In Memoriam

Northwestern Medicine expresses its condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni (listed in order of their graduation year) and faculty who have recently passed away. All dates are in 2018 unless noted.


Phyllis Schlotterbeck, ‘50 MD, of Minocqua, Wis., died December 29, 2017.

Howard N. Jacobson, ’51 MD, of Plant City, Fla., died February 5.

Kenneth K. Meyer, ’51 MD, of Cranberry Township, Pa., died January 8.

Blanca Smith, ’51 CERT, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Feb. 20. 

G. D. Smith, ’53 MD, of Burr Ridge, Ill., died Feb. 28.

Judith Smith, ’53 MD, Burr Ridge, Ill., March 18.

Ed Levy, ’54 MD, Topeka, Kan., died Jan. 17. 

George O. Lewis, ’54 MD, of Austin, Texas, died Jan. 10.

Mary A. Tomasiewicz, ’56 CERT, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Jan. 4.

James H. Lindsey, ’59 MD, ’64 GME, of Pauls Valley, Okla., died March 12.

Terry L. Hansen, ’61 MD, of Pocatello, Idaho, died Jan. 9.

Donald W. Lyddon, Jr., ’62 MD, ’64, ’69 GME, of Rockford, Ill., died Feb. 1.

Glen Hait, ’65 MD, of Phoenix, Ariz., died March 29.

Kent Teaford, ’66 MD, ’67 GME, of Walnut Creek, Calif., died Jan. 8.

Thomas J. Fuller, ’69 MD, of Ocala, Fla., died Jan. 26.

Gary L. Winter, ’69 CERT, of Beatrice, Neb., died March 22.

Robert J. Sawchyn, MD, ’75 GME, of Chicago, Ill., died Jan. 13.

Patricia L. Gardner, ’76 CERT, of Bishop, Calif., died March 24

Alice Perry, ’78 CERT, ’88 MS, of Chicago, Ill., died April 7.

John H. Serocki, ’85 MD, of San Diego, Calif., died Feb. 21.

Susan M. Haack, MD, ’88 GME, of Phoeniz, Ariz., died Dec. 30.

Matthew Fields, ’90 PT, of Montclair, N.J., died Nov. 25, 2017.


Yuri Geinisman, MD, professor emeritus of Cell Biology and Anatomy, of Deerfield, Ill., died Nov. 29.

Karen Breen, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, of Chicago, Illi., died March 7.

Donald L. Chatman, MD, clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, Illi., died Feb. 22.

Kathryn N. Farrow, MD, PhD, ’05 GME, professor of Pediatrics, Chicago, Ill., died Feb. 7.

Harold G. Wedell, ’46 MD, associate professor emeritus of Medicine, Peoria, Ariz., died Feb. 7.