Dr. Henry W. Buck (Bill) passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center following surgery. He is survived by his loving family: his wife Barbara; his daughter Mallory Bryan and her husband Dave Bryan; his son Andrew and his wife Trish Buck; his grandson Grant Bryan and his granddaughters Lauren and Jessica Buck; his sister Judy and her husband Arthur Vogel and their three daughters and families; his brother-in-law Merrill Watt; and many caring friends.
A family memorial service was held in the Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated by Father George Wiley.
Bill graduated with a B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1956 and M.D. from the University of Kansas in 1960; his residency was in general surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center; and another in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Bill served as a captain in the US Air Force Medical Center, Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts 1965 – 1967. From 1967 – 1987 Bill was in private practice in Obstetrics/Gynecology, in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1987 – 2005 Bill was head of gynecology at Watkins Memorial Health Center, at the University of Kansas. Bill was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1967 and recertified in 1979.
Besides Bill’s practice, he served as a lecturer in Pharmacy at the University of Kansas in 1968; Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Kansas 1990 – 2004; courtesy professor Health, Sport, & Exercise at the University of Kansas 1988. Bill also served as an editorial consultant for the Journal of American Health and the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. In 1987 he served on the HIV/STD Task Force at the University of Kansas; he also served on the advisory board for Merck in the development of the HPV vaccine. Bill was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons where he served as chair of the Task Force on Human Papillomavirus Disease and STD’s from 1988 – 2002. In 1997 Bill received the Edward Hitchcock Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of college health. He also served on the ethics committee at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and on the Experimentation committee at the University of Kansas. Bill also served on the advisory board of DCCA of Lawrence.
In the past, Bill served on many committees at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, including music and worship.
Bill’s family greatly appreciates the special care from many physicians in Lawrence and at the KU Medical Center, especially Dr. Donald Hatton and Dr. Adam Goodyear. Please direct any donation in Bill’s name to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Obstetrics and Surgery Department or Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.