G. Charles “Chuck” Loveland
Memorial mass for G. Charles “Chuck” Loveland, 67, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. Private inurnment will be held at Pioneer Cemetery. He died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Chuck was born April 13, 1947 in Concordia, KS the son of Harvey and Kate (Ennis) Loveland.
He graduated from Riley County High School in Riley, KS in 1965. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1969. He then received his M.D. from University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City in 1973. Chuck completed his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO in1976.
Chuck was a Pediatric Physician at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, P.A. from 1976, retiring in 2013.
He served as a Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics, KUMC (1999-present), School of Medicine Applicate Interview and Selection Committee (1995-present), and Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics and Preceptor (1977-present).
Chuck served on the staff of Lawrence Memorial Hospital since 1976, serving as Chief of Staff (1984-1986), member of the Department of Pediatrics (1976-present), and Chief of Department of Pediatrics (1978-80, 1988-90, 1996-98, 2004-06).
He served in various professional associations including The Douglas County Medical Society (1976 – present, serving as President 1986-88), The Kansas Medical Society (1976 – present), The Greater Kansas City Pediatric Society, (1976-present, serving as President 1990-2000), Kansas Academy of Pediatrics (1976-present, Executive Committee 1996-1998), Kansas University Medical Alumni Association, Board of Directors (1993-present, serving as President 1992-1993), KUMC Distinguished Medical Teaching Fund Board of Directors (1993-present, President 1994-present), Chair, KU School of Medicine Dean’s External Advisory Board (1996-present), Chair, Children’s Mercy Health Network.
Chuck was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. He was very involved in community activities including, Bert Nash Board of Directors (1977-1979), Volunteer Team Physician for KU Women’s Athletics (1977-1980), Kaw Valley Soccer Association Board of Directors (1984-87, President 1987), Boy Scouts of America, Troop 53 Asst. Scoutmaster (1986-90), Troop Committee Chair (1989), Pelathe District Chair (1990), Friends of the Spencer Art Museum Board (1987-9, President 1988-89), Friends of the Theater Board of Directors (1990-97), USD 497 School Health Advisory Committee (1988-90), Friends of Eutin (Sister City Organization) (1989-present, President , 1989-96), Corporate Fundraising Committee, St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center (1997-2002, Chair 1997), Marriage Preparation Teacher (with Mary), Archdiocese of KC (1988-2002), Guest Lecturer on Selected Topics 6th-12th grade, Lawrence Public Schools (1976-present), Friends of the Lied Board (2002-04), Mentoring Activities for pre-medical students (1976-present), Longtime member of Chancellor’s Club.
He married Mary Catherine Ladesich on September 5, 1970 in Overland Park, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Meredith Brown and husband, Erik, Cincinnati, Ohio, Doug Loveland and wife, Amy, Overland Park, KS, Morgan Robertson and husband, Casey, Branson, MO; Aidan Koster and husband, Dr. Chris Koster, Lawrence, KS; sister, Peggy Loveland, Concordia, KS; brother, Max Loveland and wife, Janiece, Garland, TX; honorary son, Mario Lainfiesta, Boston, MA; eight grandchildren, Reese Loveland, Sofia Loveland, Georgia Loveland, Quentin Loveland, Emma Koster, Claire Koster, Max Brown, and Vivian Bown. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will greet friends Monday, October 27, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Leid Center Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Loveland Scholars Fund at the KU Medical School (Kansas University Endowment) or St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Additionally, the family would appreciate stories, personal and professional to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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