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Daniel Meub Obituary
Daniel Warren Meub, M.D. 87, died peacefully Thursday morning, March 10, 2011 at Hyder Hospice in Dover, New Hampshire after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Born February 2, 1924 in Pasadena, California, Daniel had a love of learning and took it upon himself as a young man to read the 100 greatest books ever written. A few years after the outbreak of World War II he joined the Navy, sworn in at Los Angeles and received orders to St. Thomas College in Minnesota. Daniel then completed his medical degree at the University of California San Francisco. He married his first wife Betty May Rinehart and with her had four children. After medical school he completed his training in neurosurgery and was appointed Chief of Neurosurgery at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco. During the Korean War he enlisted in the army as a captain and continued practicing neurosurgery at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Setting up a private practice in Palo Alto, California, Daniel moved the family to Atherton. He was a member of the clinical faculty at Stanford Hospital, and served as Chief of Neurosurgery. He also held the position of Chief of Staff at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Dan and Betty May were popular members of the Menlo Circus Club and long-time supporters of the arts in San Francisco, including the SF Opera and Symphony. Dan and Betty May divorced in 1984, and Dan married Suzanne Wentworth. They settled in Atherton, but later moved to Rutland, Vermont. He continued to practice neurosurgery as a consultant and had six children with Sue. With the diagnosis of lung cancer, Dan and Sue eventually moved to Biddeford, Maine where his remaining days were spent at their favorite beach, surrounded by family. Dan is survived by his wife Sue, his nine children Kristin (and husband Allan Ferguson), Dan (and wife Ann), Eric, William (and wife Kerry), James (and wife Kristen), Elizabeth, Jack, Geordie, and Annie, his cousin Bill Meub, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his former wife Betty May and their daughter Karen. The family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks to the professional, caring and compassionate staff at Hyder Hospice House of 265 County Farm Road and Maine Center for Cancer Medicine. A lifelong teacher, Daniel decided to donate his remains to the University of New England School of Medicine to teach the next generation of doctors. The family plans to hold a private memorial.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 25, 2011
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