David Baker Olin ’64

David Baker Olin ’64 of Greensboro, N.C., February 2, 2007. At Davidson, he was president of his fraternity, Sigma Chi. He was selected for membership in Who’s Who, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honoraries. Following graduation from Davidson, he returned to Columbus to enter the College of Medicine at OhioStateUniversity. A year later he married his beloved wife, Julie. As a medical student, he became president of the student body and a member of the Phi Alpha Chi medical fraternity; was elected to the Landacre Society and Alpha Omega Alpha honoraries; and received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Senior Student.

After serving his internship at StateUniversity, where he was chief resident in 1972–73 and an assistant professor of medicine. He spent three years at ArmyMedicalCenterSan Antonio as staff nephrologist and chief of the hemodialysis program, receiving the Army Commendation Medal for his services. Following discharge from the Army in 1976, Dave and his family moved to Greensboro, where he joined Tannenbaum Medical Associates. Dave, along with his partner, Dr. Ron Garber, established the Greensboro Kidney Association in 1980. In addition to acting as director of the center, Dave was active on the staff of Wesley Long and Moses Cone Hospitals, and served as chief of medicine from 1990 until 1996. Dave retired from practicing medicine in 2003, but volunteered his time and talents to the teaching program at Wake Forest School of Medicine and the UNC Medical System. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Greensboro Rotary, and the Greensboro Sports Council. He served on the Parents Council of Wake Forest University, the Athletic Foundation Board of Advisors at Davidson College, and the Cancer Advisory Board at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dave was on the board of directors of the United Arts Council, the United Way of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Day School, Stonefield Cellars Winery, and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. An athlete throughout his life, Dave participated in sports in high school and college; coached his sons’ soccer teams; and established, along with his wife Julie, the Olin Family Scholarships at Davidson College and Wake Forest University. Because of his own struggle, Dave was particularly involved with organizations combating cancer through research and awareness, particularly Golfers Against Cancer and the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. The Dave Olin Bone Marrow Committee received the prestigious Allison Atlas Award from the National Marrow Bone Program. Survivors include his wife of forty-one years, Juliana (Julie) Kraft Olin, 1 Baywater Ln., Greensboro, N.C. 27408; his son Dr. Matthew David Olin and wife Rina, of Greensboro; his son Jonathan Howard Olin ’95 and wife, PerMar ’96 , of Charlotte; and his five treasured grandchildren: Catherine, Baker, Brooks, Hayes and Virginia.