STANLEY P. HAZEN

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STANLEY P. HAZEN  

Passed away Friday, April 12, 2013. He was born in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, in 1924. He served in the Navy in WWII and then attended Macalester College. It was there that Evelyn Edwards caught his eye, and the two began a 65 year romance that would see Stan through his final days.
He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota, and was recalled to the Navy Dental Corps. After serving in California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts, he earned his M.S. Pathology from the University of Rochester, and was a Periodontology Postdoc Research Fellow at the Eastman Dental School.
His long and successful career evidenced his passion for dental research and education, including positions as Chairman of the Educational and Foreign Relations Committees with the American Academy of Periodontology, Chairman of Advanced Education and Accreditation Commission with the American Association of Dental Schools, President of the Periodontal Research Group, and nearly 60 research publications. His educational career culminated at Georgetown University, from where he retired as the Dean of the School of Dentistry.
Ray Bradbury wrote, "It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away." Though he was a humble man, his gentle voice and affable nature left their quiet mark on the people lucky enough to know him. Stan loved gardening, woodworking, reading, and his annual Alaska fishing excursions - and he struck a mean barbershop harmony.
Beyond all of that, though, Stan loved his family. He took tremendous pride in each of his seven children, instilling in them goodness and decency and a genuine curiosity about the people and world around them. He delighted in each of his 15 grandchildren and thrilled at the arrivals of his five great-grandchildren. Stan had a stroke in February and spent his final weeks at home with his wife. He has left behind a family grateful for every moment.
Private services will be held at a later date.


Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 17, 2013
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