The COPD Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that Founder and Director Emeritus John W. Walsh passed away on 7 March 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
John was an inspirational leader who lived each day pushing himself to advocate for those who did not have a voice and the world is a better place because of it.
John has touched the lives of countless individuals through his pioneering efforts in the respiratory field and his dedication to improving health, promoting worldwide detection and finding a cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Our hearts go out to his wife Diane, daughter Linda, granddaughter Lily and extended family. We at the Foundation on behalf of COPD Global will continue to honor John by relentlessly pursuing his vision and continuing the work he so wholeheartedly embraced. We will be in touch over the coming weeks with our future plans and how we will continue his work.
To share your stories or memories of John, please go to the John W. Walsh Memorial Page.
Please contact Sara Latham, Executive Vice President COPD Global, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.