December 2, 1938 – April 16, 2021
John B. Slayback ’64 died on April 16, 2021, at age 82. Born Dec. 2, 1938, he graduated from Glendale Academy in 1956 and La Sierra College in 1960. He went on to earn his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1964 and interned at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. He then completed a surgery residency back at Loma Linda and finished his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then moved back to Redlands, where he practiced plastic surgery for over 40 years.
Dr. Slayback was an avid sailor, traveler, and hunter. These adventures took him all over the world. He was known to his colleagues, residents, nurses, and patients as a compassionate, caring physician.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two children, Steven and Kristi; four grandchildren; stepdaughter Katherine and her two children; and sisters, Janet and Larissa.