In Memoriam (Stanley Huff)
Dermatologist Stanley E. Huff, MD ’44, professor emeritus of dermatology, died October 29 of renal disease in Hospice of the North Shore, Skokie, Illinois. He was 87. Dr. Huff joined the faculty in 1949 and was granted emeritus status in 1987. A long-time private practitioner in Evanston, he routinely volunteered his services to a Cook County Hospital clinic and taught at the Feinberg School throughout his professional career. He retired 12 years ago.
Growing up in Bremen, Indiana, Dr. Huff started his academic studies in a one-room elementary schoolhouse. A talented trumpet player, Dr. Huff could have easily pursued a music career or joined the family business, Huff Furniture Store. He opted to become a physician, completing his pre-med studies as a commuter student at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and then attending Northwestern for medical school. The U.S. Army called Dr. Huff to duty while he was completing his surgical internship at Chicago’s Wesley Memorial Hospital and shipped him off to a military medical facility in the Philippines during World War II. His orders directed him to serve as a dermatologist, thus launching his career in the specialty.
After his discharge from the Army in 1946, Dr. Huff went on to a residency in dermatology at the University of Minnesota. He also married Helen Leonard, a dietician he met at Wesley during his internship.
He is survived by his wife; children John, Thomas, Stephen, Margaret, Katherine, and Mary Elizabeth; two stepsisters, Lyn and Shelley; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 2.