IN MEMORY OF
STEPHEN B. THACKER
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.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Stephen B. Thacker Fund at the CDC Foundation.
Your gift will help support CDC’s Disease Detective Camps for children.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation supports families affected by Prion Disease, raise awareness, and support medical education and research.
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. Anyone is welcome to visit.
"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