William T. Shearer, MD, PhD, a former trustee of Washington University in St. Louis and a School of Medicine alumnus and former faculty member, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at his home in Houston. He was 81.
Bob Smith, professor emeritus in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, died peacefully at home Sept. 22, 2018. He was 92.
James C. Warren, MD, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, died in July at his home in Mobile, Ala. He was 88. Warren was a renowned researcher, clinician and teacher.
Charles Darrett Churchwell, former dean of Washington University Libraries, died Sept. 19, 2018, in St. Louis. He was 91. During his tenure at Washington University, Churchwell instituted a number of innovative initiatives, most notably the creation of an endowed fund for technology.
A memorial service in honor of Necita Roa, MD, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus. Roa was associate professor emerita of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She died in May at age 74.
J. Russell Little, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, died Aug. 18 in St. Louis following a long illness. He was 87. Little was on the faculty at the School of Medicine from 1964 to 2005.
Victoria (Vicky) Witte, a 22-year veteran of Washington University Libraries, died Aug. 8, 2018, at her home in Webster Groves, Mo. She was 83.
Joseph J. Billadello, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at the School of Medicine, died Aug. 8 in St. Louis following a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 65.
John O. Holloszy, MD, whose research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led to advances in the understanding of the body’s response to exercise, died July 18, 2018, at a nursing home in Town and Country, Mo., following a long battle with kidney disease. He was 85.
Zishan (Simoner) Zhao, a rising junior in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died June 2, 2018, from injuries after being hit by a car while attempting to cross a street in Wilmington, N.C. He was 19.