2018: Stanford remembers

Members of the Stanford community remember those who have passed away in 2018.


Kevin Malott, clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, 2014 recipient of the H. Barrie Fairley Excellence in Teaching Award, died July 26 in San Mateo.

Harold A. “Hap” Wagner, BS Mechanical Engineering ’57 who played basketball for the Cardinal, and former chairman and CEO of Air Products, died July 26.

John H. “Jack” Bunzel, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution who specialized in current political and educational issues and frequently wrote and lectured on issues of public policy, died July 19 at his home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Burton Richter, the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus, former director of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Palo Alto.

Bruce Baker, the Dr. Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology, Emeritus, who helped elucidate the connection between genes and behaviors in fruit flies, died July 1.


Nicholas Donatiello, MBA ’86, a lecturer in management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, died June 26 in San Francisco.

James Breedlove, curator for the Latin American & Iberian Collections at Stanford Libraries from 1968 to 1993, died June 12 in Menlo Park.


Robert Eustis, the Clarence and Patricia Woodard Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus, and an expert in thermodynamics, died May 24 at his home on the Stanford campus.

Stanley Falkow, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine who is considered by many to be the father of the field of bacterial pathogenicity, died May 5 in Portola Valley, California.


Allan McCulloch Campbell, professor emeritus in the School of Humanities and Sciences and one of the world’s foremost experts on bacterial viruses, died on April 19 in Palo Alto.

Per K. Enge, professor of aeronautics and astronautics who was best known for his work on global positioning system technologies, died April 22 in Mountain View, California.


Eric Shooter, professor emeritus of neurobiology at the School of Medicine and founding chair of the Department of Neurobiology, died March 21.

Andrew Marshall, a graduate student in computer science, died March 16 in Mountain View, California.

Charles Yanofsky, the Dr. Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology, Emeritus, and one of the world’s most influential geneticists, died March 16.

Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, a 2017 graduate of Stanford Law School, an active Air National Guard member and helicopter pilot, as well as a fire marshal for the New York City Fire Department, died March 15 near the border of western Iraq and Syria when his U.S. military helicopter crashed during a troop transport.


Richard Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist who carried out experiments that led to the discovery of quarks, died Feb. 22 at his home on the Stanford University campus. He was a professor emeritus of physics at Stanford and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Gerald “Jerry” Reaven, MD, an endocrinologist and professor emeritus of medicine who gained international recognition for coining the term Syndrome X — now known as metabolic syndrome — died Feb. 12 at his home on the Stanford campus.

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson, philanthropist and art collector whose family made their collection of postwar American art available to the world through the gift of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, died Feb. 7 in Atherton, California.


Ira M. Friedman, MD, a clinical professor emeritus of pediatrics and former director of Vaden Health Center and its predecessor, Cowell Student Health Center, died Jan. 12 in Belmont, California.

Juergen Willmann, MD, a professor of radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and international scholar who dedicated himself to advancing cancer detection imaging technologies, died Jan. 8 in Palo Alto, California.