RICHARD J. STOCK

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STOCK--Dr. Richard John, an eminent cardiologist and emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2013 at his home in New York City. He had a second residence in Sagaponack, NY. His first wife, Eleanor Schwarz, died in 2006 after a 61 year marriage. His second wife, Martha Sutphen, died in 2010. He is survived by two children from his first marriage, Hilary and Alan. Dr. Stock graduated from the Taft School and Yale University (1945), and was awarded the M.D. degree by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in 1947. He established the first Coronary Care Unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia), where he was a highly respected member of the medical staff for many years and mentor to countless medical students, house staff, and young physicians. Two endowed professorships bear his name. Dr. Stock was also the long-serving historian of the P&S Alumni Association. A veritable Renaissance man, he was an accomplished sculptor, avid horticulturist, and expert skier and tennis player. He was an active member of the University Club, the Century Association, and the Bridgehampton Club. An original and brilliant man, he will be missed by all who knew him. Any donations in his memory can be made to the P&S Alumni Association, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 West 168th St., BB2-250, New York, NY 10032.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 10, 2013
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