Jan Joseph Wittenber, 75, handed away on Could 20, 2021.
The world misplaced a mighty warrior whenever you handed this morning, Jan. A gentleman, scholar, humanitarian of the primary order and a vibrant gentle of integrity in a world that’s overrun with obfuscation, Jan “Jay” Wittenber cherished saving lives. He was a serious architect/contributor of EKG gadgets utilized in emergency rooms and distant affected person important indicators monitoring methods in use right this moment all through the globe. He was a powerful advocate for affected person security, whereas at Hewlett Packard, Agilent and Philips, in his steadfast protection of avoiding “collateral harm” within the untimely deployment of life-saving medical gadgets. Due to his concern and contributions to the well being and effectively being of humanity, his deft design and engineering of many crucial, medical imaging gadgets, 1000’s of sufferers are in a position to attract a breath right this moment.
He was additionally chair of the ISO/IEEE Higher Layers for medical imaging gadgets and traveled ceaselessly on planes, compromising his circulatory system and his private well being, which contributed to his premature demise on the age of 75.
Jan Joseph Wittenber was born in Chicago, on July 9, 1945, to Celia Ginsburg Wittenber and Jan B. Wittenber. On the age of 4, his household moved to Burlington, the place he attended Lincoln Faculty, Waller Faculty and for his Freshman yr, Burlington Excessive Faculty. Starting together with his Sophomore yr, Jan attended and graduated in 1963 from the Lab Excessive Faculty on the College of Chicago, the place his mom was employed. After commencement, Jan joined the US Navy, the place he turned a Petty Officer stationed on the Pacific Fleet Naval Base at Coronado Island, Calif. After the Navy, he returned briefly to Chicago, en path to Miami College in Ohio, the place he earned a Bachelors Diploma in 1971 and met his future spouse, Kay Jarvis. He and Kay settled in Andover, Mass. the place he continued his training at Tufts College, pursuing his Masters Diploma. Previous to his retirement in 2018, he turned a Fellow at The Heart for Medical Interoperability. In 2019 Jay and Kay moved to Gresham, Ore. to be nearer to their sons.
Jay is survived by his spouse, Kay; his sons Jesse and Ian, whom he dearly cherished; his sisters Dian Carity and Lynn Christofferson; his cousins, Jo Harrington, David Harrington and Julie Parks; and his niece, Lisa Musso.
A memorial service can be held at a later date.
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