Notices sorted by graduation date.
Alice Law Breitner (Nurs ’36 A/M) of Norfolk, Va., died Jan. 28, 2010. Her nursing career began when she traveled with her classmates and other medical colleagues to North Africa and then to Italy as the 8th Evacuation Hospital during World War II. Ms. Breitner worked at the Veterans Hospital in Long Island, N.Y. She retired from Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va., in 1981, where she had worked as head nurse in the post anesthesia room for many years.
Robert H. Giles Jr. (Col ’37, Med ’41 A/M) of Signal Mountain, Tenn., died Feb. 19, 2010. He was a staff physician at Campbell’s Clinic from 1942 to 1944. Dr. Giles served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II as a medical officer. He was an assistant then later a chief resident of obstetrics at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Giles had a private practice in Chattanooga with Dr. Charles Hooper from 1948 to 1988 and held memberships in a number of obstetric and gynecological societies and medical associations throughout his career. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia F. Giles (Nurs ’67).
Mary Ruth Anderson Cruce (Nurs ’38) of Christiansburg, Va., died March 4, 2010. She was a registered nurse at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., before serving in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II. Her military career continued in hospitals in the southern U.S. for the next 20 years.