University and Health System Obituaries for 2021

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

Below are Duke University and Duke University Health System staff, faculty and retirees who have passed away in 2021, as reported to Duke Human Resources through November 2021.

January 2021

Joyce Fowler: Began working at Duke on October 18, 1983, retired on January 31, 2014, employed as a Patient Service Associate, Radiology Scheduling, died January 3, 2021.

William Ellis: Began working at Duke on May 12, 1986, retired on February 14, 2013, employed as an Electrician Certified, Faculty Maintenance Management, died January 4, 2021.

Debra Bethea: Began working at Duke on February 5, 2007, retired November 15, 2019, died January 6, 2021.

Hope Whitmore: Began working at Duke on July 11, 2016, employed as a Medical Assistant in Duke Primary Care of Hillsborough, died January 6, 2021.

Doris Marriott: Began working at Duke on June 1, 1957, retired on October 1, 1993, employed as a Medical Technologist in Cardiology, died January 7, 2021.

Thera McLean: Began working at Duke on October 17, 1980, retired October 17, 2003, employed as a Patient Transporter, died January 7, 2021.

Ruth Parrish: Began working at Duke on September 27, 1960, retired on June 30, 1995, employed as a Medical Technologist, Central Lab Support, died January 7, 2021.

Thomas Bryant: Began working at Duke on October 25, 1967, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as a Master Electrician, Facilities Management, died January 8, 2021.

Margaret Spivey: Began working at Duke on February 29, 1971, retired on May 31, 1993, employed as a Clerk IV, Patient Access Services Control, died January 8, 2021.

Robert Haymer: Began working at Duke on September 12, 1962, retired on August 14, 2006, employed as a Drive Safe Escort Program, died January 9, 2021.

Louis Johnson: Began working at Duke on March 5, 2007, retired on July 21, 2015, employed as a Patient Transporter, died January 10, 2021.

(Catherine) Maxine Williams: Began working at Duke on June 28, 1967, retired on December 31, 2006, employed as a Health Unit Coordinator, died January 10, 2021.

Gerry Whitfield: Began working at Duke on November 9, 1999, retired on February 27, 2015, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died January 13, 2021.

Amy Kessenich: Began working at Duke on May 4, 1992, employed as an Associate Operating Officer, DHN Administration, died January 13, 2021.

Gale Buzzard: Began working at Duke on February 1, 1957, retired on February 1, 2017, employed as an Assistant Professor, died January 14, 2021.

H. Wayne Lail: Began working at Duke on December 23, 1974, retired on June 30, 2017, employed as a Lecturer, Music, died January 17, 2021.

Martha Chrisco: Began working at Duke on August 26, 1968, retired on February 28, 2005, employed as a Reimbursement Analyst I Surgery, Anesthesia Insurance Follow up, died January 18, 2021.

Rose Muriithi: Began working at Duke on October 22, 2001, retired on September 15, 2015, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died January 18, 2021.

Sharon Coward: Began working at Duke on March 15, 1982, employed as a Program Coordinator in the Multicultural Resource Center, died January 19, 2021.

Dorothy Latta: Began working at Duke on September 20, 1976, retired on September 26, 1996, employed as a Patient Relations PDC, died January 19, 2021.

Latoya Johnson Powers: Began working at Duke on August 19, 2019, retired December 14, 2020, employed in Population Health, died January 19, 2021

Vertee Poteat: Began working at Duke on November 30, 1992, retired on January 30, 2009, employed as a Senior Supervisor, Housekeeping Specialist Facilities Operations, died January 20, 2021.

Johnnie Snipes: Began working at Duke on September 5, 1973, retired on January 28, 2000, employed as a Food Service Worker, died January 20, 2021,

Kenna Tasissa: Began working at Duke on September 18, 2017, retired on August 13, 2020, employed in Pediatrics Neurology, died January 21, 2021.

Constance Fears: Began working at Duke on September 4, 1987, retired December 3, 2020, died January 23, 2021.

Sadie Bolden: Began working at Duke on October 7, 1996, retired on March 9, 2003, employed as a Medical Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Unit 8100, died January 24, 2021.

Paul Wang: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1968, employed as a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, died January 27, 2021.

William Eastwood: Began working at Duke on February 18, 1974, retired on June 30, 2003, employed as a Finance Manager Administrative Applications Support Services, died January 28, 2021.

Irma Laney: Began working at Duke on July 14, 1980, retired on January 13, 1995, employed as a Nursing Care Assistant in Pediatric Bone Marrow 5200, died January 28, 2021.

Dennis Stanley: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1961, employed as a Professor in  Classical Studies, died January 30, 2021.

February 2021

Charles Hammond: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1966, employed as a Professor in ObGyn Departmental Chairman’s Office, died February 1, 2021.

Samuel Truax: Began working at Duke on May 24, 1976, retired on August 31, 2009, employed as a Parking Services Assistant, Traffic & Parking, died February 2, 2021.

Tonya Wilkerson: Began working at Duke on October 26, 1998, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died February 2, 2021.

Quenton Hill: Began working at Duke on June 15, 1999, retired on October 15, 2014, employed as a Courier in Distribution Home Care & Health, died February 5, 2021.

Richard McCann: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1974, employed as a Professor in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, died February 5, 2021.

Lynda Benson: Began working at Duke on November 28, 1988, retired on December 8, 2009, employed as a Patient Services Associate in Duke Health Center, died February 7, 2021.

Theodora Thompson: Began working at Duke on January 19, 1970, retired on September 26, 2002, employed as a Health Unit Coordinator for Pediatric Unit: 5100, died February 8, 2021.

Cay Melges: Began working at Duke on December 14, 2015, retired on August 30, 2016, employed with Duke Temporary Services, died February 9, 2021

Gwendolyn Wallace: Began working at Duke on June 9, 1986, employed as a Health Unit Coordinator in Pediatric Unit-5100, retired on July 31, 2007, died February 10, 2021.

Marie Andrews: Began working at Duke on September 29, 1975, retired on July 8, 2016, employed as a Medical Laboratory Technician II in Chemistry, died February 13, 2021.

Myra Harris: Began working at Duke on September 2, 1962, retired on December 26, 2004, employed as a Medical Technologist in Core Laboratory, died February 14, 2021.

Theodore Williams: Began working at Duke on February 26, 1990, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as a Utility Worker in Housekeeping Operations, died February 14, 2021.

James Efird: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1958, retired on July 1, 2016, employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Academic Programs, died February 17, 2021.

Kelly Lisenbee: Began working at Duke on February 15, 1999, retired on May 31, 2020, employed as a Nurse Practitioner in Urology, died February 20, 2021.

Dina Randazzo: Began working at Duke on July 1, 2013, employed as an Assistant Professor in Neuro Oncology, died February 20, 2021.

Margaret Bailey: Began working at Duke on November 7, 1994, retired on May 21, 2013, employed as a Clinical Data Assistant IV in DCRI, died February 21, 2021.

Bertha Covington: Began working at Duke on November 14, 1972, retired on September 19, 2003, employed as an Animal Caretaker in Lab Animal Resources, died February 23, 2021.

Elizabeth Glasscock: Began working at Duke on January 30, 1984, retired on June 18, 2001, employed with Duke University, died February 25, 2021.

J. Samuel Hammond: Began working at Duke on September 2, 2012, retired on December 31, 2018, employed as an Instructor Special Programs in Chapel Services, died February 25, 2021.

Vernon King: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1972, retired on January 1, 1992, employed as a Master Sheet Metal Mechanic in Engineering & Operations, died February 28, 2021.

March 2021

Ronderrence Peterson: Began working at Duke on August 16, 2018, retired on January 31, 2021, employed as a Bio-Medical Waste Handler in Duke North, died March 6, 2021.

Shelby Castle: Began working at Duke on August 25, 1992, retired on April 30, 1998, died March 7, 2021.

Robin Mundy: Began working at Duke on October 23, 2000, retired on February 28, 2018, employed as a Patient Accountant Associate in Special Programs, died March 8, 2021.

Anita Tapp: Began working at Duke on October 14, 1986, employed as a Staff Assistant in Daytime MBA Tuition & Operations, died March 8, 2021.

JoAnn McGill: Began working at Duke on October 29, 2002, employed with PCE Surgery Department, died March 9, 2021.

Gennie Brown: Began working at Duke on February 1, 1968, retired on December 21, 1990, employed as a Housekeeper Specialist in North Pavilion, died March 10, 2021.

Patricia Rorie: Began working at Duke on August 1, 1963, retired on December 31, 1996, employed as an Administrative Coordinator in Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, died March 11, 2021.

Laura Parrish: Began working at Duke on March 7, 1988, retired on December 31, 2003, employed as a Cardiology Technician in Medicine Cardiology, died March 13, 2021.

Pamela Eakes: Began working at Duke on October 9, 1972, retired on September 7, 2003, employed as a Clinical Nurse II in Mother and Baby – GYN, died March 14, 2021.

Lugina Reed: Began working at Duke on August 11, 1983, retired March 19, 2004, died March 14, 2021.

Garry Mitchell: Began working at Duke on November 8, 1977, retired on May 22, 1998, employed as a Police Officer in Duke University Police Department, died March 15, 2021.

Wanda Poe: Began working at Duke on November 7, 1988, retired on October 19, 2015, employed as a Clinical Nurse II in Special Care Nursery, died March 16, 2021.

George Newton: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1965, retired on September 30, 1993, employed as a Port Engineer in NSOE & Earth Science Marine Lab, died March 17, 2021.

Wendy Harp: Began working at Duke on June 3, 1974, retired on June 29, 2007, employed as a Financial Guidance Counselor for Duke Credit Union, died March 20, 2021.

Janice Avery: Began working at Duke on December 10, 1973, retired on December 31, 1991, employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Surgical Unit-2100, died March 21, 2021.

Paul Bryan: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1951, retired on February 28, 1989, employed as a Professor in Music, died March 25, 2021.

William Clayton: Began working at Duke on October 21, 1968, retired on July 31, 1999, employed as a Lab Assistant in Biochemistry, died March 25, 2021.

James Shaw: Began working at Duke on April 10, 1995, retired August 5, 2005, died March 26, 2021.

Clemuel Upchurch: Began working at Duke on November 7, 1983, retired on September 19, 1991, died March 27, 2021.

Brenda Cole: Began working at Duke on October 28, 1985, retired on March 18, 2011, employed as an Administrative Secretary in Pediatric Infectious Disease, died March 30, 2021.

April 2021

David Southern: Began working at Duke on September 21, 1998, employed as an Assistant Managing Editor for Duke University Press, died April 1, 2021.

Jennie Talbert: Began working at Duke on July 1, 2002, retired on January 9, 2018, employed as a Field Clinician at Hock Family Pavilion IPU, died April 3, 2021.

Ronald Butters: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1967, employed as a Professor in English, died April 6, 2021.

Mary Pettiford: Began working at Duke on June 15, 1998, retired on June 27, 2019, employed as a Medical Assistant in Duke North GYN Specialties, died April 7, 2021.

Carolyn Owen: Began working at Duke on August 9, 1965, retired on February 22, 1988, employed as an Administrative Secretary in ECOR, April 10, 2021.

Judith Hepler: Began working at Duke on November 4, 2013, retired on October 20, 2014, employed as a Medical Interpreter in International Patient Center, died April 12, 2021.

James Arena: Began working at Duke on January 15, 1973, retired on August 31, 2000, employed as a Clinical Pharmacist in Central Pharmaceutical, died April 13, 2021.

Karen Heller: Began working at Duke on March 10, 2003, employed as a Research Analyst II in MC3-CCBB, died April 14, 2021.

Clarence Arrington: Began working at Duke on September 16, 1969, retired on March 16, 1997, employed as a Production Worker in Lead DS-Contract Operations, died April 15, 2021.

Stanley Denton: Began working at Duke on November 9, 1998, retired on July 21, 2006, died April 15, 2021.

Donald Fields: Began working at Duke on December 27, 1976, retired on May 18, 2004, employed as a Maintenance Specialist, died April 16, 2021.

Barbara Echols: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1971, retired on September 3, 1999, employed as an Administrator Special Projects for the Vice Chancellor & Dean TDHI, died April 16, 2021.

Susan Montsinger: Began working at Duke on June 14, 1976, retired on August 31, 2016, employed as an Analytical Specialist in Outreach ISTAT Glucometer, died April 18, 2021.

Dawn Provenzale: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1992, employed as a Professor in Medicine Gastroenterology, died April 20, 2021.

Richard Taylor: Began working at Duke on March 14, 2011, retired on March 24, 2014, employed as a Security Officer in Security Operations, died April 26, 2021.

Claude S. Dixon: Began working at Duke on August 31, 1996, retired on June 30, 2010, employed as a Recreational Aide, HWPER Recreation Facilities, died April 27, 2021.

Michael McKiever: Began working at Duke on October 9, 1980, retired on December 6, 2019, employed as a Food Service Associate in Central Productions, died April 28, 2021.

Leudzer Algra: Began working at Duke on September 22, 1966, retired on May 28, 1982, employed as a Supervisor Senior for Grounds Maintenance, died April 30, 2021.

Marion Felts: Began working at Duke on June 8, 1989, retired on July 6, 2007, employed as a Laboratory Technician II in Chemistry Duke Clinical Labs, died April 30, 2021.

May 2021

Jacqueline Howze: Began working at Duke on September 21, 1993, retired on March 5, 2004, employed as a Medical Licensed Practical Nurse in Duke Outpatient, died May 1, 2021.

Sterling Upchurch: Began working at Duke on October 21, 1991, retired on November 24, 1998, died May 3, 2021.

Dallas Hill: Began working at Duke on September 29, 1995, retired on July 29, 2003, employed as a General Maintenance Mechanic for Division of Marine Science and Conservation, died May 6, 2021.

Douglas Martelon: Began working at Duke on December 4, 1987, retired on August 31, 2012, employed as a Manager Theatre Operations in Event Management, died May 6, 2021.

Parnell Turrentine Jr. : Began working at Duke on May 25, 1969, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as a Senior Grounds Equipment Operator, died May 6, 2021.

Margaret Goodson: Began working at Duke on August 31, 1987, died May 7, 2021.

John Furlow: Began working at Duke on March 14, 1966, retired on July 31, 1985, employed as a Graphic Communications Specialist, MC Design Services, Athletics-Administration, died May 8, 2021.

John Tharrington: Began working at Duke on March 4, 2002, retired November 26, 2010, employed as a Surgical Attendant for OR-Infrastructure, died May 8, 2021

Yolanda Burke: Began working at Duke on January 15, 1990, retired on June 9, 2006, employed as a Clinical Nurse III in DCT 6 Solid Organ Transplant, died May 10, 2021.

Jody Power: Began working at Duke on January 1, 1998, employed as an Executive Director for Institutional Review Board, died May 11, 2021.

Mamie Mangum: Began working at Duke on April 15, 1996, retired on August 31, 2009, employed as a Communication Center Operator Tele/Video for Comm-Operations Group DU, died May 20, 2021.

Colleen Reilly: Began working at Duke on June 9, 1997, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as an Accounting Specialist in Accounts Payable, died May 20, 2021.

William Keech: Began working at Duke on August 1, 2008, employed as a Research Professor in Political Science, died May 20, 2021.

Annie King: Began working at Duke on June 26, 1973, retired on August 31, 2003, employed as an Accounting Services Clerk, died May 22, 2021.

Lorenza Castillo: Began working at Duke on February 21, 2011, retired on January 15, 2012, employed as a Food Service Associate, died May 23, 2021.

Audrey Harrell: Began working at Duke on May 5, 1980, retired on May 31, 1994, employed as a Library Assistant in Library Reference Illustrate Department, died May 31, 2021.

June 2021

Roberta Cozart: Began working at Duke on June 17, 1985, retired on February 28, 2005, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died June 1, 2021.

Anna Cole: Began working at Duke on April 11, 1980, retired on July 28, 2014, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died June 3, 2021.

Leroy Davis: Began working at Duke on April 5, 1976, retired on May 28, 2010, employed as a Medical Licensed Practical Nurse, Wound Treatment Management, Duke University Health System, died, June 3, 2021.

Lindsey Kozecke: Began working at Duke on November 1, 2010, retired September 28, 2018, died June 5, 2021.

Alice Glines: Began working at Duke on April 9, 2012, retired on August 14, 2020, employed as a Clinical Research Specialist, died June 8, 2021.

Betty Lewis: Began working at Duke on August 12, 1974, retired on May 20, 2008, employed as a Benefits Representative for PDC Administration, died June 8, 2021.

Vanessa Amos: Began working at Duke on October 17, 2005, employed as a Reimbursement Specialist in Pre-Visit Collections, died June 8, 2021.

Robin Vollmer: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1972, employed as an Associate Professor in Career Track Pathology Clinical Services, died June 8, 2021.

Felecia Williams: Began working at Duke on March 5, 2008, employed as a Staff Specialist for Family Medicine, died June 8, 2021.

Lucy Freet: Began working at Duke on October 10, 1991, retired July 11, 2003, employed as a Supervisor of Building Automation System for Director Revenue Operations and Coding, died June 9, 2021.

Remonia Guthrie: Began working at Duke on March 2, 1987, retired on December 29, 2019, employed as a Health Unit Coordinator in Advance Birthing Center, died June 14, 2021.

Gladys Garner: Began working at Duke on December 11, 2017, retired on January 7, 2021, employed as a Sterile Processing Technician, Certified, died June 21, 2021.

Nancy Hillsman: Began working at Duke on October 8, 2001, retired December 31, 2020, employed with the Office of Foundation Relations in Duke Alumni Engagement and Development, died June 21, 2021.

Elaine Matthews: Began working at Duke on October 15, 2018, employed as a Clinical Nurse III in Cardiac Catheterization Lab, died June 21, 2021.

Michael Lee: Began working at Duke on October 9, 1978, employed as a Clinical Technician II in HLA Laboratory, died June 22, 2021.

W. Allen Addison: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1976, employed as a Professor for Urogynecology Medical Center, died June 26, 2021.

Wallace Rochelle: Began working at Duke on September 18, 1980, retired on July 1, 2002, employed with Duke University Health System, died June 27, 2021.

Louise Attaway: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1977, retired on February 26, 1993, employed as a Sterile Processing Technician I, died June 29, 2021.

K. Annabell Weisenseel: Began working at Duke on September 11, 1989, retired on June 30, 2002, employed with Duke University, died June 30, 2021.

July 2021

Celestine McIver: Began working at Duke on June 10, 1957, retired on June 10, 1999, employed as a Patient Care Technician in Adult Cardiac Cath Labs, died July 1, 2021.

Mathew McCubbins: Began working at Duke on July 1, 2013, employed as a Professor in Political Science, died July 1, 2021.

Dorothy Reep: Began working at Duke on July 8, 1996, retired on May 20, 1997, employed with PDC Reimbursement, died July 4, 2021.

Panzola McMillon: Began working at Duke on February 5, 1973, retired on January 22, 1995, employed as an Echocardiography Technologist II in EKG Support Unit, died July 4, 2021.

Doris Lee: Began working at Duke on May 29, 1951, retired on June 17, 1994, employed as a Staff Assistant Pediatrics in Infectious Diseases Medical Center, died July 5, 2021.

Marie Palmer: Began working at Duke on April 4, 1997, retired on February 29, 2008, employed as an Administrative Assistant in Cancer Support Program, died July 6, 2021.

James Whitaker: Began working at Duke on March 15, 1999, retired on December 18, 2009, died July 6, 2021.

Michael Ward: Began working at Duke on June 1, 2009, employed as a Professor in Political Science, died July 9, 2021.

Betsy Miller: Began working at Duke on July 31, 2006, retired on September 3, 2006, employed with Duke Temporary Services, died July 10, 2021.

Janie Reaves: Began working at Duke on October 9, 1997, retired on May 15, 2006, employed with Duke Temporary Services, died July 11, 2021.

Rosa Johnson: Began working at Duke on August 10, 1955, retired February 6, 1987, employed as a Sterile Processing Technician, died July 14, 2021.

Everette Smith: Began working at Duke on May 1, 1966, employed as a Staff Assistant in Faculty & Adjunct Effort, died July 14, 2021.

Sheila McHugh: Began working at Duke on November 14, 2006, retired on August 2, 2009, employed as a Clinical Nurse II for Vascular Access Team, died July 16, 2021.

Tara Garrett: Began working at Duke on April 10, 2000, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, died July 17, 2021.

Roy Crenshaw Jr.: Began working at Duke on April 22, 1968, retired on August 31, 1998, employed as an Administrative Director, died July 19, 2021.

Marina Vincent: Began working at Duke on April 15, 1974, retired on October 17, 2008, employed as a Courier for Duke Outpatient Phlebotomy, died July 19, 2021.

Donald Wethington: Began working at Duke on August 25, 1986, retired on January 5, 2007, employed as a Senior Carpenter in MC E&O Maintenance, died July 19, 2021.

Lois DeWolfe: Began working at Duke on February 10, 1992, retired on March 18, 2007, employed as a Clinical Nurse II in Pediatric Unit 5300, died July 20, 2021.

Clarice Nau: Began working at Duke on April 6, 1992, retired on October 6, 2006, employed as an Administrative Secretary in MC E&O Administration, died July 20, 2021.

Marlene M. Hartman: Began working at Duke on January 18, 2021, employed as a Courier for Courier Services at Duke Raleigh Hospital, died July 20, 2021.

Christy Eggleston: Began working at Duke on October 1, 1986, retired on March 27, 2013, employed as an Accounting Services Clerk, died July 25, 2021.

Norma Johnson: Began working at Duke on March 6, 1972, retired on November 30, 1994, employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse, FP, in N-78 Intermediate Care, died July 26, 2021.

Cathy Ann Keizer: Began working at Duke on November 25, 1985, retired on August 25, 2005, employed as a Clinical Nurse II in Pediatric Unit 5300, died July 26, 2021.

J. Michael Cook: Began working at Duke on January 1, 1988, employed as an Assistant Research Professor in Immunology Medical Center, died July 26, 2021.

Sue Younkin: Began working at Duke on September 4, 2001, retired on December 31, 2002, employed with Medicine Nephrology, Medical Center, died July 27, 2021.

Nina Gardner: Began working at Duke on August 1, 1979, employed as a Parking Lot Attendant in Traffic & Parking, died July 28, 2021.

Chase Johnson: Began working at Duke on December 1, 2019, employed as a Teaching Assistant, died July 28, 2021.

Samuel Evans: Began working at Duke on August 29, 1970, employed with Duke Medical Center working as a Staff Assistant with Child & Family Mental Health. Samuel was an active employee at the time of his death on July 30, 2021.

August 2021

Johnnie Lawrence: Began working at Duke on July 2, 1947, retired on August 31, 1994, employed as a Manager of Operations in Administration, died August 2, 2021.

Daniel Watt: Began working at Duke on July 1, 2019, employed as a Residence Coordinator in Residence Life, died August 3, 2021.

Helen Mau: Began working at Duke on February 10, 1969 as a Staff Nurse AC with the Medicine Cardiology Department at Duke Medical Center, retired on August 31, 2002, died August 6, 2021.

Jeanne Wheeler: Began working at Duke on May 15, 2006, retired on May 22, 2011, employed as a Financial Care Counselor in PRMO, died August 7, 2021.

Larue Borland: Began working at Duke on October 28, 2008, retired on May 6, 2016, employed as a Cardiology Technician in Duke Hospital Clinics, died August 8, 2021.

Earl Foster: Began working at Duke on April 23, 2012, retired on February 22, 2020, died August 11, 2021.

Edward Godley: Began working at Duke on September 13, 1976, retired on December 29, 2000, employed as a Manager Crime Prevention for Duke University Police, died August 11, 2021.

William Meyer: Began working at Duke on March 1, 1981, employed as an Associate Professor in Career Track Case Management, died August 11, 2021.

Kimberly Hall: Began working at Duke on August 10, 2001, died August 13, 2021.

Loretta Alford: Began working with Duke on June 11, 1984 as a Medical Assistant with the Gynecology Department with Duke University Health System, retired on July 1, 2014, died on August 14, 2021.

Brenda Royster: Began working at Duke on August 25, 1980, retired on February 1, 2007, employed as a Food Service Associate, died August 15, 2021.

Fleeter Sloan: Began working at Duke on December 22, 2008, retired February 17, 2020, died August 15, 2021.

Mary Brewer: Began working at Duke on October 7, 1999, employed with Duke Primary care, died August 16, 2021.

Margie Pegram: Began working at Duke on July 5, 1943, retired on December 31, 1984, employed as an Accounting Supervisor in PDC Finance, died August 17, 2021.

Robert Serino: Began working at Duke on June 26, 2006, retired on February 18, 2011, died August 17, 2021.

Karen Hunt: Began working at Duke on May 31, 1999, retired on December 17, 2012, employed as a Staff Assistant in Pathology Research Medical Center, died August 19, 2021.

Ira Moore: Began working at Duke on October 27, 1969, retired December 20, 1991, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, working with Duke Medical Center in the Duke South Buildings, died August 19, 2021.

Margret Braddy: Began working at Duke on October 3, 2016, retired on April 16, 2019, employed by Duke Temporary Services, died August 20, 2021.

Stanley Sumpter: Began working at Duke on July 20, 1971, retired on April 11, 2003, died August 21, 2021.

Sharon Daniels: Began working at Duke on October 5, 1977, employed as an Access Specialist I in Radiology Oncology Access Center, died August 22, 2021.

Willie Cearnel: Began working at Duke on March 8, 1993, retired August 6, 1998, employed by Duke University in the Rewards and Recognition Department, died August 23, 2021.

Miriam Cho: Began working at Duke on June 1, 2020, employed as an Instructor for Special Programs, Academic Programs with Duke University, died August 23, 2021.

Mary Newman: Began working at Duke on July 27, 1973, retired on August 19, 2005, employed as a Radiology Film File Clerk, Radiology Film Library, died August 23, 2021.

Paul Carrington: Began working with Duke on July 1, 1978, retired on June 30, 2010, employed as a Professor Tenure, Law Faculty, died August 24, 2021.

William Pickard: Began working at Duke on May 13, 1974, retired on July 21, 2006, employed as a Director of Pharmacy at DRH Pharmacy, died August 24, 2021.

Andrea Kilgore: Began working at Duke on October 1, 2012, a retiree, died August 25, 2021.

Alice Abernathy: Began working at Duke on September 5, 1977, retired on December 9, 1994, employed as a Staff Nurse in AC Central Staffing, died August 26, 2021.

Ethel McCullum: Began working at Duke on October 16, 1950 retiring February 27, 1992, employed as a Staff Nurse with Duke University Health System, died August 29, 2021.

Jane Howell: Began working at Duke on October 27, 1986, retiring July 31, 2001, employed as a Clinical Nurse III with Surgical Unit 210 at Duke University Health System, died August 31, 2021.

Stephanie Johnson-Canty: Began working at Duke on December 12, 2005, retired on February 26, 2006, employed as a Clinical Nurse, PRN, with Central Staffing Duke University Health System, died, August 31, 2021.

Mary Forrest: Began working at Duke on September 6, 2005, retired November 25, 2008, employed by Duke Medical Center with the Cardiology Unit, died August 31, 2021.

Johnnie Palmer: Began working at Duke on February 21, 1994, retiring on July 6, 1999, employed by Duke Regional Hospital as a Housekeeping Specialist, died August 31, 2021.

September 2021

Clifton Davis: Began working at Duke on April 22, 1963, retired March 15, 1998, employed as a Carpenter Foreman for the Duke University Marine Lab, died September 1, 2021.

Susan Cavanagh: Began working at Duke on June 1, 2008, retired October 31, 2009, employed as a Program Assistant for Multicultural Resources with Duke Medical Center, died, September 2, 2021.

Ryan Hughes: Began working at Duke on June 1, 2021, employed as a Postdoctoral Associate, Psychology and Neuroscience with Duke University, died September 3, 2021.

Mary Woods: Began working at Duke on August 2, 1965, retired May 31, 1992, employed as a Secretary with Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, died September 4, 2021.

Janice Giordano: Began working at Duke on December 18, 2000, retired December 19, 2020, employed as a Respiratory Care Therapist for Duke University Health System, died September 5, 2021.

Louise Rogers:  Began working at Duke on March 7, 2016, retired March 3, 2021, employed as a Clinical Nurse II, Emergency Department of Duke University Health System, died September 5, 2021.

Juanita Stocks: Began working at Duke on January 30, 2006, retired November 17, 2017, died September 6, 2021.

Elizabeth Clark: Began working at Duke on September 1, 1982, employed as Professor in the Department of Religious Studies with Duke University, died September 7, 2021.

Mary Dawson: Began working at Duke on August 1, 1961, retiring February 28, 1994, employed as a Librarian in Acquisitions, died September 12, 2021.

Eddie Broadie Sr.: Began working at Duke on May 15, 1983, retired August 31, 2009, employed as a Grounds Equipment Operator with Duke University, died September 12, 2021.

Gary Stephenson: Began working at Duke on November 8, 1982, retired January 2, 2003, employed as a Supervisor for Campus Mail Service with Duke University, died September 17, 2021.

Betty Seymore: Began working at Duke on October 6, 2009, retired July 21, 2010, employed by Duke Medical Center as a Staff Assistant for Duke Translational Medicine, died September 19, 2021.

Tammie Daye: Began working at Duke on October 14, 1996, retired on June 17, 2004, employed as a Bio-Medical Waste handler with Duke Hospital, died September 23, 2021.

Monica Truitt: Began working at Duke on December 3, 2012, employed as a Patient Service Representative with Patient Revenue Management Organization, PT Sport Medicine Center for Living, died September 23, 2021.

Danielle Richardson: Began working at Duke on February 8, 2016, employed with Duke Regional Hospital as a Hospitalist, died September 24, 2021.

William Barnes: Began working at Duke on November 4, 2002, retired June 1, 2021, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist with Duke University Health System in Duke Clinic, died September 25, 2021.

Jacqueline Giles: Began working at Duke on November 10, 1986, retired March 21, 2021, employed as a Laboratory Assistant Senior for Hematologic Malignancies with Duke Medical Center, died, September 28, 2021.

Sylvia M. Maynor: Began working at Duke on June 13, 2005, retired on April 9, 2021, employed as a Staff Specialist, Procurement Services and Supply Chain, died September 29, 2021.

October 2021

Margaret Sims: Began working at Duke on October 18, 1977, retired February 28, 2001, employed as a Staff Specialist for PAS with Duke University, died October 1, 2021.\

Joanell Campbell: Began working at Duke on January 15, 1990, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist with Duke University Health System, died October 3, 2021.

Erin Wood: Began working with Duke on December 14, 1998, employed as a Sr. IT Analyst in Information Technology with Duke University, died October 3, 2021.

William Sims: Began working with Duke on July 1, 1994, employed with the Psychiatric Social Work Division as a Consulting Associate with Duke Medical Center, died October 4, 2021.

Harry Weaver Jr: Began working at Duke on February 4, 1976, retiring July 31, 2008, employed as a Patient Service Associate with the Radiology Bone Department of Duke University Health System, died October 6, 2021.

Emily Carlisle: Began working at Duke on October 1, 2001, retiring May 30, 2005, working in the Health Policy Certification with Duke University, died October 8, 2021.

Edwin Eubanks: Began working at Duke on December 11, 1972, retired March 31, 1994, employed as an HVAC Mechanic, with Medical Center Engineering & Operations Maintenance, died October 9, 2021.

Naomi Ashford-Brand: Began working at Duke on December 3, 2007, retiring February 25, 2008, employed as an Medical Licensed Practical Nurse, PDC Medicine, died October 10, 2021

Elliott Mills: Began working with Duke on August 1, 1968, working as a Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, with Duke University, remained an active employee until his death on October 16, 2021.

Pedro Melo: Began working at Duke on July 2, 2012, employed as a Utility Worker with the SmartHome Division, died October 18, 2021.

Robert Anderson: Began working at Duke on August 1, 1994, employed as a Professor with the Department of Surgery, died, October 19, 2021.

Deborah Sawyer: Began working with Duke on June 24, 2013, employed as a Histology Technologist with Clinical Laboratories in the Anatomic Pathology Department, died October 20, 2021.

Abigail Overton: Began working with Duke on January 4, 2021, retired January 19, 2021, as a Patient Care Associate with the Office of Curricular Affairs, died October 22, 2021.

Howard Allen: Began working with Duke on September 22, 1975, retired on June 30, 2001, employed with Duke University Health System as a Senior Housekeeping Specialist, working in Duke Clinic buildings, died October 24, 2021.

Walter Edwards: Began working with Duke on June 4, 1990, retired June 2, 2006, employed as Zone Maintenance, MC E&O Maintenance with Duke Medical Center, died October 24, 2021.

Lalonnie Rankin: Began working with Duke on March 5, 2007, retired on October 14, 2013, employed with Duke University, died, October 24, 2021.

Michael Lunsford: Began working with Duke on March 10, 2014, retired July 9, 2021, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, EVS Duke University Health System, died, October 25, 2021.

Deanna M. Farrar: Began working at Duke on October 24, 1977, retired April 25, 1995, employed with Rewards and Recognition, died October 26, 2021.

Sarah J. Gilchrist: Began working with Duke on January 1, 1973, retired July 5, 2000, employed with Rewards and Recognition, died October 26, 2021. 

Ruby Jones: Began working with Duke on May 13, 1985, retired on March 11, 2002, employed with Duke University Heath System, died October 31, 2021.

Lisa Padgett: Began working with Duke on April 7, 2003, retired on August 9, 2020, employed with Duke University, died, October 31, 2021.

November 2021

Jacqueline Wright: Began working with Duke on November 11, 1974, retired June 18, 1999, employed as a Staff Assistant for Radiology Administration with Duke University Health System, died November 4, 2021.

Mae Brooks: Began working at Duke on July 7, 2005, retired on June 30, 2007, employed as a Laboratory Assistant Medicine Cardiology with Duke University, died, November 6, 2021.

James D. Jones: Began working at Duke on June 22, 1954, working, as an Associate Professor Emeritus, Child & Family Mental Health & Comm Psych, with Duke University, remained an active employee until his death on November 9, 2021.

Carolyn Lumpkins: Began working with Duke on April 8, 1974, retired June 28, 2013, employed as a Clinical Data Specialist with DCRI, died November 9, 2021.

Effie Luck: Began working with Duke on August 8, 1994, retired June 30, 2016, employed as a Patient Service Account Representative with Patient Revenue Management Organization, died November 12, 2021.

Dorothy Lunsford: Began working with Duke on August 23, 1968, retired March 31, 1995, employed as a Medical Assistant, Patient Transporter with Duke University Health System, died November 13, 2021.

Jeanette Clark: Began working with Duke on April 7, 1980, retired February 3, 1995, employed as a Respiratory Therapist with Duke University Health System, died November 18, 2021

Evelyn M. Miller: Began working with Duke on September 17, 1973, retired on May 12, 1995, employed as a Purchasing Assistant with Duke University Stores, died November 19, 2021.

Selina Clive: Began working at Duke on August 7, 200 retiring on July 31, 2021, employed as an Associate in Research, Biology with Duke University, died, November 22, 2021.

Peggy Lloyd: Began working with Duke on July 25, 1967, retired January 24, 2003, employed as a Medical Transcriptionist in Ophthalmology for Duke Medical Center, died November 26, 2021.

Janet McKenna: Began working with Duke on April 10, 2000, retired November 27, 2002, employed as a Coordinator in Clinical Medicine-Neonatal Perinatal for Duke Medical Center, died November 27, 2021.

Barbara Welch: Began working with Duke on May 8, 2000, retired on November 22, 2013, employed as a Surgical Technician in Operating Room with Duke Raleigh Hospital, died November 28, 2021.

Ruth Robinson: Began working with Duke on July 1, 2000, retired on September 2, 2005, employed with Duke University, died, November 29, 2021.

Mary Saunders: Began working with Duke on February 28, 1949, retired on November 26, 1992, employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Surgical Unit 310, Duke University Health System, died November 29, 2021.

David Atwater: Began working with Duke on September 8, 1981, retired March 4, 2016, employed as a Plumber working for Facilities Management with Duke University, died November 29, 2021.

Deirdre Mccullough: Began working with Duke on August 3, 1987, employed as a Library Specialist, RCSC-College Strategic Development, with Duke University, remained an active employee until her death on November 29, 2021.

Betty Matthews: Began working with Duke on August 9, 1999, retired December 20, 2002, employed as an Accounting Specialist, Radiology Duke Medical Center, died November 30, 2021.

December 2021

Ceil Sheehan: Began working with Duke on September 8, 1975, retired on February 1, 2008, employed as a Team Leader in Learning and Organization Development for Duke Human Resources, died December 2, 2021.

Margaret Lawless: Began working with Duke on December 23, 1983, retired August 27, 2009, employed as a Staff Specialist with the Franklin Center, died December 3, 2021.

Alberta Allen: Began working with Duke on January 15, 1990, retired on January 17, 1990, employed as a Staff Nurse in Nursing Services with Duke University Health System, died December 4, 2021. 

Walter Smith: Began working with Duke on June 13, 2005, retired March 28, 2014, employed as a Patient Transporter for Duke University Health System, died December 4, 2021.

David Warner: Began working with Duke on February1, 1994, retired December 3, 2021, employed as a Professor (Tenure), Anesthesiology-Basic Sciences, with Duke University, died, December 5, 2021.

Rosa Harris: Began working with Duke on January 27, 1969, retired November 10, 1997, employed as a Nursing Care Assistant in Surgical Unit 210 with Duke University Health System, died December 6, 2021.

William G. Mitchell: Began working with Duke on July1, 2001, employed as an Instructor, MC Bio Statistics & Bioinformatics, Chair Office with Duke University, remained an active employee until his death on December 6, 2021. 

Edna Ballard: Began working with Duke on March 12, 1984, retired on June 30, 2011, employed as a Clinical Associate, Psychiatric Social Work, with Duke University, died December 8, 2021.

Michael Currier: Began working with Duke on August 5, 2019, retired on August 30, 2019, employed as a Courier, Courier Service with Duke University Health System, died, December 8, 2021.

Elena Rowson: Began working with Duke on July 22, 1985, retired June 27, 1990, employed as a Medical Secretary in Affective Disorders with Duke Medical Center, died December 9, 2021.

James Humphreys: Began working with Duke on February 5, 1996, retired January 15, 2004, employed as an IT Analyst, in VPIT-Tele/Video Communications with Duke University, died December 9, 2021.

Amy Ward: Began working with Duke on May 1, 2012, retired on December 10, 2021, employed as the Director OCA Medical Education, Office of Curricular Affairs with Duke University, died, December 11, 2021.

Charles Johnson: Began working with Duke on September 1, 1967, employed as a Professor Emeritus, Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism, with Duke University, remained an active employee until his death, December 14, 2021.

Elizabeth Carrasquillo: Began working with Duke on September 02, 1997, retired November 12, 2004, employed with Divers Alert Network, Duke Medical Center as a Staff Assistant, died December 18, 2021.

Cynthia Delve: Began working with Duke on June 27, 2016, retired on February 22, 2020, employed with Duke University, died December 18, 2021.

Edward Eddy: Began working with Duke on September 16, 1996, retired December 5, 2012, employed as a Patient Supply Associate in DRH Materials Distribution for Duke Regional Hospital, died December 20, 2021.

Deborah Gornto: Began working at Duke on February 5, 2008, employed as a Financial Analyst I, Translation and Commercialization with Duke Regional Hospital, remained an active employed until her death on December 22, 2021.

David Bowers: Began working with Duke on September 12, 1977, retired July 30, 2010, employed with Duke University, died December 23, 2021.

Cynthia Gentry: Began working with Duke on March 17, 1997, employed as a Patient Accountant Associate, Special Programs, Vendors with PRMO, remained an active employee until her death on December 24, 2021.

Marion Lofton: Began working with Duke on September 19, 1960, retired April 2, 2013, employed as a Clinical Nurse II in Vascular Access Team with Duke University Health System, died, December 24, 2021.

Miguel Garci-Gomez: Began working with Duke on September 1, 1973, retired on August 31, 2008, employed as a Professor (Tenure) Romance Sturdies, with Duke University, died, December 26, 2021.

Lenna Ysaguirre: Began working with Duke on March 1, 1999, retired January 21, 2005, employed in Patient Financial Services, Payment Posting for the Patient Revenue Management Organization, died December 26, 2021.

Linda G. Medlin: Began working with Duke on October 4, 1982, employed as an Administrative Assistant, Duke family Medicine Clinic with Duke University Health System, remained an active employee until her death on December 31, 2021.
 

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