Longcope, Christopher

October 30, 2003

On October 27, 2003, DR. CHRISTOPHER LONGCOPE, of Northborough, MA, passed away quietly in his home in Northborough with his family, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Lee, MA in 1928 and grew up in Baltimore, MD. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1949 and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1953. He was descended from a line of prominent physicians, most notably Nathan R. Smith, founder of Dartmouth Medical School and his father Warfield T. Longcope, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Longcope practiced medicine in Baltimore before turning to research in 1965 at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Shrewsbury, MA. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a professor in the departments of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynocology until he retired this year as Professor Emeritus. He was known for his work in steroid hormone metabolism in field of human aging. Dr. Longcope is survived by his wife Julia A. (nee Coffin) Longcope and his three sons, Dana W. Bozeman, MT, Peter D. Kyoto, Japan and David C. of New Orleans, LA. His Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 31, at 10:30 A.M. in Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 1944, Washington, D.C. 20013 or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606. BRITTON-SUMERS FUNERAL HOME, 4 Church Street, WESTBOROUGH, MA is directing arrangements. 508-366-4717

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.