John McNaugher Stang

Columbus, Ohio


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STANG John McNaugher Stang, beloved husband, father, physician, teacher and friend, died Tuesday at the age of 61. Born in Elwood City, Pa., Dr. Stang's career of serving patients, medical students and their families spanned more than 30 years. He was the son of a Presbyterian pastor, Dr. Oliver...

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I am currently working with a few other OSU College of Medicine Alumni to assess interest in establishing a memorial for Dr. John Stang. Preliminary research I have done shows that a minimum of $50,000 is needed to create an endowment at Ohio State. I am compiling a list of people who would pledge towards this project to present to the development office. It is my goal that the family would work with OSUCOM to generate a suitable memorial so that his legacy would live on forever. Though,...

I just wrote a short memoir about Dr. Stang. He placed my hood at the graduation ceremony a few days before he died.

Blessed memories of a blessed & greatly admired mentor

I wanted to look up my dear mentor on my trip back to Ohio and am saddened to learn of his passing. I will always remember and will forever be affected by his warmth and kindness, and by his genuine and infectious love for the practice of medicine. Rest well, my friend.

Dr. Stang was highly regarded by the 1978 graduating class (EJ75). While I never was a student on his clinic, I recently searched his name thinking "he has to be a chairman somewhere"! He was that special. I'm so sorry to hear of his early death.

I am very sorry to hear of John's passing. I was two classes behind him at Muskingum and was his housemate for a year at Gate House. Even before medicine John was inspirational. I hoped, on many occasions, to be as positive and confident as John always seemed to be. Alas, we went our separate ways. It gives me great pleasure to read wonderful things being said about him. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

It was with sadness that I learned, just today, of John's death. We spent a couple of months together as best buddies back in 1968 or 1969. Although it was brief, it was quite memorable. John was doing some sort of a practicum at the Washington Hospital Laboratory in Washington Pennsylvania. I was an undergraduate student at Washington & Jefferson College and working in the lab. I turned John on to the poetry of Bob Dylan; John showed me that you could pursue Medicine as a career and...

It is with great sadness I have learned of my dear friend and classmate, John's passing. We were great friends thru high school, church youth groups, and into our adult years. I regret not knowing until now, February, that my dear friend is with the Lord. We are planning our 45th high school reunion, and I know John will be at my side enjoying all the memories and stories of fun together. His life was full, and he was a great, loving, caring and one of a kind person. There will never be...