In Memoriam: Dr. Lewis Druffner (1934-2019)

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Dr. Lewis C. Druffner Jr., ’55, passed away on March 19, 2019. An alumnus of both Scranton Prep and The University of Scranton, Dr. Druffner served as a physician in the Navy before returning to the area to take over his family’s medical practice in Avoca. From 2007 through Fall 2013, Dr. Druffner volunteered his time to the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured. When asked in 2014 about his experiences at The Leahy Clinic, Dr. Druffner said, “It was very interesting to come back to the University; patients were so appreciative, and it was great to give back to the community.” Dr. Druffner is loved and will be missed. He was a physician champion and made an enormous impact on the entire Scranton community.