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Thomas Quirk Ziegler ’49

Published in Nov. 4, 1998, issue

Tom Ziegler, a retired anesthesiologist, died Aug. 9, 1995, at his Auburn, Calif., home.

He prepared at James Ford Rhodes School in Cleveland. At Princeton he majored in biology and joined Court Club. He earned his medical degree at Ohio State Medical School in 1954 and was a captain in the Army Air Medical Corps during the Korean War. Discharged in 1957, he completed his residency in anesthesiology at Tacoma [Wash.] General Hospital and joined the staff of Roseville [Calif.] Community Hospital in 1961.

As a young man Tom was torn between becoming a doctor or an artist, and, with his family's urging, became the former. But painting became a lifelong hobby, along with gardening. "He was a person extremely interested in education," said his wife, Judy, a surgical nurse who worked with Tom at Roseville Hospital.

"He had a thirst for knowledge and was an avid reader," son Tom Jr. added. "He was a humble man, but always there for anybody who needed something."

In addition to Judy, his devoted wife of 28 years, Tom is survived by children Thomas Jr., Peter, and Claudia, 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Bette. We extend to them our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1949

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