In Memory of donald J. ZadecK 

1927-2020

Mr. Donald J. Zadeck, an icon in the development of the LSU Health Sciences Center, passed away on July 15, 2020 at the age of 92. 

Mr. Zadeck served as the inaugural Chairman of the LSU Health Shreveport Foundation at the request of his dear friend and Foundation founder, Dr. Ike Muslow. He served as Chairman from 1997-2008, making him the longest serving Chairman in the 23 year history of the Foundation. Upon stepping down as Chairman, he was unanimously named Chairman Emeritus.  Mr. Zadeck remained financially supportive and keenly interested in our health sciences center until the time of his death.

His priorities as the Foundation Chairman were to acquire property that would allow for LSUHS growth, provide then Chancellor Dr. John C. McDonald with the support needed to be successful, and to raise awareness about the incomparable healthcare provided by LSUHS physicians. 

Donald was laid to rest in a private ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Zadeck had a very special interest in the work of the Feist Weiller Cancer Center and the LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions’ “Mindful of our Mission” Neurorehabiliation Program. Family has suggested donations be made to these two programs in his memory.  

We are eternally grateful for the everlasting impact Mr. Zadeck made on our health sciences center. 

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