In Memoriam

In Memory of Our Departed SPP Members

The Society for Pediatric Pathology wishes to use this page a as a way to recall our lost members, who include admired colleagues, mentors, and friends. We dedicate this page to them. 

Valerie Nuzum Campbell, MD (October 6, 1960 - May 8, 2020)

Valarie Lynn Nuzum was born October 2, 1960 in Manhattan, KS to Arnold Lester (Bill) Nuzum II and Sandra Lee (Waterhouse) Nuzum. The family soon moved to Baxter, IA where Valarie attended and graduated from... Learn More

Kimberly Eickholt, MD (March 13, 1981 - January 27, 2021)

Kimberly Ann “Kim” Eickholt, M.D., of Akron, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the age of 39. Kim was born in Lima on March 13, 1981. Her parents are Donna (Myers) and Larry...

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Royce Etienne Joyner, MD (September 14, 1952 - January 13, 2020‎)

Royce E. Joyner was born on September 14, 1952, in LaGrange, North Carolina to ‎the late James E. Joyner and Meta Mewborn-Joyner. He received his medical ‎degree from Vanderbilt University in 1979... Learn More

Sumi “Mary” Mitsudo Koide, MD (October 22, 1929 - February 15, 2021)

Sumi “Mary” Mitsudo Koide, MD, of Dobbs Ferry, NY and summertime resident of Woods Hole, MA, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her...

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M. James (Jim) Phillips, MD (December 9, 1930 – May 29, 2020)

James “Jim” Phillips

Passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his wife Lempi and leaves behind his three children Ann...

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Alfredo Valente, MD (December 1, 1951 - September 14, 2020)

Alfredo Luis Valente, age 68, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020 at Upstate Community Hospital in Syracuse after a five-year battle with cancer. Alfredo was born in the seaside city of Mar del... Learn More

John (Jack) Wilson, MD (1922 -2019)

John F. (Jack) Wilson, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on Nov. 27 at St. Mark’s Hospital.

Jack was a healer, a meticulous researcher, pilot, skier, lover of languages...

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William Farrer Taylor, M.D. (1927 - 2019)

Bill was born in the small town of Blossburg, Pennsylvania, on June 22, 1927, he was the only child of Louise and Harry Taylor, his early life was spent with his Aunt, Parents, and Grandparents nearby...

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Mason Barr, Jr., MD (1935 - 2019)

Mason Barr, Jr., age 84, died from natural causes on October 7, 2019, at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mason was born June 15, 1935, in Washington, DC, the son of the late Mason Barr, Sr. and Mary...

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Eduardo Yunis, M.D. (1931-2019)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Eduardo Yunis, M.D., on October 12, 2019. Dr. Yunis was the President of the Society for Pediatric Pathology in 1984-85 and served as...

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Cam Witzleben, M.D.

Camillus Leo "Cam" Witzleben M.D. Camillus Leo "Cam" Witzleben M.D., age 82, of Swarthmore, Chief of Pathology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for 25 years and Professor at...

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John M. Kissane, M.D. (1928-2018)

Click here to read Dr. Kissane's obituary written by Dr. Louis Dehner in the ...

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Harvey S. Rosenberg, M.D.

Sept 6, 1924 – Nov 28, 2018

Harvey Rosenberg, loving father, grandfather, husband, and distinguished physician, passed away on November 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his loving wife...

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Kurt Benirschke, M.D.

Kurt Benirschke MD (1924-2018): Pioneer in Perinatal and Placental Pathology

Kurt Benirschke is a legendary figure in perinatal pathology and was likely the first pathologist to...

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Liliane Boccon-Gibod, M.D.

Dear Colleagues:

Professor Liliane Boccon-Gibod passed away on November 3, 2017, from metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma.

Born in France in 1941, she received her medical degree from...

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Eugene V. Perrin, MD

Professor, activist and family patriarch, died at age 84 in his native Detroit. He leaves his partner Linda L. Darga and is survived by his loving children Miriam Perrin-Nickels, (Douglas), Daniel...

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