Obituaries

Obituaries

Joseph G. Hollowell Jr. 1932 - 2010 Lawrence

A memorial service for Dr. Joseph G. Hollowell Jr., 77, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, followed by a pot luck and music celebration at his country home at 3 p.m.
Dr. Hollowell died Saturday, June 12, 2010, in Lawrence.
He was born Nov. 19, 1932, in Mount Pleasant, S.C., the son of Joseph G. Sr. and Edith Guilds Hollowell.
Dr. Hollowell attended Clemson University and the College of Charleston. He earned a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1956, did a fellowship in endocrinology and genetics at Syracuse University, and earned a master’s degree in public health at the University of California-Berkley in 1977.
Dr. Hollowell was a captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1961. He was associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia from 1963 to 1970, and also at Kansas University Medical Center from 1970 to 1979; director of Kansas Special Health Services from 1977 to 1982; director of the division of health for Kansas Department of Health and Environment from 1979 to 1985; associate professor of pediatrics and director of developmental disabilities from 1985 to 1990; chief of developmental disabilities for Centers for Disease Control from 1990 to 1995; chief of environmental health services for Centers for Disease Control from 1995 to 2000; and clinical professor of pediatrics at KU Med Center from 2001 to 2007.
Dr. Hollowell was a member of the graduate faculty of anthropology at KU, coordinator of Health Studies of Environmental Toxic Hazards, American Academy of Pediatrics, and member of many boards relating to health and medical services. He published numerous papers regarding thyroid, iodine and antithyroid antibodies.
Dr. Hollowell enjoyed working on his 50-acre ranch and underground home in Lawrence, riding his motorcycles, hiking and sailing.
He married Emily Russell on Aug. 31, 1992, in Topeka. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Joseph G. III, Liberty, Mo.; five daughters, Kyra Morris, Mount Pleasant, S.C., Susan Pugliese, Summerville, S.C., Barbara Wagner and Edith Hollowell, both of Charleston, S.C., and Janet Wiseman, Florence, S.C.; a brother, S. Guilds, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and 10 grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials to Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship or Americana Music Academy.