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Dr. Donald Wade Polhemus

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Dr.  Donald Wade Polhemus Obituary
Dr. Donald Wade Polhemus Jan. 5, 1925 - April 24, 2014 Longtime resident of Marin County, graduated from USC Medical School in 1946. Don married Linda Callaway (1927-1989) in 1952, who gave birth to John Mark and Ann Elisabeth. Dr. Polhemus practiced pediatrics in Glendale, California for 18 years, after which he became Chief of Maternal and Child Health for the State of California. During this time, Dr. Polhemus was also Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at USC School of Medicine. In 1990 Don married Doreen Putnam (1937-2008) of Marin County. Dr. Polhemus was an avid writer, lecturer, and amateur astronomer. His active participation in the Emeritus College of the College of Marin brought much joy to himself and others. He also enjoyed golf, world travel, and philately. Don served many roles at Glendale Presbyterian Church, Pasadena Covenant Church, Hollywood Presbyterian Church, and Marin Covenant Church. He is survived by his son John Mark Polhemus (Tamara), daughter Ann Lambert Vannoy (Lindsay) and grandchildren Lydia Hance (Jonathon), David (Jordan), and Krystyn Lambert. He is also survived by step-daughters Wendy Newgren (Jim), Kathy Loomis (Roger), Becky Kramer (Kevin), and seven step-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions for cardiothoracic research may be made in Dr. Polhemus' honor to: LSU Health Foundation 2000 Tulane Avenue 4th Floor New Orleans, LA 70112 http://www.
Published in Marin Independent Journal on May 2, 2014
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