicine graduate who went on to become dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine, died Dec. 7 in Edmonds, Washington.


Vickie Syrus, senior coordinator in the School of Medicine, died on Sunday, Nov. 10. 

E. Grey Dimond, M.D., a former department chair who later founded the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, died Nov. 3 at his home.


Jacob K. Frenkel, professor emeritus of pathology, died at his home in Sante Fe, New Mexico, in August.


Gerald Kerby, a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and faculty member for 46 years, died on June 12.


Stanley Nelson, professor emeritus of anatomy and cell biology, died on May 29.

Sterling Williams, a former chair of obstetrics and gynecology and the founder of a program to use music therapy in the delivery room, died on May 19.

Hildegard Knopp, the first intern for the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition and the 2008 recipient of the School of Health Professions' Life Long Learner award, died on May 8.


Leone Mattioli, a professor emeritus of pediatrics and an expert in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease in infants and children, died February 10.


Adele Hall, a philanthropist and civic leader who with her husband, Don Hall, was one of KU's most generous donors, died on January 26. 



Dewey Ziegler, an acclaimed neurologist who was chief of the Section of Neurology from 1966-1974 and served as the inaugural chair of the Department of Neurology from 1974 to 1985, died on September 13.


Stata Norton, an internationally recognized pharmacologist and former Dean of the School of Health Professions and Professor Emeritus of pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics, died in late August.



Daniel J. Stechschulte, Sr., a professor of medicine and director of the Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, which he established more than 35 years ago, died on July 4.


Ruth Kamm, risk manager in the General Counsel's Office from August, 1987, until her retirement on December 31, 2010, died on March 2.


Marvin Dunn, an internationally acclaimed cardiologist who served as dean of the KU School of Medicine from 1980 to 1984, head of the Department of Internal Medicine's cardiology section and faculty member for 46 years, died on February 16.

Last modified: Oct 19, 2015
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