Chan died March 26, 2013.
He entered the class after graduating from East Denver (Colo.) High School. He joined Dial Lodge, majored in chemistry, and roomed with Jet Rutter and
He earned his medical degree from Yale, married Paula Schilt in 1954, and fulfilled his military obligation at the Center for Disease Control. Chan studied eye diseases among Native Americans at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco, and went on to teach in the Department of Opthalmology at UCSF. His research in eye diseases led him to international associations with other specialists in Egypt, Tunis, and the World Health Organization. He became director of the Proctor Foundation and a recognized leader in the study and treatment of eye disease.
To Paula and children Seth ’78, Ethan ’84, and Matthew, the class extends sympathy at the loss of a husband and father whose good work will endure, as will his colleagues’ respect.