« March - April 2013 | Main | December 2012 »

February - March 2013

Philip E. Greenman DO, general practice in Buffalo, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State, d. February 5, age 84.  He retired to Tucson in 2004.  Never a PCMS member.

Del V. Steinbronn MD, urologist, died in a plane crash in Casa Grande, Feb.6, age 65.  He was born in Phoenix and earned his MD from the UA College of Medicine in 1974.  He did residencies in urology and radiation oncology at the UA and joined the faculty.  He entered private practice in 1986.  He was a PCMS member 1978-present.

Charles Pullen MD, pediatrician, died Feb. 22, age 87.  He grew up in Flagstaff.  Med Sch: Southwestern Medical School (Dallas). Capt, US Air Force, stationed at DM in Tucson.  Private practice 1960-1980 in Tucson, during which he was a founding faculty member of the UA College of Medicine.  Lt. Col US Army at Fort Huachuca 1981-1985.  Worked at the hospital in Ganado, AZ, 1985-1994. He was an avid hiker, photographer and PCMS member.

Harold G. Carstensen MD, OB/GYN, d. Feb 20, age 87.  Med sch University of Chicago ‘49.  I- Chicago Lying in 49-50. R. Walter Reed ’54.  Lt Col US Army eight years.  Started practice in Tucson in 1956.  Moved to practice to Harlingen, Texas in 1975.  PCMS member 1956-1975.

Elizabeth Kayser RN, Who earned her nursing degree at St. Mary’s in Tucson and later became a nurse anesthetist and was president of the nurse anesthetist association, d. Feb. 5, age 72.

Eva Susan Poage RN, who worked at TMC as a nurse after graduation from the University of Arizona, d. Feb 16, age 60.

Mary Louise Crawford RN, who spent most of her life in Tucson and was a biofeedback therapist and advocate, died in Californis Nov. 6, 2012.

Patricia Ann Montano, who attended St. Mary’s Nursing School and worked at St. Mary’s and Pima County Hospital, d. Feb 16, age 80.

Betty Jo Stokoe RN, a Tucson resident 1968-1979 and since 1999 who earned her nursing degree later in life and worked at Tehachapi Hospital in California, d. Feb 23, age 82.

Mary Helen Allison RN, MPH, graduated from the St. Mary’s School of Nursing and went on to earn BSN and MPH from the University of Arizona.  She worked at Carl Hayden Hospital and was an ER nurse at St. Mary’s before becoming a supervisor and instructor of nursing at Pima Community College.  She died Feb 25, age 84.

Other - Joseph Leon Balensi, doctor of East Asian medicine and a founding member of the Arizona Board of Acupuncture, d. Feb. 14, age 61.  Ronald R. Gilman,  who became a lab tech in the air force and worked his way up to Lab Supervisor at Kino Hospital, d. Feb. 23, age 53.