Dr. Henry McCullagh Jr.
MCCULLAGH Dr. Henry McCullagh, Jr., passed away 10/7/2016 from cancer of pancreas following a diagnosis on 9/2/2016. Henry, the son of W.H. (Harry) McCullagh and Mable Barnes McCullagh, was born in Jacksonville on 11/12/1938. He graduated from Bolles High School in 1956. After graduating first in his class from Emory University School of Medicine, he continued his training with an Internship and a Residence at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. A fellowship in Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego followed. He studied under the tutelage of Drs. J. Willis Hurst, Eugene Braunwald and John Ross, among the foremost authorities in the field. He entered private practice in 1971 in Jacksonville. Henry was an outdoorsman, an avid fisherman and a student of nature. He studied the taxonomy of freshwater pearly mussels and land snails, making hundreds of field trips for collection of these animals. He contributed to the peer-reviewed literature and was recognized nationally for his work on the mussel fauna. His collection will go to the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH, at the University of Florida, Gainesville), where some of it already lies. Henry was also a raconteur in the tradition of the Old South, which one might expect from a fifth generation Floridian. Henry leaves behind a wife, Lenore and a brother Mike (Jane), who practiced medicine with Henry and Harry G. Lee, and three generations of cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Henry leaves us much too young, haven fallen victim to one of the worst and most often missed forms of cancer, that of the pancreas. A private ceremony will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The University of Florida Foundation/The William Henry McCullagh, Jr., MD Memorial Fund c/o Marie Emmerson, FLMNH, UF Cultural Plaza, PO Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
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