Thomas Fredrick Way MD, general surgeon, d. Jan. 4, age 80. Med sch: St. Louis Univ. Capt. US Army, private practice (solo) Merced. Moved to Tucson in 2005. Never a member.
Balz Isler MD, orthopedic surgeon at Thomas Davis, Tucson Clinic, d. in Zurich of pancreatic cancer (source: Dr. Sidi). He did an internship and residency at THMEP from 1973-1976.
Ave June Wolfe MD, pediatrician who lived in Tucson 1978-2006. Never a member.
Graydon Randolph Forrer MD, psychiatrist and father of neurologist Scott Forrer MD, d. Jan. 17, age 86. Med sch: Michigan ’49. USPHS and training in psychiatry. Practiced in Flint, Michigan 1955-1987. Moved to Anchorage and practiced 1987-1998, when he moved to Tucson. Never a PCMS member.
Nancy Joy Reinhardt RN, graduate of Tucson High who played in both the Badger and UA marching bands and who graduated from Mercy College of Nursing in San Diego and worked as nurse for decades, d. Jan 6, age 70.
Beatrice Smith RN, graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Spokane, d. Jan. 11, age 95.
Sara T. Friedman RN, wife of neurologist Arnold Friedman MD who worked as a nurse in the Pacific Northwest, Boston and New York state, d. Jan 10, age 99.
Patricia Bukowski Smith RN, moved to Tucson in 1973 and worked at Posada del Sol and TMC and co-founded Home and Hospital Services of Tucson. She died Jan. 14, age 72.
Patricia Anne Walsh RN, graduate of Alfred University (NY) who worked as a public health nurse in Santa Cruz County and in OB?GYN and oncology at UMC, d. Jan. 24, age 86.
Edith Barbour Lauver RN, former head of nursing at Pima County and Kino hospitals, d. Jan 14 of COPD, age 77.
Other: Gabe Zimmerman, aide to Rep. Gabby Giffords and who helped constituents get VA and Medicare help as well as worked on health policy and is the step-son of Pamela Golden MD, d. Jan 8 in a mass shooting, age 30. Sandi Strachen, an original staff member of the Pima Community Access Program who was in charge of the physician network, died suddenly December 21, age 65.