This is what was published by the Christian Medical College Alumni Association. What is described here about Eunice, is just a drop in the bucket. I am so happy that i knew her, and lived with her in the hostel, and here in Chicago.
Passing away of Dr. Eunice G. John (MBBS batch of 1958-59)
We are sorry to inform you of the passing away of Dr. Eunice G. John (MBBS batch of 1958-59) on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Chicago, USA.
The funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 11 AM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N Cicero Avenue, Chicago. Interment Bohemian National Cemetery and the visitation is on Friday 3 PM to 8 PM.
She was born in Mangalore India, did her premedical in Mangalore as well as Wilson College Mumbai . She joined the batch of 58-59 at CMC . After completing her MBBS and serving her mission commitment, she joined the DCH program at CMCH.
She later went to the US and did her pediatric residency at Tulane University at New Orleans. Following that she completed a Pediatric Renal fellowship at the Albert Einstein University at New York.
She then moved to Chicago to join the pediatric nephrology program at University of Illinois where she continued for 42 years. She was responsible for developing the program and received many accolades when there. She had been active in research and has numerous publications. She became head of the department there and was loved by both her staff and patients. She was the recipient of best teacher award 11 times from residents and medical students, and was nominated for best top doctor 10 times since 1999, and UI Health class act award 4 times for patient care.
Her surviving relatives are her niece Smitha and nephew Suneeth, as well as Suneeth’s son Gabriel.
She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt, being very involved in taking care of all of them.
She was loved by all who came in contact with her – family, friends, colleagues, staff and patients for whom she went beyond the call of duty.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved members of the family at this time of sorrow and loss.
Secretary, CMC Alumni Association