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Donald N. Wysham ’49

Published in Nov. 7, 2007, issue

Don died May 23, 2007, while doing what he loved most, fly-fishing with a friend. He was 79.

He prepared for Princeton at Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School. At Princeton he majored in history and graduated with honors. He was a member of the 150-pound crew, the camera club, Westminster Fellowship, and Prospect Club.

After Princeton, Don attended Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1953. He then specialized in internal medicine and cardiology. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service from 1955 until 1957. In 1959 he received a degree in tropical medicine in London and went to India under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. He taught at the Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, Punjab. In 1969 he returned to the United States and entered private practice in Oregon, continuing until 1990. He then went back to Ludhiana and helped set up a cardiac catheterization laboratory. He returned to Oregon in 1991 and practiced there until his retirement in 1996.

Don is survived by his wife Dorothy; two sons, Douglas and John; two daughters, Daphne Wysham ’83 and Sarah Rose; and six grandchildren. The class extends heartfelt sympathy to them on their loss of this sincere and committed gentleman.

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