Dr. Warren D. Eddy Jr. ’43

Dr. Warren D. Eddy Jr. ’43 died October 29, 2009, in Tuscon.

He was born in Portland on September 19, 1921, the son of Warren Eddy (Class of 1914), and graduated from Deering High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He went on to graduate from Tufts Medical School in 1946, and interned at Maine General Hospital in Portland. He joined the Army in 1947 and did his residency with the Army Medical Corps at Brooke Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He attained the rank of colonel. After nine years moving where the Army needed him, he and his family finally settled in Tucson, where he joined the staff of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital before opening a private practice. He served on the staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital, Pima County Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was a member of the Pima County Medical Society, Arizona Medical Association, American Medical Association, Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and American College of Surgeons. After closing his private practice in 1982, he joined the staff at Kino Hospital in the orthopedic clinic and the University Physicians. Retiring from medicine gave him the opportunity to pursue his passion for gardening. He joined the Tucson Men’s Garden Club and volunteered his gardening skills at the Arizona Children’s Home. He also delivered meals with Meals-on-Wheels. He was an accomplished bowler and learned to love golf later in life. He was a generous contributor to the Church, the University of Arizona, and other local charities. He is survived by five daughters, Susan Cross, Kathleen Jones, Diane Wilhelms, Barbara Duel, and Patricia Cormier; a son, Stephen Eddy; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Regan Eddy, whom he married in 1945; their infant son, Michael; a sister, Barbara; and a brother, Harry Eddy ’45.