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In Memoriam: Dr. Eugene and Alida Silverman

February 6, 2024 / In Memoriam

It is with sorrow that we report that Associate Professor Emeritus Dr. Eugene M. Silverman and his wife, Alida Silverman, both recently passed away and their funeral was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

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In Memoriam: David Ferguson, MD, PhD

January 12, 2024 / In Memoriam

In Memoriam
David O. Ferguson, MD, PhD
June 11, 1966 – January 6, 2024

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of David O. Ferguson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology. David passed away suddenly at the age of 57 on Saturday, January 6, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Dr. JoAnn Sekiguchi (Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Human Genetics, University of Michigan Medical School), their daughter, Brianna, and his brother, Peter Ferguson of Henderson, NV.

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W. John Judd, FIBMS, MBiol (1945-2021)

December 16, 2021 / In Memoriam

It is with regret that we announce the passing of W. John Judd, former Professor of Immunohematology for the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan.  Judd passed on December 1, 2021, at the age of 76, in his hometown of Supply (near Wilmington), North Carolina.  He served in the Department of Pathology for 34 years.

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John Terrence Headington, MD (1930-2021)

November 10, 2021 / In Memoriam

John T. Headington, M.D. passed away on March 30, 2021. Terry was a brilliant, creative, and insightful dermatopathologist who made many seminal observations and contributions during his more than 30-year career. Terry was a Michigan man, having completed his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatology at the University of Michigan [...]

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In Memoriam: Martin Lawlor, October 17, 1964 - September 17, 2021

October 7, 2021 / In Memoriam

It is with incredible sadness that we report the death of  Pathology’s Chief Department Administrator, Martin “Marty” Lawlor.  Marty passed away at the age of 56 following a brief illness on Friday, September 17th, surrounded by his children, Maxwell, Sarah, and Brendan, his mother Sylvia Lawlor, and his partner Andrea Springsteen [...]

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Farewell, Dr. Theodore (Ted) Beals 1934-2021

August 26, 2021 / Anatomic Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers its sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Theodore (Ted) Beals, who passed away on August 19, 2021, at the age of 87. Beals was a long-time member of the University of Michigan and the Department of Pathology.  He began his academic career as an undergraduate at U-M and went on to obtain a master’s degree from UM Rackham Graduate School in 1961 and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1966 [...]

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In Memoriam: David S. Jacobs, MD

September 18, 2020 / In Memoriam

U-M Medical School graduate and former Department of Pathology Resident, David Samuel Jacobs, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at the age of 88, surrounded by family. David was an accomplished pathologist, devoted husband to his wife Judy Jacobs, father of four, and grandfather to eight.  He completed his residency program under Drs. A. James French and M. R. Abell, two of the founding Chairs of the Department...

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In Memoriam: Dr. Mila Blaivas 1938-2020

January 17, 2020 / In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mila Blaivas, MD, PhD. Blaivas passed away after a short illness on January 6, 2020, at a local hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she had moved to be with her daughter and son-in-law in May 2011. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Alex Blaivas, who was the love of her life, two children and three grandchildren.

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In Memoriam Bertram Schnitzer, MD

November 22, 2019 / In Memoriam

Michigan lost one of it’s most celebrated and beloved pathologists this week as Dr. Bertram Schnitzer passed away at the age of 90. [...]

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