James E Jumblatt, PhD
January 26, 2008

JUMBLATT, JAMES (JIM) EDWARD Ph.D. , died at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY on January 26, 2008 after a heroic struggle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Jim was born on March 28, 1942 to Albert and Pearl Jumblatt in Everett, Washington and was raised in La Jolla California. He joined the class of '64 but graduated from the University of California at Berkley in 1965. He served in the Peace Corps for two years as a volunteer in Afghanistan. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City. He pursued postdoctoral studies at the Biozentrum in Basel, Switzerland, Tufts University in Boston, MA, and the Institute of Oceanography in Woods Hole, MA. Jim joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Louisville in 1987 and retired in 2006. Jim is married to Marcia Meisner Jumblatt and has a son, Nicholas (Nick) Jumblatt. He was a member and former elder of Springdale Presbyterian Church. Jim had many interests including fly-fishing, photography, cooking and music. Jim was a leading research scientist, a mentor to junior investigators, an avid reader, a philosophical seeker and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed. He also has a sister, Carol MacNeill, of San Diego, CA.

Modified from an obituary published in The Courier-Journal on 1/28/2008.

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