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Vol. 112, No. 2


Jack C. Childers Jr. ’60

Published in the Oct.5, 2011, issue

Jack died April 29, 2011, of cardiac arrest in suburban Baltimore. He had a long battle with diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

Jack was a native of Lexington, N.C., and entered the premed program at Princeton, where he majored in biology. He joined Key and Seal Club, and developed a lifelong interest in sailing and boating.

After medical school at Columbia University, he pursued training in orthopedics at Duke University and became a pioneer in the field of arthroscopic surgery, moving to Baltimore for his entire career. Jack is thought to be the first surgeon to perform arthroscopic surgery in Maryland and taught numerous surgeons in the technique for many years.

Jack was a man of many talents and interests, including carpentry, electronics, flying, and sports cars. He owned perhaps the only airboat on the Chesapeake Bay.

Separated for many years from his wife, Sally, he is survived by his companion Deborah Mikulski; his daughter, Elizabeth; his sons Jack, Robert, and William; and four grandchildren.

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