New York Medical College

2004 press releases

ALUMNUS BEQUEATHS $1 MILLION TO NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE

VALHALLA, N.Y., May 10, 2004 - A retired physician who once practiced in Waterbury, Conn., has left approximately $1 million to New York Medical College, where he received his medical degree in 1943.

John D. Walsh, M.D., of Greenacres, Fla., outlived his wife, Florence, and his daughter, Julia. After he died last November, the entire estate went to his medical alma mater.

"We are always humbled by such commitment to the College's mission and its future," said Rev. Msgr. Harry C. Barrett, D.Min., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer of the College. "The funds, which are unrestricted, will be most welcome."

John D. Walsh was born in 1912, son of the late David and Julia (Connor) Walsh. He served in the Navy during World War II. He practiced family medicine in a first floor office in his family's Waterbury home, where they lived for many years before moving to Florida in the 1960s.