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Steve was laid to rest on March 9, 2013 at Honey Creek Woodlands, a natural burial ground owned and operated by the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, about 45 minutes from Atlanta. Anyone is welcome to visit.
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- Maya Angelou
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This website honors the memory of Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, RADM/ASG, retired, USPHS, who passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. Dr. Thacker was a true public health hero, family man and believer in social justice. Additionally he was a champion for women's athletics and enjoyed coaching girls basketball for over 20 years among his many passions. He is greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. His legacy will continue to be felt throughout the world of public health.
"He has passed on but will remain a presence for all of us, in our fond memories, in health programs that enhance the lives of many throughout the United States and the world, in a multitude of well-trained public health professionals whose paths he influenced and inspired and in a beautiful and growing family." ~ Dr. Jeffrey Koplan
The Stephen B. Thacker Excellence in Mentoring Award recognizes an individual who is an inspiration to the EIS community and exhibits unwavering commitment to the EIS Program, officers, and alumni through demonstrated excellence in applied epidemiology training, mentoring, and building public health capacity.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Stephen B. Thacker Fund at the CDC Foundation. Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS, contributed a legacy
of extraordinary leadership to CDC and unyielding dedication and contributions to the field of epidemiology and to public health science. This fund honors Dr. Thacker's life and service to public
health as well as his passion for the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Your gift will help support CDC’s Disease Detective Camps for
children. You can learn more about these camps at http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp/
Stephen B. Thacker Fund
55 Park Place, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Donations may also be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation.
The CJD Foundation
341 W. 38th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018