Category: Obituaries

John P. Doering, 73, professor of chemistry for four decades

January 3, 2011

John P. Doering, a longtime faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, died at home in Baltimore County on Dec. 13 from cardiac arrest. He was 73. Doering graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins in 1958 and joined the faculty in 1964 after earning his doctorate at the […]

Casey Butler, 18, bassoon student at Peabody Conservatory

November 29, 2010

Casey Butler, a first-year undergraduate in the Peabody Conservatory studying bassoon and music education, lost consciousness during her weekly bassoon lesson on Nov. 15 and was rushed to the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center. She could not be revived. “In a small community such as ours, a loss such as this touches every individual. I […]

Owen Phillips, world-renowned JH oceanographer, dies at 79

October 25, 2010

Owen Martin Phillips, a Johns Hopkins University faculty member emeritus and renowned oceanographer, died on Oct. 13 at his Chestertown, Md., home. He was 79. Phillips was world-famous for devising a methodology for predicting and describing the shape of ocean waves and, in particular, giant waves—10-story upheavals of the sea surface—knowledge of which is essential […]

Frederick Jelinek, 77, pioneer in speech and text understanding technology

September 20, 2010

Frederick Jelinek, a Johns Hopkins University faculty member whose research laid the foundation for modern speech recognition and text translation technology, died on Sept. 14 while working at the Homewood campus. He was 77. During 21 years at IBM Research and nearly two decades at Johns Hopkins, Jelinek pioneered the statistical methods that enable modern […]

John Russell-Wood, 70, noted historian with eclectic interests

August 30, 2010

Anthony John R. Russell-Wood, the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University and a widely published expert in the history and culture of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, died Aug. 13 at his Lutherville home after a brief illness. A faculty member at Johns Hopkins since 1971, Russell-Wood, 70, was a […]

JHSPH affiliate Stephen Okiria killed in Ugandan bomb attack

July 19, 2010

Stephen Okiria, 43, was killed in one of the bomb attacks in Kampala, Uganda, on the night of July 11. As a finance manager for the Center for Communication Programs’ AFFORD-health marketing initiative, Okiria was participating at the time of the bombing in a product-promotion event with several colleagues from CCP and the Johns Hopkins […]

Lawrence Larsen, 71, professor emeritus of special education

June 7, 2010

Lawrence “Larry” Larsen, professor emeritus of special education, died on May 21 at his Towson home after a battle with cancer. He was 71. Larsen joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and was a professor of special education and program adviser in severe and profound disabilities and early childhood special education. […]

Grover Hutchins, renowned JHU pathologist, dies at 77

May 3, 2010

Grover M. Hutchins, a world-renowned pathologist who practiced at Johns Hopkins Medicine for more than 50 years, died April 28 while traveling in Africa, from head injuries sustained from a fall. Hutchins, 77, and his wife, Loretta, both of Baltimore, were on a cruise around the world. Known for his dedication and strong work ethic, […]

Obituary: Cardiologist and Trustee Nicholas J. Fortuin

April 19, 2010

Nicholas J. Fortuin, one of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s most dedicated and admired clinical cardiologists, teachers and institutional leaders, died unexpectedly on April 11 near Owings Mills, Md., while biking, his favorite sport and pastime. The cause of death was not known, but it is likely he suffered a heart attack, colleagues say. He was 69. […]

Beloved Hopkins pediatrician-educator Henry Seidel dies at 87

March 26, 2010

Henry M. Seidel, professor emeritus of pediatrics and a dean of students at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a master educator who shepherded generations of Hopkins medical students through their training, died at his home in Columbia, Md., on March 24. He was 87 and died of complications from lymphoma. Seidel joined the […]

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