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.


Frank J. Kelly, ’46 MD, of Woodbury, N.J., died July 17.

Joseph D. Schweinfurth, ’50 MD, of Portland, Ore., died July 27. 

Robert Blizzard, ’52 MD, of Charlottesville, Va., died July 22. 

Constance Jean “Connie” Eiser, ’55 BSPT, of Muncie, Ind., died August 15.

Elizabeth Imeson, ’56 MD, of East Lansing, Mich., died July 7.

Samuel J. Sallomi, ’56 MD, of Sobrante, Calif., died August 1.

Robert Burdette, ’62 MD, of Santa Fe, N.M., died, August 30.

Dana G. Maciunas, ’66 MD, of San Diego, Calif., died August 25.

Ralph W. Rucker, ’67 MD, of Haskell, Okla., died July 7.

James M. Laster, ’69 MD, MPH, of Virginia Beach, Va., died August 2.

Gail E. Richards, ’70 MD, of Everett, Wash., died August 30.

Richard T. Yates, MD, ’75 GME, of Porter Ranch, Calif., died June 15.

Craig B. Morrow, MD, ’91 GME, of Las Vegas, Nev., died, June 24.

Matthew Jared Strouch, MD, ’11 GME, of Raleigh, N.C., died June 28.


Robert E. Geurkink, ’57 MD, ’62 GME, assistant professor Of Surgery, of  Wheaton, Ill., died September 4.

Patrick J. Sullivan, ’64 MD, ’70, ’75 GME, assistant professor Of Medicine, of Chicago, Ill., died July 11.