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WACKER, Warren E.C., M.D. Of Brookline on December 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Ann M. (MacMillan) Wacker. Loving father of Margaret Wacker Brawley and her husband Richard W. Brawley of Brookline and John F. Wacker and his wife Nancy J.B. Wacker of Richland, WA. Devoted grandfather of Margaret Ann and Alexandra Romeyn Wacker and cherished great grandfather of Evelyn Annette Wacker. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 29, 1924, Dr. Wacker served in the US Army Air Forces during WWII where he flew 32 missions as a B-17 Pilot, Decorated Air medal, D.F.C. He attended Georgetown University and George Washington University Medical School, interned at George Washington University Hospital 1951-52 and did his residency at the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA 1953-55. At Harvard University, Dr. Wacker pursued his interests in research, medicine and education, most satisfying those that benefited others, especially students. National Foundation Infantile Paralysis Fellow 1955-57; Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, MA 1957-68; Associate Professor of Medicine 1968-71, Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene 1971-89; Director Harvard University Health Services 1971-89; Acting Master Mather House 1974-75; acting Master Kirkland House 1975-76; Master Cabot House 1978-84; Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene Emeritus Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1989-2012; Visiting Scholar St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, England 1964; Visiting Professor University of Tel Aviv, Israel 1987; Board of Directors, Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, MA, 1976-85, Senior Medical Consultant Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA 1992-2011; Chairman of the Board Applied Management Systems, Burlington, MA 1982-97; Board of Directors, Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA 1971-94; Authored Magnesium and Man 1981. Member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA 1958-present. His accomplishments were many and these only touch upon some. A Memorial Service for Dr. Wacker is planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a .

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 6, 2013
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