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.


Arnold B. Simon, ’46 MD, of Palm City, Fla., died Nov. 1.

Viola Richardson Reeder, ’48 MD, of Decatur, Ill., died Nov. 15.

Elwood H. LaBrosse, ’49 MD, of Sykesville, Md., died April 15.

Robert C. Bain, ’50 MD, of Seattle, Wash., died Nov. 3.

 James “Jim” Bills, ’51 MD, of Madison, Miss., died Oct. 30.

 Bill P. Maduros, ’54 MD, of Stockton, Calif., died Oct. 1.

Edward E. Waller, Jr., ’55 MD, of Berkeley, Calif., died Sept. 27. 

Stewart H. Rowberry, ’57 DDS, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Nov. 13.

Donald M. Sherline, ’58 MD, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Nov. 25.

 John M. Sproul, ’58 MD, of Mercer Island, Wash., died Oct. 6.

 Laurence A. Greenburg, ’59 MD, of Hotchkiss, Colo., died Sept. 24.

Peter D. Van Vliet, ’59 MD, of Grand Rapids, Mich, died Nov. 23.

Joseph D. Winterhalter, ’60 MD, of Rockton, Ill., died Oct. 1.

Richard S. Gordon, ’62 MD, of Palm Coast, Fla., died Sept. 22.

Eckhard Fischer, MD, ’63 GME, of Seattle, Wash., died Sept. 27.

Roy T. Smith, ’63 MD, of Savannah, Ga., died Nov. 12.

Patrick D. Sullivan, ’65 MD, ’70 GME, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Nov. 24.

 Andrew R. Yamada, ’65 MD, of Rapid City, S.D., died Nov. 15.

 Lawrence C. Hulefeld, ’69 MD, of Marblehead, Mass., died Oct. 15.

Joseph R. Lentino, ’75 MD, of Chicago, Ill., died Nov. 12.

Kevin S. Halstuk, ’78 MD, of Highland Park, Ill., died Sept. 1.

Robin P. Gurlitz, ’80 PT, of Newbury, Mass., died Sept. 23.

Patrice A. Moreno, MD, ’81 GME, of Clearwater, Fla., died Nov. 29.

Carol Croneigh Tuckers, RN, BSN, ’86 MS, of Barrington, Ill., died Sept. 18.

William “Bill” Banzhaf, MD, ’87 GME, of Evanston, Ill., died Sept. 30.

Arti Hurria, ’95 MD, of Altadena, Calif., died Nov. 7.

Mokaram Rauf, ’15 MD, ’15 MPH, of San Francisco, Calif., died Dec. 2.


James Lowell Duncan, PhD, DDS, associate professor of Microbiology-Immunology, of Eugene, Ore., died Dec. 13.

 Jerome M. Grunes, MD, clinical associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, of Glencoe, Ill., died, Oct. 25.

Laszlo Lorand, PhD, professor emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, of Glencoe, Ill., died Dec. 18.

John Paul McGee, II, ’70 MD, assistant professor of Anesthesiology, of Glenview, Ill., died Dec. 12.

Michael F. Schafer, MD, ’72 GME, chair and Edwin Warner Ryerson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, of Glenview, Ill., died Oct. 17.

Howard D. Simon, MD, ’69 GME, assistant professor emeritus of Neurology, of Highland Park, Ill., died Oct. 1.