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RAMBAUD, JACQUES J. Jacques J. Rambaud, MD, 77, died November 11, 2011 of cancer with his family by his side at home in San Diego, CA. He was born January 2, 1934 in Roubaix, France to Pierre and Jeanne Rambaud. After a difficult North Atlantic crossing he arrived in the United States January 1941. The image and significance of the Statue of Liberty remained with him for his entire life. He graduated from the Lycée Français in New York, NY in 1952, from Cornell University in 1955, and from the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1968 achieving rank of Major. He interned at Walter Reed in Washington, DC and completed his residency at Letterman in San Francisco, CA. A member of the American College of Emergency Physicians from its inception, he participated in the development of Emergency Medicine as a Board Specialty. He was the Director of Emergency Services at Lancaster General Hospital in PA from 1968 to 1973, and the Director of Emergency Services at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, NY from 1973 to 1984. He was Division Head of the Urgent Care Center and Senior Consultant at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA from 1984 until his retirement in January 2008. He enjoyed sailing, hiking and kayaking. He was a member of Southwestern Yacht Club, active in Special Olympics Sailing, and Special Athletes Sailing. He was active in the San Diego Natural History Museum, and a docent for several exhibits including Body Worlds. After retirement he became a guide for Cany-oneer Nature Walks where he shared his passion for nature. His interests included hummingbird and whale watching. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Guerrazzi; his brother, André Rambaud of Hancock, MA; his two daughters, Carolyn Yapchanyk of East Lyme, CT and Anne Herren of Boca Raton, FL; three stepchildren, Thomas, Paul and Dorene Guerrazzi of San Diego, CA; his niece, Veronica Zenaro of Pembroke, NH; and 15 grandchildren. His calm and patient demeanor guided his colleagues, reassured his patients, and inspired family and friends. He led by example and was admired by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jacques Rambaud to: Special Athletes Sailing, Southwestern Yacht Club, 2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106, or San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 27, 2011
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