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Joseph Hafkenschiel Jr. ’37

Joseph Hafkenschiel Jr. ’37, an Army Air Corps veteran who had a passion for golf, died of natural causes Oct. 26, 2016. He was 100.

Joseph lived in Portola Valley, Calif. He graduated from Swarthmore in 1937 and from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1941. He completed an internship and medical residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and he married Lucinda Thomas ’34 in July 1942. After Lucinda’s death, he was married to Carol Rush for 20 years before they divorced. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the Army Air Corps in the China-Burma-India Theater, where he instructed pilots on the use of oxygen for high-altitude flights. After the war, Joseph did a cardiology fellowship at Penn; he practiced and researched at Lankenau Hospital. In 1965, he accepted a position as medical director for Sandoz in San Francisco. Joseph later served on the staff of the Stanford Cardiac Clinic, Stanford Student Health, the Menlo Park VA Hospital, and Agnews Hospital.


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