University Obituaries for 2016

Deaths of university and health system faculty, staff and retirees as reported to Duke Human Resources

Below are Duke employees and retirees who passed away in 2016, as reported to Duke Human Resources through December 2016.

December 2016

Maxison Alvin Parrish, an employee of Duke University Health System Environmental Services Department, died December 28, 2016.  Maxison, well known in the community as “Honey”, due to his naturally sweet nature and positive attitude, began his career with Duke on April 24, 2005.

Vivian Melvin, a former employee with Duke University Health System, working in the Pediatric Support Unit, died December 26, 2016. Vivian began her career with Duke On September 27, 1976 retiring November 01, 1989. Vivian would often share her story about working for the USO at Camp Butner, seeing the young soldiers off to war then welcoming them home. Vivian, at 92 years of age, had total recall of a soldier’s name she had danced the jitterbug with, to celebrate his return from service. Her vivacious zest for life could not be denied, she will be greatly missed.

Donald Melvin Knight, a former Security Office working for the Duke University Health System, died December 03, 2016. Donald began his career with Duke on July 01, 1986 retiring June 01, 1994. After retirement, Donald enjoyed selling and delivering his daughter’s peanut brittle, which he did right up until his death. Many people around town knew Donald only as the “Peanut Brittle Man”, a name he was fondly attached to.

Richard Riggs, an employee working at Duke Raleigh Hospital in the Engineering Department, died December 16, 2016. Richard began working with Duke on July 10, 2000.

William P. Jones, a former employee of Duke North working in the Operating Room, died on December 14, 2016. William began his career with Duke on April 01, 1970 retiring June 01, 1995.

Dennis Walter Novack, an employee with Duke working with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Facilities Management Team serving as the Program Director, died December 12, 2016. Dennis reviewed all construction documents for Duke to ensure they successfully met ADA requirements. Dennis began his career with Duke on July 01, 2002 sharing over fifteen years of life with Duke. 

Regina Price, an employee of Duke University’s Housekeeping Operations working in the Medical Sciences Division, died December 12, 2016.  Regina began working with Duke on July 11, 2005.

Claudius D. Hunter, a former employee with Aramark Dining Services, died December 10, 2016. Claudius’s career began August 31, 1979 retiring on May 01, 2004.

Helen Q. Docher, a former Preparation Services Associate working with Duke Hospital Food and Nutrition, died December 06, 2016. Helen began her career with Duke on March 01, 1970 retiring June 01, 1997.

Tawnya Marie Norris, who worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Interdisciplinary Program Management, died December 05, 2016. Tawnya began her career with Duke October 22, 2012.

Jean Marie Hough, an employee of Duke University Hospital working as a Clinical Registered Nurse at the Cancer Center, died December 03, 2016. Jean Marie began serving Duke on March 12, 2012.

Bonnie D. Taylor, a former employee with the Women’s Auxiliary of Duke Medical Center, died December 03, 2016. Bonnie began her career on August 01, 1979 retiring April 01, 1989.

H. Keith Brodie, M.D., former President Emeritus, died December 02, 2016. Keith Brodie’s term as President of Duke (1985-1993) allowed him to be present during Duke’s rise to national recognition and reputations. As President, Keith celebrated Duke’s first team national championship in men’s soccer 1986, and Duke’s first national championships in men’s basketball in 1991 and 1992.  The initiatives championed by Keith became signature qualities of Duke and remain part of Duke University’s values today, including an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship, investments in medical research and a commitment to a diverse and inclusive faculty and student body.

November 2016

Teresa Elliot, a former employee, working in the Duke University Affiliated Physicians Henderson Family Medical Facility, died November 29, 2016. Teresa began her career on January 02, 1984, retiring June 01, 2007. Teresa shared twenty three years with Duke.

Vernon Parker, a former employee working in the Housekeeping Operations Unit of Duke Hospital North, died November 29, 2016. Vernon began working with Duke on January 12, 1984 retiring September 01, 2009 servicing Duke for over twenty five years.

Betty Duke, a former Orthopaedics Clinician, working for Duke Medical Center, died November 24, 2016.  Betty began working July 5, 1972 retiring August 01, 2003 sharing thirty one years of life with Duke.

Johnny Rogers Jr., a former Respiratory Therapist, working for Duke Medical Center, died November 23, 2016.  He began working with Duke on November 01, 1986 retiring June 01, 2011. Johnny loyally served Duke for twenty five years.

Irvie Bullock, a former employee with Duke Medical Center working in the Hematology Department, died November 20, 2016. Irvie served Duke from December 01, 1992 retiring on May 01, 2012.

Terri M. Williams, a G & C Administration Cellular Therapy Administrator, died November 17, 2016.  Terri’s career with Duke began on February 20, 2006.

Rosalind Kincaid, an employee of Duke Regional Hospital working in the Sterile Processing Surgical Technology Department, died November 14, 2016.  Rosalind began working with Duke on November 01, 1981 retiring May 01, 2007.

Derrick T. Bass, an employee working with Duke University as an Out-Patient Pre-Registration Patient Services Representative, died November 10, 2016. Derrick’s career began on August 28, 1989 sharing twenty seven years of life with Duke.

Barbara Parker, a former Duke Raleigh Hospital employee working in the Nursing Administration Department, died November 07, 2016. Barbara’s career began on March 03, 1986 retiring July 01, 2014 serving Duke for twenty eight years.

Douglas Bryce Vinsel, President/CEO of Duke Raleigh Hospital from 2006 until his retirement in December 2012, died on November 07, 2016. In 1974 Douglas received his Master’s Degree from Duke University. Fulfilling a long and accomplished healthcare career. He received numerous accolades during his career, most notably, Douglas was named to the Triangle Business Leader’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and recognized as one of the Triangle’ 100 Most Influential Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal in 2012.

Gina Deatrick, an Administrative Director of Duke University’s Health System Heart Center, died November 04, 2016. Gina began her career with Duke on May 29, 2001.

Karen Baumer, a former Registered Nurse/Recruiter at Duke University Medical Center, died November 03, 2016. Karen began working with Duke on June 20, 1988 retiring September 01, 2011.

Linda Connolly, a former employee of the Private Diagnostic Clinic Outreach Program, died on November 03, 2016. Linda began her career on October 02, 1997 retiring January 01, 2004.

Eugene Evans, a former employee working in Duke Pathology Laboratories, died November 03, 2016.  Eugene began working with Duke on October 01, 1971 retiring September 01, 1987.

Betty R. Holmes, a former employee with Facilities Management of Duke University, working in the Housekeeping arena, died November 01, 2016.  Betty began her career on May 01, 1973 retiring shortly thereafter.

October 2016

Alice Crawford, a former employee working with the Neuro-Diagnostics Laboratory, died October 29, 2016. Alice’s career with Duke began on July 01, 1992 retiring February 01, 2004.

Joan Wall, a former employee of DCFM in the Chairman’s Office, died on October 29, 2016. Joan began her career with Duke on August 22, 1996 retiring February 01, 1996.

Bonita Emons, formerly employed as an RN, working in the Emergency Room of Duke North, died on October 25, 2016. Bonita began her career on July 15, 2002 retiring February 01, 2013.

Helen Molina, a former employee with the Cardiology Department at Duke Medical Center, died October 22, 2016. Helen began her career on July 01, 1968 retiring March 01, 1990.

Mary P. Wilson, a former employee of Duke Regional Hospital working in the Operating Room, died October 22, 2016. Mary began her career with Duke on December 07, 2009 retiring July 01, 2013.

Judy Wyatte, a former employee with Duke Health Community Care Billing and Collections, died October 22, 2016. Judy’s career began June 20, 2011 retiring on May 01, 2016.

Mary L. Smith, a former employee of Duke University Hospital working in the Finance Division, died October 17, 2016. Mary served Duke from January 07, 1974 retiring on September 01, 2000.

Samuel Brown, who worked in Housekeeping Operations for Duke University, died October 16, 2016. Samuel began his career with Duke August 20, 1990 retiring July 01, 2010.

Robert Thornton Jr., an employee of Duke University’s Housekeeping Operations, died October 15, 2016.  Robert began working with Duke on October 30, 2006. He will be missed by many as he was a friend to all.

Joseph O. Curtis, an employee working as the Golf Course Administrator for Duke University in the Central Administration Management Department, died October 13, 2016. Joseph began working with Duke on October 30, 2006.

Maybell Laws, a former employee of Duke University working in Housekeeping Operations, died October 12, 2016.  Maybell began her career with Duke on July 29, 1968 retiring July 01, 1985.

Donnell Austin, a former employee with the Recreation Aid Health and Wellness Central Administration Department of Duke University, died October 09, 2016.  Donnell’s career began on April 01, 2013 retiring June 27, 2016.

Richard Maxwell, a former Professor Emeritus of Duke Law, died October 07, 2016. Richard began working with Duke on July 01, 1979 July 30, 1994.

Lonnie Turrentine, who worked in Housekeeping Operations at Duke Regional Hospital, died October 07, 2016. Lonnie’s career began at Duke on June 09, 1977 retiring September 01, 2011 serving Duke for over thirty years.

Barbara Newborg, a former Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine, died October 05, 2016. Barbara’s career began with Duke on September 01, 1952 retiring April 13, 1991 serving Duke for nearly forty years.

Janette Fran, a former employee with Duke Medical Center in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the hospital, died October 03, 2016. Janette began working on June 30, 1959 eventually retiring on April 01, 1983.

September 2016

Beverly Hafer, a former employee, who worked in the Central Staffing Offices of the University, died on September 30, 2016. Beverly began her career with Duke on August 08, 1979 eventually retiring April 01, 2009 after serving thirty years.

Allen Roses, a Professor working with the Neuro Research Community, died on September 30, 2016. Allen worked at Duke University from September 01, 1970 until his passing.

Anne Grayson Klose Doar, a former employee who worked in Duke University Registrar’s Office, died September 27, 2016.  Anne’s career with Duke began February 19, 1992 retiring January 01, 2011.

Jasper Davis, a former employee with Duke University working as a Groundskeeper in the Operations Department, died September 26, 2016. Jasper’s career began on April 01, 1967 retiring July 01, 1988.

James Blake, a former employee with Facilities Management, died September 23, 2016. James’s career at Duke began on May 17, 1972 retiring May 13, 2007.

Daniel Sargent, a Biostatical & Bioinformatics employee working at Duke Medical Center, died September 22, 2016. Daniel began working for Duke on August 01, 2010.

William Adrian Pearson, a former employee with Facilities Management, died September 21, 2016. William began working with Duke on February 25, 1973 retiring December 01, 2008 servicing Duke University for thirty five years.

Ilyse Harris, a Clinical Nurse IV, working in the Operating Room of Duke North, died September 20, 2016. Ilyse’s career began with Duke on July 23, 2001 retiring January 31, 2015.

Richard Beard, a former employee working with the GSD Records Retention Department at Duke, died September 20, 2016. Richard’s career with Duke began on January 01, 1990 retiring April 01, 1998.

William Hogan, a former Facilities Management Groundskeeper, died September 17, 2016. William began working with Duke on January 27, 1995 retiring June 01, 2008.

Helen S. Mason, a former Sea Level Employee at Duke, died September 17, 2016. Helen began her career with Duke on October 01, 1966 retiring April 01, 1997 sharing over thirty one years of her life with Duke University.

Marvin Pittman, a former employee working in the Business Area as a Trainer/Instructor, died September 15, 2016. Marvin’s career with Duke began on January 01, 2016, retiring June 01, 2016.

Sheryl Asher, a Data Technician at Duke University Medical Center, died September 12, 2016. Sheryl began working with Duke on October 19, 1989.

Ann Dorse Brinkhous, a former employee with Duke University Health System, working in the Medical Research Field, who co-authored numerous medical research papers, died September 12, 2016. Ann began her career on November 07, 1988, retiring September 01, 2005. She was the recipient of the ‘Village Pride Award’ where she was described as “One of the most lovable and genuinely caring individuals who ever lived. Someone who just loved doing nice things for others, without fanfare or any desire for recognition.”

Effie Morgan, a former employee with Duke Regional Hospital, died September 10, 2016. Effie’s career began with Duke on July 18, 1988, retiring July 01, 2010.

Garry M. Hathcock, a Fire & Life Safety-Occupational & Environment Safety Office Official working with Duke University, died September 05, 2016. Garry’s career with Duke began on July 22, 1985 spanning over thirty years of service.

Gerard S. Smith, a Comparative Medicine Specialist III working in the DLAR Core Services Department of Duke, died September 04, 016. Gerard began working with Duke on November 10, 2008.

Mildred Phillips, a former employee with the Administrative Computing Department of Duke University, died September 01, 2016.  Mildred began working with Duke on July 01, 1968 retiring April 01, 1993.

August 2016

Lloyd McMahon, a former employee with the Maintenance Department, in the Medical Center Division, died August 31, 2016.  Lloyd began working with Duke on September 01, 1980 retiring February 01, 2007.

Carlos Orellana, a former employee working with the ‘Short Stay Unit’ of Duke University Health System, died August 31, 2016.  Carlos began working with Duke on April 23, 2001 retiring May 01, 2015.

Joncey B. Edwards, a former Ob-Gyn Rheum/GET Clinician, died August 29, 2016.  Joncey began working February 01, 1958 retiring April 01, 1987 sharing nearly thirty years of life with Duke.

Geraldine Young, working in the Radiology Gastrointestinal Department at Duke University Health System, died August 27, 2016. Geraldine began her career on September 01, 1970, retiring March 01 1995.

Paula Norton, a former employee with the Duke University’s Health System working in the Prostate Clinic, died August 26, 2016. Paula began working with Duke on October 29, 1984 retiring August 01, 2016 servicing Duke for over thirty years.

Betsy D. Coley, a former Duke University Hospital Food and Nutrition employee, died August 22, 2016. She began working for Duke January 05, 1949 retiring July 01, 1990. Betsy’s career of servicing Duke, spanned over forty years.

Ronnie Morris, a former employee that worked in Facilities Management, died August 22, 2016. Ronnie’s career began with Duke on January 15, 1990 retiring January 01, 2012.

Joseph Ward, an Assistant Manager DCRI IT- Management employee, died August 22, 2016. Joseph’s career began at Duke on June 30, 2014.

J. Horst Meyer, a Physics Professor, died August 14, 2016. J. Horst’s career began at Duke in 1959 spanning well over fifty years. His positive presence could be felt all throughout the University. In 2014 he was awarded the ‘Duke University Medal’, the school’s highest honor for distinguished service recognizing him for numerous contributions to campus research, teaching and culture. During his fifty seven years at Duke, J. Horst established himself as one of the world’s lead authorities on experimental condensed matter physics.

Harland B. Childress, a former employee with the Maintenance Department University Division, died August 11, 2016. Harland began working with Duke on April 22, 1970 retiring November 01, 1995.

Helen Gentry, a former Duke Medical Center Housekeeper, died on August 10, 2016. Helen’s career at Duke began on April 01, 1984 retiring June 01, 1999.

Charlotte Stephenson, a former employee Highland Hospital, died on August 10, 2016. Charlotte began her career on September 02, 1947 retiring November 01, 1982 after having served Duke for thirty five years.

Carol A. Carson, an employee working in the Duke Cardiac Rehabilitation Center-Respiratory Practice, died August 08, 2016.  Carol began her career with Duke on March 06, 2006.

Barbara C. Overbey, a former employee working in the Nuclear Cardiology Department of Duke University Health System, died August 08, 2016.  Barbara began her career with Duke on March 01, 1977 retiring November 01, 1994.

Laurita Melton, a former Duke employee working within the Medicine –Neurology field, died on August 06, 2016. Laurita began working with Duke on July 15, 2002 retiring July 15, 2011.

Tao-shih Hsieh, a former Duke employee working at Duke Medical Center in the Bioengineering Chemistry Department, died on August 04, 2016. Tao-shih’s career with Duke began on September 01, 1980 retiring on August 31, 2013.

Portla E. Revels, an employee with Duke’s Computer Program Department, died August 04, 2016. Portla’s career with Duke began August 17, 1998.

Elbert Painter, a former employee with Duke University working in the Maintenance Department as a Carpenter, died August 02, 2016. Elbert’s career began on February 01, 1964 retiring August 01, 1993.

Stephanie Girard, a Human Resource Director of TIP (Talent Identification Program), died August 01, 2016. Stephanie’s career began June 23, 1983 until her retirement on August 01, 2016 servicing Duke for over thirty years.

Dianne E. Rodgers, a former employee working with Medical Unit-9100 of the Duke University Health System, died August 01, 2016. Dianne’s career began August 01, 1990 until her

retirement on June 01, 2013.

July 2016

Mary Hayes, a former Duke Regional Hospital employee working in the Health Information Management of Medical Records Department, died July 27, 2016. Mary began her career at Duke on June 21, 1999 retiring August 01, 2013.

Cornelia Pickett, a former employee working in the Duke Payroll Department, died July 27, 2016.  Cornelia’s career began on June 01, 1940 retiring January 01, 1985 spanning forty five years of service with Duke University.

Hazel Thomasson, a former employee of Duke University’s Woman’s Auxiliary Guild, died July 22, 2016. Hazel began her career with Duke on November 27, 2006 retiring December 01, 2015.

Carolyn Bethea, a former Duke Regional Hospital Food and Nutrition Service Worker, died on July 26, 2016.  Carolyn began working with Duke on February 13, 1971 retiring March 01, 2014.

Maxine Alston, a former employee working with the Bone Marrow Transplant 9200 Division, died July 22, 2016.  Maxine’s career began at Duke on April 08, 1968 retiring February 01, 2002.

Toni Kinder, a Patient Service Representative for the Out-Patient Registration Department, died on July 21, 2016. Toni began working with Duke on August 18, 2008.

Sylvia Glenn, a Staff Assistant working with Duke University Health System Endocrine Administration Office, died July 15, 2016. Sylvia began her career with Duke on April 05, 1993.

Hiram S. Hilliard, a former employee with Duke University’s Police Administration & Support, died July 14, 2016. Hiram served Duke from January 28, 1979 retiring June 01, 2005.

Galen S. Wagner, an Associated Professor (Tenure) working with Duke University’s Card Research Administration, died July 13, 2016.  Galen’s career began on July 01, 1970, Galen had been serving Duke for forty six years.

James Upchurch, a former Maintenance worker for Duke University, died July 09, 2016. James began his career at Duke on October 01, 1960 retiring June 01, 1987.

Mary Marcotte, a former Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist, died July 08, 2016. Mary began working with Duke on October 04, 1982 retiring September 01, 2003.

Betty Barber, a former Housekeeper employed with Duke Regional Hospital, died July 07, 2016. Betty began her career on July 02, 1984 retiring July 01, 2006.

Mamie Calloway, a former employee working in the Sterile Processing Department of Duke University Health System, died July 04, 2016. Mamie began her career on December 01, 1975 retiring January 01, 1995.

Lenora Lemay, a former Personnel Food Service Worker, died July 02, 2016. Lenora’s career with Duke began on January 01, 1975 retiring December 01, 2000.

Arthur Bowman, a former Duke University Health System employee working in the Division of Dermatology, died on July 01, 2016. Arthur worked at Duke from December 12, 1988 until retirement on December 01, 2011.

Ameshia Tezai-Miller, a Patient Service Representative for the Out-Patient Registration Department, died July 01, 2016. Ameshia began working with Duke on July 30, 2012.

June 2016

Thelma Daniels, a former Duke University employee working in the Recruitment area, died June 29, 2016. Thelma worked with Duke University from September 10, 1984 until retirement December 09, 1985.

George Robertson, a former employee working With Duke University Facility Management in the Maintenance Overhead Code, died June 29, 2016. George’s career began on May 06, 2002 retiring July 01, 2012.

John Jackson, a former employee with Housekeeping Services, died June 28, 2016. John’s career began June 01, 1975 retiring May 01 1987.

Ursula R. Pope, a former Surgical Pathology Laboratory Technician, died June 24, 2016. Ursula began working with Duke on November 01, 1992.

Nancy Thomas, a former employee of Duke University Affiliated Physicians associated with Henderson Family Medicine, died June 20, 2016. Nancy began working with Duke on November 01, 1967 retiring July 01, 1999.

Ellar Ceres, a former employee who worked in the Radiation Oncology Department, died on June 19, 2016. Ellar worked at Duke from November 01, 1967 until retirement June 01, 1998.

Lottie Evans, a Lab Animal Resources Representative, died June 19, 2016. Lottie began her career with Duke on July 15, 2002 retiring November 14, 2015.

Doris Simmons, a former employee with the Clinical Research Institute of Duke, died June 19, 2016.  Doris began her career on October 18, 1987 retiring July 01, 2014.

Harry Younkin, a former employee with Duke University who served in the Material Distributions Department at Duke Regional Hospital, died June 19, 2016. Harry began working with Duke on February 04, 2002 retiring October 01, 2014.

Robert L. Hall Jr., a former Duke University Medical Center employee, died June 18, 2016. Robert’s career began with Duke on February 04, 1965 retiring September 01, 1991.

Janet Ely, an employee who formerly worked in the President’s Office, died June 17, 2016.  Janet began working with Duke on September 12, 1966 retiring May 01, 1986.

Myrtle Pettiway, a former employee with Duke’s Unit Support Services, died June 14, 2016. Myrtle served Duke from July 02, 1976 retiring on April 01, 2002.

Linda Spell, an IT Analyst with Patient Accounting, died June 14, 2016. Linda began working with Duke on June 13, 1988.

Yvonne B. Isom, a former Duke Nursing Staff employee, died June 03, 2016. Yvonne began her career with Duke on May 30, 1972 retiring November 01, 2001.

Kathy Holladay, a former employee working in the Rewards and Recognition Department, died June 02, 2016. Kathy began her career at Duke on September 18, 2000 retiring December 01, 2015.

Diane Donovan, a former employee working with Duke University Health System Medical Unit-8300, died June 01, 2016. Diane’s career began on June 18, 1979 retiring July 01, 2007.

Charles Wheeler, a former employee of Duke Medical Center working as a Radiology Laboratory Research Analyst, died June 01, 2016. Charles began his career at Duke on June 01, 1976 retiring April 01, 2005.

May 2016

Ronnie D. Carmack, a window clerk with Duke Postal Service, died May 30, 2016. Ronnie began his career at Duke on November 04, 1986.

Cotazon Manares, a Laboratory Technician with the IV Coagulation department, died May 28, 2016. Cotazon began his career with Duke on March 26, 1990.

Grace McCless, a former Anesthesiologist, died May 27, 2016. Grace’s career began with Duke on March 17, 1964 retiring September 01, 1984.

Misty Stanley, a Patient Service Representative for Out-Patient Pre-Registration, died May 26, 2016.  Misty began working with Duke on October 17, 1997.

Elena Whitted, A former employee of Duke Medical Center working in the Surgical Pathology Laboratory, died May 25, 2016. Elena began her career at Duke on April 27, 1998 retiring December 20, 2002.

Louise Jones, a former employee working in the West Campus Student Residential Department of Duke University, died May 24, 2016.  Louise’s career began January 31, 1972 retiring November 01, 1999.

Raymond Gavins, a Duke Professor working in the history department, died May 22, 2016. Raymond began working for Duke on September 01, 1970.

Jason J. Drahzal, a Device Analyst working in the Clinical and Administrative department of Duke, died May 18, 2016. Jason’s career began at Duke on December 14, 2014.

Brigitta Dezern, a former employee with the Woman’s Auxiliary, died May 16, 2016. Brigitta began working with Duke on October 01, 1970 retiring January 01, 1991.

Mae Alston, a former Duke Regional Hospital employee, died on May 11, 2016. Mae’s career at Duke began on August 08, 1978 retiring March 01, 2006.

Edna Haskins, a former employee with the Disbursements Department at Duke, died on May 11, 2016. Edna began his career on August 01, 1963 retiring January 01, 1996.

Charles Livengood III, an Associate Professor (Tenure) Obstetrics and Gynecology Administration, died May 09, 2016.  Charles began his career with Duke on July 01, 1977.

Eugene Riley, a former Duke employee working within the Radiology Administration, died on May 09, 2016. Eugene’s career began at Duke on August 26, 1995 retiring November 01, 2011.

Joretta Tysor, a former employee with Duke’s Pediatric Unit -5100, died May 09, 2016. Joretta served Duke for nearly thirty years beginning her career on July 01, 1968 retiring February 01, 1995.

Helen Young, working in the Surgical Unit at Duke University Health System, died May 09, 2016. Helen began her career on September 01, 1966, retiring January 01 1989.

Grace Guyer, a former employee with the Duke’s history department, died May 07, 2016. Grace began working with Duke on May 01, 1976 retiring January 01, 1994.

Allene White, a former employee that worked in Medical Records, died May 04, 2016. Allene’s career began with Duke on February 01, 1989.

William Ennis, a former employee who worked in the Maintenance Department, died May 03, 2016. William began his career at Duke on July 12, 1948, servicing Duke for over thirty years, retiring October 01, 1980.

April 2016

Patricia Bracey, a Housekeeper employed at Duke North, died April 26, 2016. Patricia began her career with Duke on May 12, 2008.

Harvey Dixon, a Housekeeper for the Ronald McDonald House, died April 25, 2016. Harvey began his career with Duke on May 05, 2002.

Selma Riley, a former employee working in the Private Diagnostic Clinic Surgery Department at Duke University, died April 24, 2016.  Selma began her career with Duke on April 11, 1962 retiring July 01, 1986.

John Rider, a former employee with Duke University’s Office of the Registrar, died April 20, 2016.  John retired from Duke on June 01, 2002 beginning his career on March 12, 1979.

Srinivas Aravamundan, a Professor (Tenure) with the English Department, died on April 13, 2016.  Srinivas worked at Duke since September 01, 2000.

Judy Evans, an employee working at the Medical Center as an Administrative Coordinator, died on April 11, 2016.  Judy worked at Duke since January 03, 1994.

Nina B. Ricci, associated with the Art History Department, died on April 11, 2016.  Nina’s career with Duke began on August 12, 1996.

Norma Mann, a former Anesthesiology Department employee, died on April 08, 2016. Norma began her career with Duke on October 01, 1955 retiring October 01, 1986 after thirty one years of service.

Susan Mcauley, a former Duke employee with Pediatrics (Allergy/Immune System), died April 08, 2016.  Susan’s career began at Duke on April 01, 1977 until retirement on January 01, 2013.

Emerson Ford, a former employee with Perkins Library, died April 06, 2016.   Emerson retired from Duke on September 01, 1985, beginning his career on January 29, 1951.

Caroline Bell, a former employee working in the computerized tomography department, died on April 04, 2016. Caroline began her career with Duke on May 01, 1980, retiring July 01, 1996.

Jethro Johnson, a former employee associated with Duke University’s West Campus, died April 02, 2016.  Jethro began working at Duke on March 01, 1987, retiring April 01, 1997.

Viola Hunter, a former Nursing Staff Resource, died April 01, 2016.  Viola began her career with Duke on August 20, 1973, retiring September 01. 1998.

Barbara Kerby, a Director of Nursing Management (Clinical Nurse I), died April 01, 2016. Barbara began her career with Duke began on March 07, 1983.

Joan Lunsford, a former employee who worked in the Division of Gastroenterology, died on April 01, 2016.  Joan retired from Duke on January 01, 1998, after beginning her career January 03, 1965.

March 2016

Alfred S. Stephens, a former employee of Duke’s Hospital Ancillary Services, died on March 31, 2016. Alfred began his career on June 01, 1953, retiring November 01, 1990,

Lucille Ervin, a former employee with Duke Pathology, died March 29, 2016. Lucille began her career on September 25, 1934, retiring August 01, 1973. On Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Lucille Ervin celebrated her 108th birthday.

William Lester Green, worked with Duke as a Vice President of Media Relationships, died March 28, 2016. William began his career with Duke in 1970, retiring in 1986. He was director of university relations, creator of a visiting journalist program and an instructor of new writing in the university’s public policy department.

John C. Hundley Jr., a former employee of Duke University’s Business Office, died March 27, 2016.  John began working with Duke on November 01, 1966, retiring March 01, 1998.

Martha Moore, a former employee of Duke University, died March 23, 2016.  Martha began her career with Duke on February 06, 1962, retiring October 01, 1981.

Alene Love, a former employee of Duke Medical Center working in Surgical Unit 6100, died March 19, 2016.  Alene began her career with Duke on June 04, 2012 retiring October 01, 2013.

Lorolyn Poole, who worked at Duke in the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic, died March 19, 2016. Lorolyn’s career began at Duke on January 01, 1986, retiring January 01, 2005.  

Betty Shaw-Small, a former employee with the Support Administration of Duke, died March 17, 2016. Betty began working on May 26, 1986, retiring February 01, 2008.

Doloris Nason, a former employee of the Duke Health Center South, died March 16, 2016. Doloris’s career with Duke began on March 25, 2002, retiring October 01, 2010.

Mary Sexton, a former employee with the Medical Center in Administration, died March16, 2016. Mary’s career began with Duke on February 01, 1970, retiring February 01, 1996.

Jade Kelley, a former employee with the Interlibrary Loan Department, died March 14, 2016. Jade’s career with Duke began March 17, 1972, retiring June 01, 1991.

Edna Cleve, a former Intermediate Care Provider, died on March 08, 2016. Edna began her career with Duke on September 08, 1981, retiring January 01, 1998.

Julia Allen, a former Duke Employee who worked with Environmental Services-T-Duke North, died March 06, 2016.  Julia began her career on June 01, 1970, retiring June 01, 1994.

Elizabeth Franklin, a former Medicine-Oncology Specialist, died March 06, 2016. Elizabeth’s career began with Duke on October 01, 1984, retiring September 01, 2009.

Laura Adkins, a former employee with Duke, died March 04, 2016. Laura began her career with Duke on August 28, 1989, retiring December 01, 2014.

Carrie Brooks, a former employee with the Pediatric Department of Duke, died March 04, 2016. Carrie began working with Duke on September 01, 1957, retiring January 01, 1995.

Pearlie Herndon, a former employee with Duke Pharmacy, died March 03, 2016. Pearlie worked with Duke from May 01, 1964 retiring April 01, 1986.

Juliette Nelson, a former Housekeeper (Operations), died March 03, 2016. Juliette began her career with Duke on January 12, 1987 retiring September 01, 2009.

February 2016

Elaine Blackwell, a former employee with the Medicine Cardiology Department of Duke, died February 26, 2016. Elaine’s career began on January 04, 1988, retiring July 01, 2009.

Lorena Braswell, a former employee with Duke’s Central Pharmacy, died February 25, 2016. Lorena’s career began at Duke on February 01, 1964 retiring March 01, 1994 spanning thirty years of service.

Johnnie Jeter, a former employee with Nursing Staff Resource, died February 25, 2016. Johnnie’s career at Duke began on April 10, 1978 retiring July 01, 2009.

Judy Emory, a former employee of Duke, died February 23, 2016. Judy began working with Duke on March 07, 1988 retiring June 01, 2012.

Alan Mong, a former employee with Duke Human Resources, died February 20, 2016. Alan began his career on November 07, 1988, retiring September 01, 2005.

Carrie Johnson, a former employee with Central Production, died February 19, 2016. Carrie’s career began with Duke on August 24, 1948 spanning over forty years retiring May 01, 1992.

Nevelyn Pierce, a former employee with Patient Nutritional Food, died February 12, 2016.  Nevelyn began working with Duke on July 29, 1968 retiring March 01, 2002.

Matilda Barbee, a former Duke employee who worked on the IV Team, died February 11, 2016. Matilda began working with Duke on January 01, 1964, retiring July 01, 1987.

Lillie Upchurch, a former employee with Duke University Health System working in the fields of Maintenance, Transportation and Laundry, died February 09, 2016. Lillie’s career with Duke began on January 01, 1951, retiring December 01, 1987.

Evangeline Page, a former employee with Patient Nutritional Food, died February 04, 2016.  Evangeline began working with Duke on September 01, 1952, retiring January 01, 1995.

Annie Isabell McDow, a former employee with Patient Nutritional Food, died February 02, 2016.  Annie began working with Duke on September 01, 1972 retiring February 01, 1995.

January 2016

Beverly Sparks, a former employee of Duke who worked within the Personnel & Staff Development Department, died January 31, 2016. Beverly’s career began on January 02, 1951 retiring July 01, 1990 spanning a career of nearly forty years.

Mamie Brock, a former employee of Duke’s University Counsel Office, died January 30, 2016. Mamie began her career on January 01, 1987 retiring April 01, 1986.

Michael Hester, an employee of Duke’s Outpatient Business Office-Manager of the Outpatient Division, died January 29, 2016. Michael’s career began on December 10, 1980.

Sarah Fryar, a former Duke employee working with Central Private Diagnostic Clinic, died January 27, 2016. Sarah began working with Duke on September 01, 1977 retiring July 01, 1995.

John T. Collins, a former Maintenance Department employee working within the Medical Center Division, died January 26, 2016.  John’s career began January 22, 1963 until retiring on December 01, 2000.

Amy Joyce, a Clinical RN II employed by Duke, who worked on the 6th Floor East DMP, died on January 22, 2016. Amy began her career with Duke on May 27, 2008.

Annie L. Wilkins, an NCAII who worked in the Cancer Center 3-GI,T, died January 22, 2016. Annie began her career with Duke on September 18, 2000.

Christine Jordan, a former employee with Duke University’s OIT Department, died January 21, 2016. Christine began working for Duke on July 01, 1968 retiring March 01, 1997.

Worth T. Cable, a former employee with Duke University working in the Safety Office, died January 18, 2016. Worth began his career August 17, 1962 retiring June 01, 1984.

Ailene Little, a former employee of Duke, died January 18, 2016. Ailene began working with Duke on May 01, 1966 retiring April 01, 1991.

William Anlyan, worked in the School of Medicine –Chancellor Emeritis, died January 17, 2016. William’s career began on July 01, 1949.

Maria Morse, a former employee working as a Respiratory Therapist, died January 10, 2016. Maria began her career at Duke on March 01, 1983 retiring June 01, 1999.

Lena Ellis, a former employee with Duke’s Medical Records, died January 04, 2016. Lena began her career at Duke on June 29, 1953 retiring October 01, 1985.