A celebration of life for Dr. E. Grey Dimond (see KC Star obit Nov. 10) will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Pierson Hall, 5100 Rockhill Road, on UMKC's Volker Campus. It would have been his 95th birthday. Dr. Dimond was founder of the UMKC School of Medicine and Diastole Scholars' Center, among his many other contributions. The service is open to the public and all are welcome. There will be cake and champagne to toast his birthday and his life. The family requests no flowers, please, but memorial contributions may be made to Diastole Scholars' Center, 2501 Holmes, KCMO 64108. Phone 816-235-8855 or email hillnk@umkc.edu with questions or for more information.

Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 7, 2013