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In Memoriam

Frank W. Clark Jr., former UC Regent and namesake of the Frank Clark Urology Center and the Clark-Morrison Children’s Urological Center at UCLA, died in 2008. He was 90 years old. A prominent attorney in Los Angeles, Mr. Clark was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Jerry Brown in 1980, and he served as a regent until 2000. In 2004, Mr. Clark received The UCLA Medal. Dr. Gerald S. Levey, vice chancellor for UCLA Medical Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, called Mr. Clark “one of the most-influential regents … knowledgeable, wise and articulate. When Regent Clark offered opinions, the regents generally listened.”

Madelyn “Maddie” Katz, a longtime advocate and supporter of UCLA, died in 2009, at her home, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 73 years old. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald A. Katz; sons Randall Katz and Todd Katz; daughters-in-law Kathy Katz and Dana Katz; sister Helen Sinderman; brotherin- law, actor Joel Grey; and by four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Katz, both alumni of UCLA, generously supported many initiatives at UCLA, the most recent being Operation Mend, which was created by the Katz Family Foundation. As head of the UCLA Medical Center Auxiliary from 1996 to 1999, Mrs. Katz was inspired to establish, with her husband, the surgical-intervention waiting room – called “Maddie’s Room” – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Mrs. Katz also was a member of the planning committee for Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which she said was a “superb home for UCLA’s life-saving doctors and nursing staff,” and she served on The UCLA Foundation Board of Governors. In addition, she was on the board of Women & Philanthropy at UCLA.

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