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David Wilbur M.D. Ph.D.

1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
David Wilbur M.D. Ph.D. Obituary
Age 79, of Redlands, California, died surrounded by his loving family on November 24, 2017 from complica tions related to cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharen; his daughter Alyssa and two of his three sons Colin and Mark. David was predeceased by his son, Tristan. He is also survived by his grandson Wesley; his brothers Irv and John and sister, Eve. He inherited by marriage two additional children, Kyle and Marilyn.
Dave W. Wilbur was born December 15, 1937 in Hinsdale, Illinois. Getting an education was encouraged early by Dave's mother whom he honored by graduating from Pacific Union College in 1961. He went on to UC Berkeley on the Donner Fellowship where he graduated in 1965 with a PhD in biophysics. His professional career began as a scientist in the Bio-Med Division of Lawrence Livermore Laboratories where his research included cell kinetics, hematology, chemotherapy and the immune system. In 1967, Dave moved to Loma Linda to join the physiology and biophysics staff at the Loma Linda University Medical School. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1971 and completed a Fellowship in Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York. He returned to Loma Linda University as Medical school faculty in 1976. He joined the staff at the VA Medical Center in 1977 and became Chief of Oncology and Hematology in 1980. This highly respected medical oncologist was notable for his modest and gentle nature in his dedicated care of his patients at LLUMC and VA Loma Linda. His intelligence and sense of humor will be greatly missed by his many patients, friends, and his family.
A celebration of life memorial service is planned at Loma Linda University, Centennial Complex on January 6, 2018 from 3-5PM. Friends are welcome to join us. Family would like to encourage planting trees in memory of Dr. David W. Wilbur at: https://www.nationalforests.org/donate/plant
Published in Press-Enterprise from Dec. 19 to Dec. 24, 2017
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