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Donald Wilcox

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Donald Francis
Wilcox, MD

November 5, 1930-

February 20, 2014

Was born November 5, 1930, in Greenfield, Mass.  He was a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Yale University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Stanford University School of Medicine. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his daughters Lynn Douglas and Lisa Wilcox Corning, and his granddaughters, Lucy and Jasper.

Don married Sharon Lynn King on August 8, 1959. She followed him to Germany where he served as an army doctor in the Howitzer Battalion 75th Artillery.

After returning to California with his family, Don served his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Stanford Hospital and then joined the San Rafael Medical Group and Marin General Hospital.  There, he had the privilege of delivering hundreds of babies, including those from multiple generations of the same family.

Don was recognized by several honor societies for his excellence in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He was the past chief of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Marin General Hospital, past president of the San Francisco Gynecology Society, past president of the UCSF Clinical Faculty Association (where he also taught medical students), and a member of the Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. 

Don exemplified the truest sense of the word "gentleman".  He was generous, affable, and ready with a smile. He had a wicked sense of humor, had a supportive ear if needed and was always willing to offer sage advice or guidance. His quiet reserve was consistently reassuring. Don will be most fondly remembered for his commitment to his wife and children. 

At his request, there will be no service. Contributions to his memory may be made to Marin General Hospital or a .

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2014
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