Deaths in the Pima County Health Care Family

Friday
Jun112010

June 2010

Karen C. Larson MD, physical medicine and rehab, d. April 16, age 60.  Med sch Arizona ’75, trained in family practice Arizona, PMR at UC Irvine.  Practice in Tucson 1980-2003.  ArMA delegate 1983-1985.  Member 1980-2010.

Virginia S. Furrow MD, pediatrics, d. April 25, age 91.  Med sch Baylor ’42. I-Baylor, R-Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Hosp (Cincinnati).  Worked at the Pima County Health Department.  Member 1962-2010.

Patrick J. DiFonzo MD, internist, d. April 19, age 59.  Medical board data erased by 4/26 so no more info available.  Never a member.

Daniel S. Forsyth MD, pediatrics, d. 4/29/10, age 88.  Med sch: NY Univ College of Med ’50. I/R-Queens Gen Hosp.  50-53.  Came to Tucson in 1953, office 1018 N. Country Club. Moved to 601 N. Wilmot in 1968.  Retired 1987.  Served in ETO 1943-1946; POW 2 months.  Member 1953-2010.

John B. Patterson MD, plastic surgeon, d. April 10, age 99, in Tucson.  Med sch: Michigan, ’36.  Training Boston.  Learned plastic surg from James T. Mills 1946.  Retired 1984.  Never practiced in Tucson.

Willard C. Meyer MD, urologist from Evanston IL, d. May 13 in Tucson, age 88.  Retired here in 1987 after 35 years of practice.

Kathern Naomi Johnson RN, 1943 graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital nursing school and served in the Army during WW II and most Tucson hospitals, d. April 4, age 87.

Helen Cunliffe, nurse who trained in Rochester MN and worked with the Mayo Brothers as well as with the US Public Health Service, d. April 14, age 97.

Joanne Kibler, Nurse for 40 years in Tucson, first with TMC, later various schools, d. April 12, age 88.

Eveline Leonora Koplin RN, Nurse in Minnesota, Chicago and TMC, d. May 5, age 93.

Rosezella H. Doyle, nurse, d. May 8, age 88.  Came to Tucson in 1945.

Doris Louise Cotham Spencer, nurse, d. May 27, age 90.  OB/GYN nurse at TMC for 20 years (c. 1956-1976).

Margaret E. Brady, graduate of nursing school in Danville, IL, and worked at a hospital in Tyler Texas until 1946, d. May 27, age 92.

Anne Kirkorian RN, graduate of St. Joseph’s school of nursing, San Francisco, in 1937, d. June 3, age 98.

OtherMartha Naomi Hyman, daughter of Dr. Mayer Hyman and worked at TMC and Radiology Limited, d. May 2, age 63.  Noah Warren Cohen, son of Dr. Stephen Cohen, d. May 16, age 12.  Christine Kumiega, daughter of former medical society bookkeeper Carla Kumiega, d. May 20, age 25. John Spzizen, department head of microbiology at the UA College of Medicine 1979-1988, d. May 3, age 93.  Margaret Tonella, head accountant at the VA in Tucson, 1966-1986, d. May 16.

 

 

Thursday
Apr292010

2010: May

Duncan Campbell MD, general surgeon, d. March 8, age 84.  Med Sch. Boston U ’54, trained in Boston, taught North Dakota med sch. 61-66.  Came to Tucson 1966, joined Thomas Davis.  In 1970 joined SW Surgery Associates.  Member 1968-1989.

Mark Stuart Potzler MD, FP, d. March 9, age 53, in Pueblo, Colorado.  Son of Dr. William Potzler, a Nogales physician who died at TMC in 1964 after being blown out of a pick-up on the way to a picnic.

Bessie Lee Barnett Garner, nurse in West Virginia, d. Feb. 18, age 104. 

Ada Kline Harrison, nurse in Ohio, d. March 9, age 104. 

Elsa Mae Stiger RN, nurse for 40 years, d. March 14, age 87. 

Flora Bullock Ingram RN, wound and ostomy care at St. Joseph’s, d. March 26, age 69. 

Barbra Jean Gibson RN, Nurse at UMC for 16 years, d. March 28, age 66.

Magdalene Gerrish, nurse at St. Mary’s and owner of Szechuan Omei restaurant, d. April 5, age 87.

Shirley M. Oakes, nurse and QA auditor for Group Health, d. April 2. 

Other:  Victoria Cajero, radiation technician, d. March 9 age 53.  Roslyn Pesin, mother of Donald Jeck MD & grandmother of David Jeck MD, d. March 25, age 88. Thomas C. Landreth, worker at the Pima County Health Department, d. March 29, age 79.  Albert V. LeBouton, professor of anatomy at the UA College of Medicine, d. March 9.  Velma Dobson PhD, professor of ophthalmology as well as wife of Partick Burke MD and mother of Andrew Burke MD, d. April 9.

Dr. Klein noted Anita Dworin, wife of Milton Dworin MD, d. 3/9/10, age 85.

 

Friday
Apr162010

2010: April 

Duncan Campbell MD, general surgeon, d. March 8, age 84.  Med Sch. Boston U ’54, trained in Boston, taught North Dakota med sch. 61-66.  Came to Tucson 1966, joined Thomas Davis.  In 1970 joined SW Surgery Associates.  Member 1968-1989.

Mark Stuart Potzler MD, FP, d. March 9, age 53, in Pueblo, Colorado.  Son of Dr. William Potzler, a Nogales physician who died at TMC in 1964 after being blown out of a pick-up on the way to a picnic.

Bessie Lee Barnett Garner, nurse in West Virginia, d. Feb. 18, age 104. 

Ada Kline Harrison, nurse in Ohio, d. March 9, age 104. 

Elsa Mae Stiger RN, nurse for 40 years, d. March 14, age 87. 

Flora Bullock Ingram RN, wound and ostomy care at St. Joseph’s, d. March 26, age 69. 

Barbra Jean Gibson RN, Nurse at UMC for 16 years, d. March 28, age 66.

Magdalene Gerrish, nurse at St. Mary’s and owner of Szechuan Omei restaurant, d. April 5, age 87.

Shirley M. Oakes, nurse and QA auditor for Group Health, d. April 2. 

Other:  Victoria Cajero, radiation technician, d. March 9 age 53.  Roslyn Pesin, mother of Donald Jeck MD & grandmother of David Jeck MD, d. March 25, age 88. Thomas C. Landreth, worker at the Pima County Health Department, d. March 29, age 79.  Albert V. LeBouton, professor of anatomy at the UA College of Medicine, d. March 9.  Velma Dobson PhD, professor of ophthalmology as well as wife of Partick Burke MD and mother of Andrew Burke MD, d. April 9.



Tuesday
Mar302010

2010: January - March

Robert M. Anderson MD, thoracic surgeon, d. January 8, age 89.  Med school: Marquette ’46.  I Hollywood Pres ’47.  R. Santa Barbara ’53, F. Sanum Clinic ’56.  Professor at USC ’57-62.  Helped invent the heart lung machine.  Moved to Tucson in 1962.  1985 PCMS vice president.  Retired 1986.  Member 1962-2010.     It was recalled his surgical career ended when he walked through a sliding glass door and was badly cut.   

Frank Shallenberger MD, family practice, d. Jan 17, age 87.  Med Sch. Maryland ’46.  Came to Tucson in 1950.  “Retired” 1986.  Member 1951-2010.        

Otto F. Sieber MD, pediatrics, infectious disease, d. 12/20/09 of pancreatic cancer, age 78.  Med Sch” Cincinnati ’58.  With UA.  Member 1971-1980.

Don Smith MD, general surgeon, d. Jan 14 from strokes, age 90.  Med Sch:  North Dakota, Northwestern.  Never a member.  Father of local OB/GYN Linda Turner MD.

John S. Copley MD, occupational medicine, d. Feb. 9 17, age 77, of cancer.  Med Sch. Nebraska ’61.  Worked in Tucson with Hughes and Raytheon.   Member 1983-2010.

Terry M. Carsey RN, d. Jan 12, age 83.  Nurse in Navy and elsewhere.    

Heidi Anne Behrens RN, d. Feb. 19, age 54.  Worked at VA in Prescott.

Linda E. Coffy Olsen RN, d. Feb. 21, age 53.  Worked at TMC.

Edna Balaniz Upham RN, d. Feb. 21, age 90.  Worked in Army and elsewhere.  Dr. Tretbar said she used to work at the Tucson Clinic and the patients loved her.

Mary Eileen Collings RN, d. Jan. 28, age 87.  Was a nurse until she married.

Ginger Asher-Weigel RN, d. Feb 4. 

OtherEileen Del Prete, worked at St. Joseph’s for 20 years, d. Jan 23.  Bernette “Ann” Robison, radiology tech who became head of nuclear medicine at Beech Grove, IN, hospital, d. Oct. 14 in a car wreck, age 80.  Sister Joan Marie Reidy CSJ, d. Jan 10. Dr. Klein added Diane Dicken, 60, daughter of Warren Eddy MD.  Karla Marie Rittgers Davis, Patient Services Specialist with Bennet Davis MD, d. Feb 27 age 40.  Adelina Gonzalez Jackson, nurse tech, d. Feb 25, age 81. Annette Carey, daughter of Ross Magee MD, d. March 6, age 53.  Ester “Marge” Milligan, worked in TMC pediatric ward in the 1970s, d. Feb. 22, age 86.  Merton Flom, optometrist, d. Feb. 14, age 83.  Dr. Klein said the son of Marshall Jones MD died Feb. 21 and that Jorge Godinez MD died.  Dr. Johnson said William John Andrews MD died Feb. 22.  He was an anesthesiologist, age 64. 



Tuesday
Mar302010

2009: November - December

Warren D. Eddy Jr. MD, ORS, d. October 29, age 88. Med school: Tufts. I/R Brooke Army Hospital.  Offices: 1540 N. Norton, 601 N. Wilmot #98; Chief ORS at Kino 1980-1988.   Retired in 1988.  Very Active Member 1957-2009.  He carried a Maine accent all his years in the Southwest.  Dr. Dale recalled that when he was a resident, Dr. Hastings senior would not allow him to do any cases.  One night a man came in after having his foot run over by a train.  “I was so looking forward to calling Dr. Hastings in at 5 a.m., but who should be on call, Dr. Eddy, the nicest man in the world.”  We did the case together.

Audrey Opulski MD, d. November 3, age 81.  Med school: Vermont ’60.  I/R St. Francis Hosp, Hartford. MPH ’70.  Career around world in public health, but mainly with Pima County Health Dept.  Member 1971-1997, served on PCMS Board 91-93.

W. David Jacoby, Jr. MD, Derm, d. November 25, age 66, (heart incident). Med school: Mich ‘69. I/R Henry Ford Hospital.  Offices: 2530 E. Broadway (w/Otis Miller) then joined John Haradsen and Ed Rather on Carondelet (later NW office as well).   Introduced Moh’s surgery to Tucson.  Member 1975-2009. 

George W. King MD, FP, d. November 23, age 87.  Med school: Wash Univ ‘46.  I/R Lutheran ‘47/Barnes Hosp ’47, St. Mary’s ‘50-51.  Began practice as GP in 1952 and worked here for 40 years.  PCMS secretary treasurer ’70-73; PCMS Board ’90-92.  Served on many committees.  Member 1952-2008.

Harry Lou Fontenova DO, d. in late December or early January, age 87.  Med school: Des Moines.  Began practice in Tucson in 1950 at Pima and Alvernon.  Helped build Tucson General.  Never a member.

Anna Rebecca Bartlett, Nurse, d. Oct. 12, age 97.  Worked at Preventorium, which was located in the Gilbert Ray Campground, west of the Tucson Mountains.  Dr. Klein recalls the building from when he was in Boy Scouts. The Preventorium was a place where children of TB sufferers went to prevent infection from their parents.            

Juana Wong Gin, Nurse, d. Nov 1, age 86.  Became a nurse in native China with missionaries.          

Shirley Mae Drury, RN, d. Oct 30, age 75.  Retired in 1996 after long nursing career.    

Valarie D. Miller, Nurse, d. Nov 8.  TMC OR nurse for 34 years.            

Edith Miriam Goodsell Sairs McClure, RN, d. in Oct 30.  Long career as an army and hospital nurse in New York and Wisc.   Retired to Tucson.    

Phyllis Ethridge, Nurse, died Dec. 23, age 75.  Entered St. Mary’s nursing school at age 17 and worked for Carondelet for 41 years, including director of nursing.  Highly awarded throughout her long and excellent career.

Kimberley Ann Malisewski RN, d. Dec 16, age 55.  Neonatal and community health nurse.

Betty Tschappat Brewer RN, d. Dec. 4, age 74.  Nurse in Illinois and Michigan.  Retired to Tucson.

Hildegard Eleanor Haynes RN, d. Dec 10.  Worked in Tucson as a nurse and with the NIH health initiative for women.

Hope Louise Bingham, nurse, d. Nov. 10, age 90.

Mary Theresa Dahlen RN (masters in nursing), d. Dec. 8, age 61. Worked as a nurse in North Dakota, Colorado and at St. Mary’s.

Marian Harriett Biggs Chapman, nurse, d. Nov. 27, age 98.  Graduated from St. Mary’s school of nursing in 1931.

Paula Ann Thomas, RN, d. Nov. 27, age 57.  Worked in TMC, St. Mary’s and NW operating rooms.  Retired 2004.

Patricia Lynn Mayer, nurse. D. Nov. 16, age 67.

Elaine Tollefson Fisher, nurse, d. Nov. 10, age 88.

Coral Lynn Cox, LPN, d. Nov. 7, age 48.

Elinore Joan  Jagiello, LPN, d. Nov. 24, age 65.

Donna Cox RN.

OthersOwen Shelksohn, son of Oliver Shelksohn DO, d. Oct. 9, age 33.  Patrick Kay, father of Peter Kay MD, died Oct. 14, age 94.  Darlene Glaesser, mother of Kurt Glaesser MD, died Sept. 22, age 69.  Maeveen Behan, former chief of health services for Pima County and wife of Harry Goldwasser MD, died Nov. 3, age 48.  Mary Marner, sister-in-law of David Martin MD, died Oct. 27, age 55.  Harriet Daly, wife of neurologist David Daly, died Oct. 22.  Kristin Olsen, medical assistant El Rio, died Oct 22.   Harry Hayes, who worked at Benson and Thomas Davis Clinics and pioneered pollen counts in Tucson, died Oct. 7, age 89.  John Payson, father of Catherine Payson MD, died Sept. 29, age 84. Pearl Wagner Selwyn, mother of Jeffrey Selwyn MD, d. Nov.11, age 86.  Sherwood Burr, son of Sherwood Burr MD, died Nov., age 59.  Mary Catherine Lane Black, ex-wife of James Lane MD, died Dec 30, age 89.  Donald J. Reckart, father of Marla Reckart MD, died Dec. 16. 3, age 81.  Dorine Monica Francisco, Behavioral health professional with Tohono O’odham, died Jan 7, age 59.  Robert E. McKay, Capt. USPHS who started the first health system for the Yacqui tribe, died Dec 29, age 77.  Peter Madison PhD, clinical psychologist SAMHC and professor, died Dec 12, age 91.   Laura Faith Rubinson, PhD, professor of health 33 years at Illinois, died in late December, age 64.  Wallace George Haworth MPH, flight surgeon who was not a physician, died Dec 9, age 84.  Norma Jean Peal, PhD, administrator at Kino Hospital, died December 5, age 59.  John W. McCaffrey, engineer at TMC, died Nov 25, age 88.  Harry Barton Dudley, maintenance at St. Mary’s, died Nov. 21, age 78. J.B. Littlefield Jr, son of J.B. Littlefield MD, died.