We have recently learned of the death of Jerry Lang, a medical doctor and an active member of our Meeting in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those of us who knew Jerry appreciated not only his contribution to the life of our Meeting but also his devoted service in the public sphere, including charitable causes. As a commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, Jerry worked on Indian reservations in Montana and New Mexico. He was a physician with the Student Health Services at Washington State University in Pullman and served in the emergency room at the local hospital there. At WSU Jerry was also the physician consultant for the School of Pharmacy and helped create a pharmacist training program that enabled women in Malaysia to obtain birth control without a prescription. A lifelong supporter of Doctors Without Borders, Jerry volunteered his medical services in Nicaragua the last three years of his life and in Honduras for four years prior to that. Jerry died in an automobile accident on March 6, 2017 in New Hampshire, where he continued to practice medicine after moving away from our area. A funeral service was held for Jerry at the Dover Friends Meeting House in New Hampshire on March 14, 2017. We remember Jerry’s warmth and friendship, his vast array of interests and knowledge, and his belief in Quaker principles. Jerry impressed us as a person who lived his values. We wish to extend our condolences to Jerry’s wife Joann and to all other members of his family.
Accepted by Pullman Moscow Monthly Meeting July 2 2017