In loving memory of

Howard W. MD
November 28, 1939 - November 10, 2010

Howard W. Stoll, M.D., 70, a distinguished local physician, passed away at home on November 10 surrounded by friends and family. Married to Sharen Stoll, the love of his life for 38 years, he led a life of devotion as a husband, father, grandfather, and servant of God. A lover of nature and humanity, he sought out the sublime in life and effortlessly inspired others to join him.

A gifted teacher, artist, author, and scientist, he offered his knowledge and skill to those around him. He is known most as a physician to Group Health Hospital where he served for over 30 years. He was born in Rochester, NY on November 28, 1939 to Henry and Marjorie Stoll. He attended Valparaiso University graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1961. He studied medicine at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY earning his M.D. cum laude in 1965.

Following his internship at King County Hospital in Seattle in 1966, he joined the US Navy and was commissioned as a lieutenant. His service included a tour of Vietnam, and he was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for combat. His commendation noted that he, "and his small Medical Department provided superior medical care to the 700 men of the Battalion, working under arduous and difficult conditions." The commendation also detailed Dr. Stoll's efforts in combating the serious tuberculosis problem in Vietnam and in establishing post-treatment out-patient facilities at the remote outpost of Khe Sanh.

He is survived by his loving wife Sharen Stoll (nee McAllister), sons Timothy (Amy) Leidig; Thomas Stoll, M.D.; Jeffrey (Yuki) Stoll, Ph.D.; and daughter Sara (Jeff) King as well as nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Henry Stoll, Don (Pat) Stoll, Jerry (Kelley) Stoll; and a sister Barbara (Andy) Lindbo.


Vicky and Gary Holland wrote on Feb 8, 2011:

"Our thoughts are with you and your whole family, Barb. "

Neil Thomsen wrote on Dec 8, 2010:

"With sadness I received the news of Howard's passing. I graduated with Howard and Henry from West High class of 1957"