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)



Jun 4, 2019, 10:59 PM (14 hours ago)
to Alumni

Dear Friends,

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.

For those who would like to convey condolences, kindly click on the below link:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved members of the family at this time of sorrow and loss.


Vinod Abraham

Secretary, CMC Alumni Association

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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6 Responses to

  1. slmret says:

    Another very nice, professional, tribute to Eunice. I didn’t realize she was in peds (my dad was also a Pediatrician!). I think that takes a special kind of person! Thinking of you. Love and hugs!

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Once again sorry for the loss of your friend. What a nice write up about her.

  3. That’s a very nice tribute. She’s accomplished so much and has undoubtedly made an impact on a lot of lives. Sending you lots of hugs during this time.

  4. What a sweetl tribute. I wish I’d known her. She had to be so very extraordinary to get all those awards. She really made an impression and impact on a lot of people’s lives. How so very wonderful that she lived her life so well.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

  5. A beautiful tribute! She touched many people’s lives and hearts and will live on in them! The world is a better place because she lived, loved, and cared!

  6. So sad , Zakiah .
    I remember you encountered her , some times ago

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