Obituaries
— Class of 1985

Send your news to class communications cochair Ellen Taschioglou Parsons, to communications cochair Daniel Sterman, or directly to the BAM at alumni_magazine@brown.edu.

Jul, 2019

John Y. Song ’85, ’86 MAT, of Minneapolis, formerly of Baltimore; Feb. 27, of pancreatic cancer. He was an internist and bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota. He founded Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, which for years he ran as a free medical clinic for the uninsured and underinsured out of a South Side church basement. His research focused on end-of-life care and homelessness. He produced several publications defining the end-of-life care concerns among homeless persons. At the time of his death he was focusing on another misunderstood population: prisoners. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; two daughters; his father; and a sister.
 

 

May, 2018

Eric A. Schwartz ’85, of Wayland, Mass.; Nov.15, after a brief illness. He was a hedge fund manager with Sebago Capital and a lifelong mentor, coach, and advocate for youth sports. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters; a son; and a brother.

 

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