Jerry Seals, an infectious diseases specialist at Johns Hopkins University, died Oct.
22 at the age of 68 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Seals, who was black and grew up in Buffalo, NY, attended State University of New York at Buffalo and Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City before completing his infectious diseases residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, according to a press release from the Community Foundation of Howard County.
He was also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the Greater Washington Boule, provided free medical services to uninsured residents through the Health Alliance Program, and served on the Board of Directors for Erickson Senior Living.
Seals is survived by his wife, Beverly (White) Seals, his daughter Kia Seals, his son-in-law Sebastiaan Oldenburg, and his grandson Whells Oldenburg.
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