Category: In Memoriam

Paul Costello remembers Jack LaLanne

by Elaine Ray on January 25, 2011 4:00 am
Three years ago, PAUL COSTELLO, executive director of communications and public affairs at the School of Medicine, interviewed fitness guru Jack LaLanne for a Stanford Medicine magazine issue devoted to the topic of longevity. “I found him to be indefatigable, and I thought then perhaps he really would never die,” Costello wrote of LaLanne, who… Read more Paul Costello remembers Jack LaLanne

Stanford's connection to 'Dancing with the Stars'

by Elaine Ray on November 17, 2010 4:00 am
Dancing with the Stars may not be the height of intellectual fare, but in some corners of the Stanford campus it’s must-see TV, or at least a guilty pleasure. As of last night, the finalists in the competition included Bristol Palin, daughter of former Republican veep candidate Sarah;  somewhat grown-up child actor Kyle Massey; and… Read more Stanford's connection to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Stanford salutes its veterans

by Elaine Ray on November 11, 2010 3:32 pm

Tom Haynie, men's swimming coach from 1947 to 1960, dies at 94

by Elaine Ray on June 4, 2010 4:00 am
TOM HAYNIE, Stanford’s successful and popular swim coach throughout the 1950s, has died. He was 94 and had lived until recently in Morro Bay. He and his wife, Sherrye, were married for more than six decades. “There have only been four [men’s swim] coaches in Stanford history and he was great to me,” said Stanford’s… Read more Tom Haynie, men's swimming coach from 1947 to 1960, dies at 94

Campus remembers Phillip James Falcon; memorial service planned for Feb. 6

by Elaine Ray on January 19, 2010 4:00 am
PHILLIP JAMES FALCON of Stanford, Calif., and Marion, Iowa, died of respiratory failure Jan. 4, 2010, at Stanford Hospital. He was 48 years old. Falcon was born in Boston on July 19, 1961. After spending his early years in Lexington, Mass., he moved with his family to Stanford in 1972 and continued to live with his… Read more Campus remembers Phillip James Falcon; memorial service planned for Feb. 6

Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

by Elaine Ray on January 11, 2010 4:00 am
While battling pancreas cancer, Patrick Swayze courageously made his disease public and spoke out in support of cancer research. In this spirit, the Stanford Cancer Center has established the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund to support research that leads to more effective treatments for pancreas cancer patients.  Gifts to this fund will support studies… Read more Cancer research fund established in memory of Patrick Swayze

1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

by Elaine Ray on November 30, 2009 4:00 am
When President Barack Obama made his overnight trip to Dover Air Force Base late last month, one of the fallen Americans to whom he offered a somber salute was 1994 Stanford graduate MICHAEL WESTON, an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who was killed along with two other colleagues in a helicopter crash in… Read more 1994 grad was among fallen Americans saluted by Obama

Andrea Lewis, 2008 Knight Fellow, radio personality, dies

by Elaine Ray on November 20, 2009 4:00 am
ANDREA LEWIS, a long-time broadcast and print journalist best known for her co-anchor roles on KPFA radio, died Nov. 15 of an apparent heart attack. She was 52. Lewis spent the 2007-08 academic year on Stanford’s campus as a Knight Journalism Fellow. “In my mind she was just a real sweetheart, a good person whom… Read more Andrea Lewis, 2008 Knight Fellow, radio personality, dies