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In Memoriam

Dean’s Council

Robert J. Freeman of Atlanta in April 2019. Freeman was a long-time member of the Dean’s Council, and he established the Sallie B. Lee Scholarship in honor of his aunt. With his father, Freeman founded Lithonia Lighting and built it into a successful business. During his retirement, he was involved with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Atlanta Association of Developmental Disabilities, the Bobby Dodd Institute, Cafe 458, and MedShare International.


Dr. Craig L. Schwimmer 86MPH 91M of Dallas, Texas, on April 9, 2019. He was on the teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins University and actively involved in training residents. After completing his otolaryngology training, he founded The Snoring Center in 2001 and remained there as medical director until his death. He was compassionate and professional, maintaining a high standard for patient-focused care. He is survived by his wife, Shanon, and two teenaged daughters.


David A. DeFrances 95MPH of Brookhaven, Ga., on Jan. 30, 2019, at 58. DeFrances graduated from West Virginia University in 1983 with a BS in engineering management for mining and completed his master’s in environmental and occupational health at Emory. He was a fan of R&B and jazz, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, brothers John and Jim, and nieces and nephews.


Molly Maloy Clay 00MPH of Atlanta, on Feb. 22, 2019, at 49. Clay was an enthusiastic public health educator at Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. She loved to travel. She was predeceased by her daughter, Grace. Survivors include her son, Zander, and her sister, Kate Maloy.

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