January 15, 1942 – May 25, 2019
C. Arnold Renschler ’68 died peacefully at his home in San Juan Capistrano, California, on May 25, 2019, after living with Parkinson’s disease for many years. He was born Jan. 15, 1942, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Loraine and Clarence Alvin Renschler.
Dr. Renschler graduated from Loma Linda University in 1968 and was its first graduate to serve as a first-year resident in internal medicine at Georgetown University. At age 27, he moved with his young family to Agana, Guam, to become the medical director of the Far Eastern Medical Clinic, an experience he cited as among the most influential of his life. In addition to shepherding the clinic through an expansion and managing the staff, Dr. Renschler delivered over 350 babies and cared for many children and adolescents, experiences that led him to continue his training at Stanford University, where he served as chief resident of pediatrics and later as an assistant professor. In 1975, he established an independent practice in Warrenton, Virginia.
Dr. Renschler later served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University before transitioning from clinical work and teaching to executive roles in various fields. In a business career spanning 30 years, among other roles he served as president and chief executive officer of Manor Healthcare and chief operating officer of ManorCare; chief clinical officer and president of three operating divisions of NovaCare; and president and chief executive officer of PharMerica.
Dr. Renschler was married to Barbara Bainum from 1965 to 1984. He is survived by his second wife, D. Sheryl (White) Renschler, whom he married in 1986; sister, Dorothea Amey (Eugene); sons, Scott (Katie) and Todd (Amanda); stepsons, Tom Arntson (Ann) and Bryan Arntson (Emi Murakami); nine grandchildren; and several other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Don.
(Source: Family of Dr. Renschler)