Dr. Frank Loda
December 7, 1934 - April 14, 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Chapel Hill – Dr. Frank Aloysius Loda, 86, died at his home Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Dr. Loda was born in Texarkana, AR, on December 7, 1934 to the late Frank Sellmeyer and Muriel Kline Loda. He was educated in the Texarkana schools and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, Class of 1956, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Dr. Loda received his PhD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, graduating in 1960. It was here that he met his wife, Barbara Ann White Loda.
Dr. Loda served his residency in Pediatric Medicine at the University of Washington before relocating to Chapel Hill, NC in 1964 to begin his tenure at UNC Hospitals, retiring in 2001. In 1988, Dr. Loda was named the director of the Center for Early Adolescence, serving for many years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and Pediatrician.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Dr. Loda is survived by his children, Dr. Margaret Amanda Loda, and her husband, Brent P. Boger, of Lexington, NC, David Gregory Loda, and his wife, Zuzana, of Olomouc, Czech Republic, Matthew Aloysius Loda, of Folly Beach, SC; and his grandchildren, Amanda Brooke Boger, Natalie Blyth Boger, Thomas Benjamin Loda.
A memorial Mass will be announced on the funeral home website once arrangements are complete.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the UNC Department of Pediatrics, https://www.med.unc.edu/pediatrics/
, or to the Victory Junction Gang, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, NC 27317.
The Loda family is under the care of Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill. www.walkersfuneralservice.com