University and Health System Obituaries for 2022

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 2022, as reported to Duke Human Resources through August 2022.

January 2022

David O’Ne Breeze: Began working with Duke on June 17, 1968, retired September 30, 2002, employed as a Senior Utility Worker for Bi-med Waste Program with Duke University Health System, died January 1, 2022.

Margaret Spring: Began working with Duke on November 26, 1973, retired July 31, 2002, employed with Duke University, died January 2, 2022.

Willie Ray Cain: Began working with Duke on September 25, 1989, employed as a Painter, in the Engineering Department with Duke Raleigh Hospital, remained an active employee until his death January 6, 2022.

Alana Agner: Began working with Duke on October 22, 2007, retired December 3, 2007, employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Duke Primary Care, died January 7, 2022.

Mozelle McNeill: Began working with Duke on January 5, 1981, retired on July 6, 2007, employed as an EKG Technician II, EC PreOp Screening, Duke University Health System, died January 8, 2022.

Darrell Pickard: Began working with Duke on May 17, 2004, retired March 28, 2019, employed as a Pharmacy Technician II in Duke Hospital and Duke Eye Center, died January 8, 2022.

Carolyn Beard: Began working with Duke on February 14, 2007, retired May 24, 2007, employed by Duke University, died January 9, 2022. 

Willie Flagler Jr.: Began working with Duke on August 16, 1959, retired February 2, 2007, employed as a Patient Transporter for the Operating Room at Duke Regional Hospital, died January 9, 2022.

Bernice Leathers: Began working with Duke on March 18, 1974, retired December 30, 1999, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist in Duke Clinic, died January 9, 2022.

Lynda B. Winstead: Began working with Duke on July 4, 1984, retired on October 30, 2006, employed as a Clinical Technician II, Laboratory, Duke University Health System, died January 9, 2022.

Locksley Gardner: Began working with Duke on October 16, 1979, retired April 30, 1985, employed as a Medical Technologist in Clinical Research for Duke Medical Center, died January 10, 2022.

Christine Smith: Began working with Duke on June 30, 1973, retired December 15, 1995, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist with Duke University, died January12, 2022.

Joanne O Ferguson: Began working with Duke on September 22, 1965, retired February 11, 1991, employed as an Editor-In-Chief Duke University Press, Duke University, died January 15, 2022.

Eileen M. Mikat: Began working with Duke on March 1, 1980, retired on October 31, 1991, employed as an Assistant Research Professor, Pathology, with Duke University, died January 15, 2022.

O Glenn Jr.: Began working with Duke on July 1, 1971, retired August 31, 1998, employed as a High Voltage Electrician, With Facilities Management-Administration, Duke University, died January 16, 2022.

Hope Batey: Began working with Duke on September 12, 2016, retired February 11, 2021, employed with Duke University, died January 18, 2022.

Connie Bennett: Began working with Duke on September 29, 2008, retired on July 7, 2013, employed as a Clinical Nurse II Nuclear Medicine, Duke University Health System, died January 18, 2022.

Harold W. Hayes: Began working with Duke on August 22, 1960, retired March 17, 1995, employed as a Computer Operator, Health Information Management with Duke University Health System, died January 20, 2022.

Cynthia Weaver: Began working with Duke January 9, 1998, retired December 30, 2021, employed as a Patient Account Associate, OR-Infrastructure, with Duke University Health System, died January 20, 2022

Gisela Pedraza: Began working with Duke on March 13, 2007, retired August 30, 2013, employed as a Staff Assistant with Pediatrics Cardiology of Duke University, died January 21, 2022.

Barbara Tate: Began working with Duke on June 12, 1972, retired June 24, 2011, employed as a Clinical Nurse in Heart Invasive Holding Area, Duke University Health System, died January 21, 2022.

Robert Larson: Began working with Duke on July 8, 1991, retired on August 31, 2012, employed as a Radiologic Technologist, DRH-Radiology-Diagnostic, with Duke Regional Hospital, died January 22, 2022.

Joanne Matthew: Began working with Duke on December 3, 2001, retired on May 13, 2015, employed as an Appointment Coordinator, Surgery Access Center, Duke University Health System, died December 3, 2001.

Richard Myers: Began working with Duke on August 9, 1973, retired October 31, 2000, employed as the Chief Executive Officer, DUFCU, DRH Corporate Administrator with Duke Regional Hospital, died January 22, 2022.

Mary Black: Began working with Duke on March 9, 1970, retired September 13, 1990, employed as a Medical Licensed Practical Nurse in Nursing Services, Duke University Health System, died January 26, 2022.

Robert H. Jones: Began working with Duke on May 1, 1973, retired January 25, 2022, employed as a Professor Emeritus, Cardiovascular & Thoracic with Duke University, died January 26, 2022.

James E. Nichols: Began working with Duke on July 8, 1985, retired December 31, 2021, employed as a Maintenance Foreman in Engineering & Operations for Duke Medical Center, died January 27, 2022.

Daniel Reaves: Began working with Duke on February 10, 1992, retired on August 31, 2009, employed as a Parking Lot Attendant, Traffic & Parking with Duke University, died January 29, 2022.

Sandra Peele: Began working with Duke on March 19, 1984, retired on January 31, 2013, employed as a Clinical Nurse III, Rehabilitation Nursing, with Duke Regional Hospital, died January 30, 2022.

February 2022

Miranda West: Began working with Duke on June 21, 2004, retired September 30, 2018, employed as a Clinical Research Plastic Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery, with Duke Medical Center died February 2, 2022.

Pauline D. Hooks: Began working with Duke on August 11, 1948, retired on October 31, 1988, employed as a Staff Nurse, Gynecology, Duke University Health System, died February 5, 2022.

Carol Dahm: Began working with Duke on November 25, 2013, retired on July 30, 2021, employed as a Staff Assistant with Major Gifts, Duke University died February 6, 2022.

Edith Hester: Began working at Duke on June 2, 2000, retired on December 18, 2015, employed as a Housekeeper Specialist, HK Operations, Duke University, died February 6, 2022.

Annie Manning: Began working with Duke on December 20, 1978, retired on March 31, 2003 employed as a Medical Supply Assembler, Sr. OR-Infrastructure with Duke University Health System died February 7, 2022.

George H. MacKnee: Began working with Duke University on February 22, 1999, employed with Duke University, remained an active employee until his death February 11, 2022.

Don T. Marshall: Began working with Duke on May 30, 2005, retired December 31, 2019, employed as a Nursing Care Assistant, Health Coordinator with Duke University Health System died February 11, 2022.

George G. Somjen: Began working with Duke on January 1, 1964, employed with Duke University, as a Professor Emeritus, Cell Biology, remained an active employee until his death February 15, 2022.

Walter Dellinger: Began working with Duke on August 1, 1969 retired June 30, 2004, employed as a Professor (Tenure) Law Faculty RG1 Duke University died February 17, 2022.

Veiola Cates: Began working with Duke on June 8, 1998, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Facilities Operations, Duke University, died February 19, 2022.

Susan A. Caulder: Began working at Duke on October 22, 1979, retired on December 31, 2008, employed as a Staff Specialist, Orthopaedics, Duke Medical Center, died February 21, 2022.

Alice Whitaker: Began working with Duke on June 4, 1979, retired on July 31, 1997, employed with Duke University, died February 21, 2022.

Valinda Blalock: Began working at Duke on May 15, 1972, retired on May 22, 1989, employed by Duke University, died February 25, 2022.

George W. Williams: Began working with Duke on September 1, 1957, employed with Duke University as a Professor Emeritus, English, remained an active employee until his death February 25, 2022.

John E. Scott: Began working with Duke on January 22, 1970, retired on April 25, 2005, employed as a Housekeeper Specialist, HK Operations, Duke University, died February 26, 2022.

Shelia G. Couch: Began working with Duke on October 15, 1984, retired on April 30, 2013, employed as a Staff Assistant, Development, Duke University, died February 27, 2022.

Jeanette Ross: Began working with Duke on August 22, 1977, retired November 1, 2003, employed as a  Service Coordinator, Student Fees, West Campus Duke University, died February 28, 2022.

March 2022

Rachel Hougom: Began working at Duke on November 10, 1969, retired on March 30, 2001, employed as a Staff Assistant, Biology/Anthropology, Duke Medical Center, died March 4, 2022.

Betty Goodbar: Began working with Duke 35 years ago, as an Administrative Assistant with the Drama Department and English Department of Duke University. She was retired from Duke University. Betty died March 5, 2022.

Carole V. Spigner: Began working at Duke on October 17, 2005, retired on July 16, 2017, employed with Duke University, died March 5, 2022.

Myrtle Gilchrist: Began working at Duke on June 2, 1980, retired on May 8, 2006, employed with Duke University, died March 7, 2022.

Betty Stancik: Began working at Duke on July 1, 1962, retired on August 31, 2002, employed as a Medical Secretary, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Duke Medical Center, died March 11, 2022.

Dorothy Clark: Began working with Duke on August 17, 2015, retired on December 14, 2015, employed with Duke University, died March 19, 2022.

Omega Hodges Sr. : Began working with Duke on September 23, 1975, retired on September 6, 2013, employed as a Sterile Processing Technician, DN Sterile Processing, Duke University Health System, died March 20, 2022.

Thurman Hilliard: Began working with Duke on August 11, 1969, retired on February 29, 2000, employed as a Manager IT, Finance Division, Duke University, died March 21, 2022.

Eva Smith: Began working with Duke on April 30, 2001, retired on March 23, 2007, employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse, DUAP Henderson Family Medicine, Duke Primary Care, died March 27, 2022

April 2022

Shirley Blalock: Began working with Duke on February 18, 1985, retired on September 5, 1997, employed as a Department Coordinator, Duke University Stores, died April 2, 2022.

Bonnie Mulchi: Began working with Duke on July 23, 1979, retired on January 23, 2009, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Duke North, Duke University Health System, died April 4, 2022.

Inell Alston: Began working with Duke on March 26, 1974, retired on December 27, 2013, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Medical Sciences Duke University Health System, died April 5, 2022,

Ruth Baker: Began working with Duke on January 1, 2003, retired on December 31, 2005, employed as a Patient Service Assistant, Duke North, Duke University Health System, died April 6, 2022.

Robert Johnson: Began working with Duke on September 9, 1980, retired on January 1, 2003, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Duke North, Duke University Health System, died April 6, 2022.

Lynn Pope: Began working with Duke on January 22, 2008, retired on October 19, 2012, employed as a Clinical Nurse II, EC PACU-Duke University Health System, died April 8, 2022.

Harvey Ayers: Began working with Duke on January 29, 1996, retired August 12, 1996, employed as a Medical Records Clerk, Duke Primary Care, died April 9, 2022.

Kathleen Windsor: Began working with Duke on October 5, 1998, retired on October 31, 2010, employed with Duke University, died April 9, 2022.

Marvin Cullison: Began working with Duke on December 1, 1986, retired on December 31 2001, employed with Duke University, died April 11, 2022.

Rosario Juan: Began working with Duke on August 15, 1988, retired on January 31, 2013, employed as a Medical Lab Scientist, Clinical Pediatric, Duke University Clinical Labs, died April 12, 2022.

Cornelius Cotten Jr.: Began working with Duke on November 24, 1981, retired on January 4, 1999, employed with Duke University, died April 16, 2022.

Martha Banfield: Began working with Duke on July 31, 2000, retired on May 1, 2014, employed as a Patient Account Associate, in Cash Management with PRMO, died April 18, 2022.

Marjorie Williams: Began working with Duke on May 18, 1964, retired on December 31, 2000, employed as an Administrative Assistant in the Psychology Social & Health Policies Department, Duke University, died April 18, 2022.

Robert Ahmed: Began working with Duke on March 2, 1972, retired on October 25, 2006, employed with Duke University, died April 20, 2022.

Gloria Parker: Began working with Duke on November 29, 2004, retired on April 29, 2013, employed as a Security Officer, Duke Police Squad, Duke University, died April 25, 2022.

Greta Owens: Began working with Duke on January 8, 1975, retired on April 1, 1991, employed as a Staff Assistant, Pathology-General, Duke University Medical Center, died April 28, 2022.

John Riggs: Began working with Duke on June 27, 1981, retired on February 24, 1992, employed as a Carpenter Foreman, MC E&O Maintenance Duke University, died April 29, 2022.

May  2022

Barbara Horner:  Began working with Duke on November 10, 1975, retired on December 31, 1988, employed as a Secretary, Intercultural Initiative, Duke University, died May 3, 2022.

Mary Saddler: Began working with Duke on September 15, 1986, retired on August 26, 2011, employed as a Laboratory Technician II, Microbiology, Duke University Clinical Labs, died May 3, 2022.

Kathryn Hersey: Began working with Duke on May 22, 1989, retired June 30, 2017, employed as an Assistant Manager, Campus Mail Services, Duke University, died May18, 2022.

Kay Bowman: Began working with Duke on September 23, 1985, retired on November 30, 1997, employed with Rewards and Recognition, Duke University, died May21, 2022.

Arthur Wiggins: Began working with Duke on April 4, 1997, retired July 12, 2003, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Duke North, Duke University Health System, died May 21, 2022.

Sandra Stoudt: Began working with Duke on October 12, 1998 retired on May 12, 2006, employed as a Medical Secretary, Duke Medical Center, died May 22, 2022.

Robert Young: Began working with Duke on November 27, 1995, retired on January 29, 2010, employed as a Grants & Contracts Specialist, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Duke Medical Center, died May 23, 2022.

Martha Miles: Began working with Duke on December 16, 1968, retired Fabruary 12, 1989, employed as a Medical Secretary, Neurology Administration, Duke Medical Center, died May 25, 2022.

Brenda Crenshaw: Began working with Duke on July 12, 2004, retired on March 29, 2019, employed as a Data Entry Clerk II, Credit Balance Resolution, PRMO, died May 26, 2022.

Sylvia Smith: Began working with Duke on March 12, 2001, retired on March 29, 2019, employed as a Sterile Processor, Sterile Processing, Duke University Health System, died May 28, 2022.

Juanita Brown: Began working with Duke on June 27,1974, retired on August 28, 2009, employed as a Housekeeping Specialist, Facilities, Duke University, died May 30, 2022.

Josephine Dewitt: Began working with Duke on May 29, 1963, retired on December 23, 2004, employed as a Patient Nutrition Coordinator, Duke University Health System, died May 31, 2022.

Hazel Robbins: Began working with Duke on January 4, 2010, retired on May 30, 2021, employed as a Medical Records Coder II, Inpatient Coding, UHS IP Coding, died, May 31, 2022.

June 2022

Joyce Moody Thompson Wagner: Began working with Duke on November 5, 1993, retired on June 30, 2015, employed with Duke Transportation Services, died June 1, 2022.

Iva Mae Cunningham Kendall: Was employed by and retired from Duke University Health System, died June 4, 2022.

Virginia Griffin: Began working with Duke on January 4, 1995, retired on August 11, 2006, employed as a Staff Specialist, Translational Neurosciences, Duke Medical Center, died June 6, 2022.

Willie Patterson: Began working with Duke on January 15, 1979, retired on April 1, 1999, employed with the Duke University Health System, died June 6, 2022.

Kevin Benton: Began working with Duke on October 11, 1999, retired on August 11, 2016, employed with Duke University, died June 9, 2022.

William A. Webb: Began working with Duke on October 2, 2000, retired on March 1, 2003, employed as a Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Practice, died June 14, 2022.

Penny Curran: Began working with Duke on December 27, 2004, retired on December 31, 2012, employed with Duke Medical Center, Staff Assistant, Surgical Oncology, died June 15, 2022.

Julian Ferguson: Began working with Duke on February 9, 2004, retired on October 5, 2009, employed as a Clinical Lab Specialist, Duke Medical Center, died June 15, 2022.

Sarah F. Jones: Began working with Duke on January 1, 1990, retired on January 28, 2005, employed with Duke University, Housekeeping Specialist, East Campus Facilites, died June 16, 2022.

Shirley Thompson Austin: Working with Duke University Health System, employed as a Registered Nurse, at Sea Level Hospital, died June 17, 2022.

Constance Kenney: Began working with Duke on November 5, 1993, retired on June 30, 2015, employed with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Clinical Nurse II, Progressive Care, died June 17, 2022.

Charlotte Rogers: Was employed by Duke University, retired, died June 17, 2022.

Barbara Hines: Began working with Duke on September 12, 2005, retired on May 23, 2010, employed with Duke University Health System, General Medicine, died June 19, 2022.

Virginia Rimer: Began working with Duke on March 19, 1973, retired on August 1, 1990, employed with Duke University Health System, Patient Relations, Ophthalmology, died June 20, 2022.

Leesther Carroll: Began working with Duke on August 2, 1976, retired on March 30, 1995, employed with Duke University Health System, Radiology, Film Library, died June 22, 2022.

Angie Bowes: Began working with Duke on May 22, 1996, retired on March 19, 2014, employed with Duke University, Staff Specialist, Student Activities, died June 23, 2022.

Mary Eldridge: Began working with Duke on November 15, 1982, retired on January 11, 2013, employed with Duke University, Library Assistant, Senior, died June 24, 2022.

Susan Sauls: Began working with Duke on August 17, 1987, retired on August 14, 2004, employed with Duke University, library Section head, Access Services, died June 25, 2022.

Andrea McKibbins: Began working with Duke on February 18, 1980, retired on June 3, 2022, employed as a Histology/Cytology Technician, Duke Clinical Labs, died June 27, 2022.

July 2022

Mary Alston: working with Duke on August 23, 2004, retired on December 80, 2008, employed with Duke University, Sales Clerk, Stores-Lobby Shop, died July 2, 2022.

Cindy Chmielecki: Began working with Duke on March 27, 1995, retired on December 3, 2015, employed with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Clinical Nurse IV, Operating Room, died July 2, 2022.

Elaine Tate: Began working with Duke on March 10, 1997, retired on July 17, 2006, employed with Duke University, Retired, died July 3, 2022.

Franklin Gurd: Began working with Duke on August 13, 2002, retired on July 19, 2009, employed with Duke University Health System, Clinical Labs, Laboratory Technician II, died July 7, 2022.

Donna Addison: Began working with Duke on July 24, 1970, retired on January 3, 2017, employed with Duke University Medical Center, Staff Assistant Medicine-Cardiology, died 

July 9, 2022.

Janet Beck: Began working with Duke on June 28, 2007, retired on March 29, 2012, employed with Private Diagnostic Clinic, Patient Services Assistant, Eye Center, died July 13, 2022.

Lundy Edwards Jr.: Began working with Duke on February 25, 1985, retired on August 31, 2009, employed with Duke University, Utility Worker, HK Operations, died July 23, 2022.

Elizabeth Parker: Began working with Duke on August 18, 1981, retired on December 31, 1999, employed with Duke University Health System, Surgical Medical 42, died July 26, 2022.

Michael Tripi: Began working with Duke on September 10, 2001, retired on December 9, 2009, employed with Duke Homecare and Hospice, Nurse Clinician, Hock family Pavilion, died July 29, 2022.

August 2022

Anne Pittman: Worked with Duke University Health System as a Registered Nurse at Sea Level Hospital, died August 9, 2022.

Jacob Joseph Blum: Began working with Duke on July 1, 1962, retired on July 1, 2002, employed with Duke University Medical Center, Professor Emeritus, Cell Biology, died August 16, 2022.

William Horn: Began working with Duke on September 10, 1990, retired on July 31, 2010, employed with Duke University Health System, Clinical Engineering, Biomedical Equipment Specialist, died August 16, 2022.

Jeanine Duke: Began working with Duke on October 7, 2000, retired on July 1, 2013, employed with Duke Homecare and Hospice, Nursing Program Coordinator, Infusion Nursing, died August 18, 2022.

Kenneth Harris: Began working with Duke on October 20, 1975, retired on May 17, 2002, employed with Duke University, as a Housekeeping Specialist, East Service Manager, died August 19, 2022.

Dorothy Warren: Began working with Duke on May 15, 1973, retired on August 5, 1997, employed with Duke University, died August 22, 2022.

Helen Daniels: Began working with Duke on September 29, 1986, retired on August 28, 2009, employed with Duke Medical Center, Clinical Data Assistant, DCRI, died August 25, 2022.