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Oliver G. Stonington ’37

Published in May 20, 1998, issue

Outstanding urologist Stony or Ollie Stonington died Feb. 4, 1998. He left five children by his first wife Kate, who died in 1983, three stepdaughters by Anne, his second wife of 14 years, and 13 grandchildren.

Stony was magna cum laude at St. Paul's, where he was active in football, hockey, baseball, and crew. He majored in politics at Princeton and was a member of Cottage Club and the championship hockey and soccer teams.

He entered Harvard and Yale Medical School and had postgraduate training in urology surgery as a captain in the Army at Hines Veterans' Hospital in Chicago. As professor from 1956-77 and head of the division of urology, department of surgery, at Colorado U. Health Services in Denver, he was nine times honored as the Outstanding Clinical Teacher of the Year and in 1975 received the American Urological Assn. award for Most Outstanding Research. He received three national awards for developing a method of culturing the prostatic malignant cell to fight cancer.

Hockey continued to be a lifetime sport -- he played on an amateur team in Denver and won medals in Senior Olympic Ice Hockey Championships in California.

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