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Dr. Daniel Tuttle Cloud, Jr., M.D.

Male 1925 - 2010  (84 years)

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  • Name Daniel Tuttle Cloud 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Suffix Jr., M.D. 
    Born Aug 18, 1925  Olathe, Johnson county, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Apr 16, 1930  Jacksonville, Morgan county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jul 06, 2010 
    • Obituary:
      Daniel T. Cloud, Jr., M.D. Passed away on July 6, 2010, just one month shy of his 85th birthday. He was born on August 18, 1925, in Olathe, Kansas, to parents Dr. Daniel T. Cloud, Sr., and Trissie Cloud. He grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois, along with his sister Ann, where his father was Superintendent of the Illinois State School for Deaf Children. Dan attended public schools in Jacksonville including Jacksonville High School where he made many lifelong friends including his tennis teammate Keith Ragan, who currently lives in Paradise Valley. World War II was in full swing when Dan was a teenager, and his parents signed a waiver allowing him to enlist in the Navy when he turned 17 a few months after graduating from high school. He considered becoming a Naval aviator, but he took his father's advice and entered the V-12 program in order to be trained as a doctor. The Navy first sent him to DePauw University in Indiana where he attended classes year round and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He returned to Jacksonville and earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois College. He then attended medical school at the University of Missouri and ultimately received his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1948 at age 22. A member of Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity, Dan interned at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital in Chicago. World War II was over by this time, and the Army needed doctors in occupied Japan. The Navy loaned Dan to the Army where he was stationed in Yokohama. He treated many military patients, and he often said this was one of the best times of his life. The Korean War began in 1950, and Dan was stationed as a Navy doc at Oakland Naval Base in California. There he met his future wife Virginia, a Navy nurse from LaGrange, Georgia. She was the love of his life, and they married in San Francisco on Valentine's Day in 1952. After his discharge from the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant, Dan did a year of residency at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, where daughter Priscilla was born. That was followed by surgical training at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Dr. Willis J. Potts. Son Andy was born that year. At the conclusion of his training, Dan and Virginia decided to embark on an adventure and move their young family to Phoenix, Arizona, where Dan would be the state's first pediatric surgeon. The Clouds arrived in Phoenix on the Fourth of July, 1955. Daughter Lela, nicknamed Toadie, was born the following year. Dan loved being a doctor and helping children. He practiced medicine as a pediatric surgeon in Phoenix for many years and served as President of the Medical Staff and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, founder and Chief of the Pediatric Surgical Division of the State Crippled Children's Hospital, and President of the Medical Staff of Crippled Children's Hospital. He was a devoted physician and spent countless hours caring for his young patients. He always dreamed of establishing a children's hospital in Phoenix, and his dream came true when he became Founding President of Phoenix Children's Hospital in 1983. He continued to serve as Founding President of PCH until his retirement in December of 1990. Over the course of his career, Dan received many honors, most of which are too numerous to mention. He was especially proud of the awards he received from the Maricopa County Medical Society including the Distinguished Service Award, the Leslie B. Smith Award for Distinguished Public Service, and the Clarence Salisbury Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Some of his other favorites include the Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Illinois, the Distinguished Graduate Award from Illinois College, the Presidential Citation from the Association of Teachers of Preventative Medicine, a Distinguished Citizen Award from the State of Arizona, the Arizona Medical Association President's Award and the University of Illinois Medical Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year Award. Dan loved politics, and early on in his career he became active in medical association affairs. He was active in the Arizona Medical Association for many years and was an American Medical Association delegate from the state of Arizona. He was subsequently elected to the AMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws and the Board of Trustees of the AMA. He served as President of the American Medical Association from 1981 to 1982, the first Arizonan to do so. He also served as a Commissioner of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, as AMA delegate to the World Medical Association, and on the editorial boards of The Journal of Pediatric Surgery and The Western Journal of Medicine. Dan and Virginia belonged to Phoenix Country Club for over fifty years where they made countless friends. Dan loved swimming and tennis, and he enjoyed attending tennis tournaments including the US Open and Wimbledon as well as Davis Cup matches. He and Virginia traveled all over the world, and they particularly enjoyed taking their three granddaughters to Paris and London for the girls' first European trip. He was an active member of the Osler Club, a medical interest group. After Dan retired, he continued to volunteer with several community organizations. He co-chaired TAPI, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization, and later went on to be chairperson of that group. In 2001, TAPI established the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award for practices or clinics that reach 90% immunization coverage for 2 year olds in their populations. As always, he was committed to serving children. He also began his second career, that of grandfather extraordinaire. Big D, as he was lovingly called, was devoted to all of his grandchildren and picked Stephanie, Annie and David up from school every day until they could drive. Dan had a wonderful life and accomplished all of his goals. He wanted to write a book, so he wrote The Aesculapian, a novel about medical politics and intrigue, that was published in 1998. He loved aviation and had a private pilot's license. He flew his young family all over the country in his Beechcraft Bonanza. He loved hunting and shot an elk (the elk head is in grandson Andy's bedroom). He was an accomplished photographer. He loved good food, big band music, old movies, and most of all, he loved his family. He was a kind and generous spirit and a true gentleman. Everyone in his family adored him. Dan is survived by his wife, Virginia; his daughter Priscilla Cloud and her husband Mike Lubinski; his son Andy Cloud; his daughter Toadie Lawless; and his grandchildren Stephanie Lawless, Annie Lawless, David Lawless, Katie Lubinski, Andy Lubinski and Kevin Lubinski. He is also survived by many friends, co-workers and former patients. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to TAPI at 700 East Jefferson, Suite 100, Phoenix, Arizona, 85034, or Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation at 2929 East Camelback Road, Suite 122, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016, in memory of Dr. Daniel T. Cloud.
      The Arizona Republic, July 11, 2010.
    Person ID I73629  mykindred
    Last Modified Aug 27, 2010 

    Father Dr. Daniel Tuttle Cloud,   b. Jun 13, 1900, Saint Louis, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, White Plains, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Theresa Adams,   b. Mar 05, 1899, Bolton, Missippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1973, Phoenix, Maricopa county, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married circa 1925  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Ann Purgason,   d.
    Married Feb 14, 1952 
    +1. Priscilla Katherine Cloud,   b. Peoria, Illinios Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     2. Andrew Alan Cloud,   b. Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    +3. Lela Ann Cloud,   b. 1956, Phoenix, Maricopa county, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Family ID F25086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Cloud, Daniel T. (1925-2010)
    Cloud, Daniel T. (1925-2010)