Thomas H. Steinberg, MD, associate professor of medicine, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, in St. Louis of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Thomas B. Ferguson, MD, professor emeritus of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, of complications following a heart valve procedure. He was 90.
Charles Ward Parker, MD, a Washington University faculty member whose pioneering research helped improve treatment of allergies and asthma, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from pancreatic cancer at his home in Webster Groves. He was 83.
Carl Rovainen, PhD, professor emeritus of cell biology and physiology, died of cancer March 1, 2013, in Brookings, Ore. Rovainen retired from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2001, after 34 years as a faculty member.
Frances “Fran” (nee Maric) Winker, a patient-service representative in orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in an accident on Interstate 44 in Oakland. She was 49.
Edward R. Fickenscher, director of business development in the Office of Technology Management (OTM), died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. He was 68.
A memorial service in honor of Michael J. Welch, PhD, who was a faculty member for more than four decades at Washington University in St. Louis, will be held at 3 p.m. June 4 in Graham Chapel.
Rodolphe L. ”Rudy“ Motard, PhD, professor of chemical engineering and chairman from 1978-1991 of the chemical engineering department in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, died April 23, 2011. He was 85.
Frank J. Stadermann, PhD, senior research scientist in physics, member of the Laboratory for Space Sciences and director of the NanoSIMS and Auger laboratories at Washington University in St. Louis, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Oct. 4, 2010. He was 48. “He never uttered an angry word in all his years at the university,” said a friend, “always seeking to use patience, humor and reason to undermine conflict and promote harmony. He was a true friend and beloved colleague.”
Internationally acclaimed photographer Joe Deal, who served as dean of Washington University’s School of Art from 1989-99, died in hospice Friday, June 18, in Providence, RI, following a long struggle with cancer. He was 62.