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WACKER, Warren E.C., M.D. Of Brookline on December 29, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Ann M. (MacMillan) Wacker. Loving father of Margaret Wacker Brawley and her husband Richard W. Brawley of Brookline and John F. Wacker and his wife Nancy J.B. Wacker of Richland, WA. Devoted grandfather of Margaret Ann and Alexandra Romeyn Wacker and cherished great grandfather of Evelyn Annette Wacker. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 29, 1924, Dr. Wacker served in the US Army Air Forces during WWII where he flew 32 missions as a B-17 Pilot, Decorated Air medal, D.F.C. He attended Georgetown University and George Washington University Medical School, interned at George Washington University Hospital 1951-52 and did his residency at the former Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA 1953-55. At Harvard University, Dr. Wacker pursued his interests in research, medicine and education, most satisfying those that benefited others, especially students. National Foundation Infantile Paralysis Fellow 1955-57; Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, MA 1957-68; Associate Professor of Medicine 1968-71, Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene 1971-89; Director Harvard University Health Services 1971-89; Acting Master Mather House 1974-75; acting Master Kirkland House 1975-76; Master Cabot House 1978-84; Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene Emeritus Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1989-2012; Visiting Scholar St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, England 1964; Visiting Professor University of Tel Aviv, Israel 1987; Board of Directors, Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, MA, 1976-85, Senior Medical Consultant Risk Management Foundation, Cambridge, MA 1992-2011; Chairman of the Board Applied Management Systems, Burlington, MA 1982-97; Board of Directors, Millipore Corporation, Bedford, MA 1971-94; Authored Magnesium and Man 1981. Member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA 1958-present. His accomplishments were many and these only touch upon some. A Memorial Service for Dr. Wacker is planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2013.
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November 23, 2013
Warren Wacker was a superb teacher as well as a genuine and respected friend, his integrity and judgment was superb as a Mentor when I arrived from Venezuela to work at the Brigham and Bert Vallee's laboratory
Pablo Pulido
November 23, 2013
Warren Wacker was the finest teacher and friend when I arrived from Venezuela to work at Bert Vallee's Lab, at the Brigham, an example of integrity
always remembered
Pablo Pulido
January 16, 2013
Warren was the master of South House, which is what Cabot House was called then, while I served as a resident tutor in 1977-81. I am forever grateful to Warren for bringing just the right balance of firmness and bonhomie that made South House such a special community of students and fellows. Knowing him and Ann was a very special experience for both me and my wife Ginny, whom they welcomed into the House when she married me. We send our deepest condolences to his family and hope that they draw comfort from knowing that he and Ann are fondly remembered.
January 10, 2013
I worked for Dr. Wacker many years ago as his secretary at Harvard University Health Services. He was a wonderful person to work with and my memories of him will remain in my heart forever. My condolences to the family. He will be missed by many.

Trudy Merson
January 8, 2013
I was sad to hear of Dr. Wacker's passing. We worked together for many years, I will always remember him as such a kind and gentle man and who always passed out the gifts at our Holiday party's years ago. He is missed.
Nancy Mazzeo
January 7, 2013
Dear Wacker Family,
I am very sad to learn the news about Warren's passing. My uncle, Frank B. Harkins, Jr., was his crewmate, navigator on the B-17's, and best friend during WWII. I got to meet Dr. Wacker around 10 years ago, when we connected thanks to the Website of the 483rd Bomb Group, and then I visited Ann and him in their Brookline home. We spent a memorable afternoon as he recounted stories of the war and of his great friendship with my uncle (who was lost in March, 1945). I will never forget him or that day. May you find comfort in faith and strength in the love of family and friends. I pray that Warren, Ann, Uncle Pancho, and other loved ones are reunited in eternal peace and joy.
Rick O'Hara
January 7, 2013
Warren and I worked together over many years, first on the Brigham house staff, then in Bert Vallee's lab. He was a very good scientist and an excellent clinician. My life was much richer for having him as a friend.
David Ulmer
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