JEANNE MARIE, MD Age 81 of Rochester Hills, passed away September 13, 2016. Dr. Lusher achieved global renown as a pediatric hematologist oncologist and was a respected member of the medical staff at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for more than 45 years. She retired in 2013 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and was a lifetime member of Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, the highest honor bestowed on a university faculty member. Dr. Lusher began her work and research on hemophilia and related disorders in the 1960's. Throughout her career she was a passionate advocate in her pursuit of methods to improve the standard of care for children, and left an indelible mark on not only Children's Hospital but on the history of pediatric medicine. Jeanne loved animals and nature's beauty and was an ardent supporter of the Humane Society of Michigan. She was a remarkable woman who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed many close friendships. Visitation, Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester. Memorials in Jeanne's name may be made to the Humane Society of Michigan. Online guestbook,www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
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Published by Livingston Daily Press & Argus on Sep. 18, 2016.