Dr. Anita Figueredo, pioneering cancer surgeon and life-long humanitarian, died peacefully at her La Jolla home, surrounded by family, on Friday evening, February 19, 2010, at the age of 93.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dr. William J. Doyle of La Jolla, and sons, Robert, Thomas and Richard Doyle, all of La Jolla. She is survived by three daughters, Sarita Eastman of Rancho Santa Fe, Anita Doyle of La Jolla, and Teresa Doyle of La Jolla; and three sons, William Doyle of Santa Rosa, CA, John Doyle of San Diego and Charles Doyle of La Jolla. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 19th, at 2pm at the Immaculata Church on the campus of the University of San Diego.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity founded by Dr. Figueredo, Friends of the Poor. Donations may be made on-line at: www.friendsofthepoor.us
, or sent to Friends of the Poor, 417 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Published by La Jolla Light (Online) from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2010.