James M. Slater ’63

Dr. Slater passed away December 26, 2018 1929 – December 26, 2018 James  M. Slater ’63, whose determination to improve the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment inspired him to use proton therapy for patient care and to champion and oversee creation of the world’s first hospital-based proton treatment center at Loma Linda…

Charles A. Russell ’66

Dr. Russell passed away December 24, 2018 May 30, 1931 – December 24, 2018 Charles Arlington “Charlie” Russell ’66 was born on Memorial Day, May 30, 1931 and died December 24, 2018, his wife of 66 years, Margie, by his side. Dr. Russell, being the eldest son of Charles Ira and Eva Lena (Chapman) Russell,…

James A. Meyer ’58

Dr. Meyer passed away December 20, 2018 April 5, 1932 – December 20, 2018  James A. Meyer ’58 passed away peacefully at home with his family in Redlands, CA, on December 20, 2018, after the steady progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Worcester, MA, on April 5, 1932, the son of a truck…

Ellsworth E. Wareham ’42

Dr. Wareham passed away December 15, 2018 October 3, 1914 – December 15, 2018 Ellsworth E. Wareham ’42, known at the end of his life as much for his vegan-supported longevity as his distinguished surgical career that included the first open-heart surgeries in many countries, died Saturday, Dec. 15 at the age of 104. An…

Weldon D. Schumacher ’62

Dr. Schumacher passed away December 13, 2018 January 4, 1936 – December 13, 2018 Weldon D. Schumacher  ’62 was born in Tacoma, Washington on January 4, 1936, and passed away in Lodi on December 13, 2018. Dr. Schumacher was a prominent physician, cherry grower, and member of the Lodi community for many years. Dr. Schumacher…

Joan Coggin ’53-A

Dr. Coggin passed away November 29, 2018 August 6, 1928 – November 29, 2018 Joan Coggin ’53-A the Loma Linda University Health cardiologist who in the 1960s co-founded the Loma Linda University Overseas Heart Surgery Team, which went on to perform more open-heart surgeries than any similar organization, died Thursday, Nov. 29. She was 90.…

Presidents’ Council Dinner 2018

Alumni Association Past Presidents Vote for 2019 Honored Alumni and Alumnus of the Year   On October 28, 2018, the past presidents of the Alumni Association gathered together for their annual meeting. The night consisted of great food, conversation, and the all-important vote for the 2019 Honored Alumni and Alumnus of the Year. The night…