John “Peter” Walton Ormsby ’53

John “Peter” Walton Ormsby ’53 of Seattle, Wash., died August 9, 2005. Following graduation from Davidson, he earned his M.D. from Columbia University. He and his wife Ann moved to Seattle in 1957 for his medical internship and residency. From 1959 to 1961 he was a medical officer in the U.S. Army. After returning to Seattle, he became a research fellow in endocrinology at the University of Washington Medical School, then chief resident in medicine at University Hospital. He practiced internal medicine and endocrinology with the Polyclinic until retiring in 1996. In his retirement he attended classes at the University of Washington, including history, astronomy, meteorology, and Islam religion. He served on the board of the Pilchuck Glass School and enjoyed theater, opera, and ballroom dancing. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Ann S. Ormsby, 14025 3rd Ave. NW, Seattle, Wash. 98177; daughters, Abigail E. Ormsby and Sarah A. Ormsby, M.D., and her husband, Robert Frey; granddaughters, Callie and Isabel Frey; and niece and nephew, Laura Verdi and John Verdi ’82.