- Published on Tuesday, 15 September 1998 20:05
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
Norman Blank, a world renowned radiologist in the analysis and interpretation of chest X-rays at Stanford University School of Medicine, died Aug. 22 at his Los Altos Hills home after a two-year battle with cancer. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he was 73.
Mr. Blank served in the United States infantry during World War II. He graduated magna cum laude from Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1948, where he also received his medical degree in 1952.
Mr. Blank came to Stanford University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of radiology in 1962, where he later became an associate and full professor.
He was a founding member and past president of the Fleischner Society.
His real passion in medicine was teaching. He received the student-nominated Henry J. Kaiser award for excellence in teaching numerous times and became professor emeritus and accepted the position as Director of Medical School Admissions, both functions which he performed until his death.
Mr. Blank is survived by his wife Donna; five children and spouses, Roberta Blank and Thomas Yocom, Elizabeth Blank and Peter Wilcox, Rebecca Blank and Jerry Anderson, Lowell Blank and Diana Blank, and Jeannette and Rainey Meszaros; five siblings; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are scheduled at 2 p.m., Oct. 4 at Temple Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.
Shelagh Cann died Sept. 4 at her home in Los Altos Hills after a long battle with emphysema. A native of Calgary, Canada, and 40-year Los Altos resident, she was 71.
Mrs. Cann had been active until recent years as a tennis player at the Fremont Hills Country Club and with her husband in the Los Altos Rotary Club and the Foothills Congregational Church.
Mrs. Cann is survived by her husband, Bruce; two children, Graham Cann of Los Altos Hills and Sandra Kiene; and six grandchildren, Kristina, Evan, Kimberley, Ryan, Gabriel and Grainger.
Private family services were held Sept. 6. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos.
Marjorie Cochran Patton Kaub, of Sunnyvale, an organist for Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos for 20 years, died Sept. 14. She was 69.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Patton Kaub received a master's degree in music from Indiana University in 1951. She married that same year to Rollin Marcum ("Mark") Patton.
Following Mr. Patton's death in 1988, Mrs. Patton Kaub married Karl F. Kaub in 1990.
In addition to her work at Foothills Congregational, Mrs. Patton Kaub played at First Congregational Church in San Jose and was a substitute musician for various churches, schools and music groups in the Bay Area.
Mrs. Patton Kaub is survived by her mother, Margaret Alcorn Cochran of Dunedin, Fla.; her husband, Karl F. Kaub; her children, Sara Patton of Maui, Hawaii; Tom Patton of Carson City, Nev.; Scott Patton of San Francisco; and Nancy Patton of Sunnyvale; and her stepchildren, Lisa Hernacki of Santa Clarita, and Kurt Kaub of Sunnyvale.
A memorial service is set for 1 p.m., Sunday, at the Presbyterian Church of Sunnyvale, 728 W. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale.