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Gwilym S. Lodwick

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Lodwick, Gwilym S., M.D., died September 25, 2011, of complications of progressive dementia. With the help and support of dear friends Cecile Feldman and Thomas Dachelet as well as his caretakers and family members he was able to remain at his Ft. Lauderdale home and died in his sleep. He was born to Lucy and Gwilym S. Lodwick on August 30, 1917 on a small farm in Mystic, IA. Dr. Lodwick attended the University of Iowa where he received his BA and MD degrees before entering the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in the European theater. After it was liberated, Dr. Lodwick treated prisoners from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Dr. Lodwick became an associate professor at the University of Iowa. He was a professor and the first chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Missouri. He helped create the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Missouri in 1969, and in 1975 received a nomination for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in image modeling and computer diagnosis of bone tumors. When he retired from the University of Missouri in 1983 he took a visiting professor position at Harvard Medical School. Dr Lodwick was a senior member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a founding member of the International Skeletal Society. In 1970, he married Maria Antonia De Brioto Barata Lodwick, and remained in love with her until she succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2000. They moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1990. They loved to travel together and she would accompany him to his many speaking engagements around the world. Gwil is survived by his children from his first marriage to Patricia Galligan Lodwick, who are Gwilym Lodwick III, Phillip Lodwick, Malcolm Lodwick, and Terry Ann Lodwick and a granddaughter Hannah Lodwick. He is also survived by niece Anne Fuller Taverne and nephew Daniel Fuller. A memorial service will be held in Ft. Lauderdale on October 21, 2011 at 3900 Galt Ocean Mile. Contact Bill at 512-479-4101 for details. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the . A great tree in the forest had been ailing and leaning for several years. When it toppled the sound of it falling could be heard from a great distance away.

Published in Sun-Sentinel on Oct. 2, 2011
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