Obituary: Armand Diaz, assistant professor emeritus of radiology, 76

Armand Diaz, assistant professor emeritus of radiology, died at his home Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 76.

In the late 1960s, Diaz came to the School of Medicine to work as technical administrator of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and helped bring MRI and CT units to Mallinckrodt.

Diaz began teaching radiology courses at the medical school in 1968 and retired in 2001.

Born and raised in Havana, Diaz studied nursing at the University of Havana and came to New York in the 1940s. He later became a United States citizen and entered the Army to serve in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita McLaughlin Diaz; two daughters, Judith Diaz Myers and Sharon Maria Bode; a sister, Inez Baeza; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Radiology Education Fund at the Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health, 306 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.