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We were saddened to learn the news of the death of Andrew Zajac, 26, son of James Zajac, long-time CDS member. Andrew was one of three U.S. Forest Service firefighters to die Aug. 19 battling a wildfire near Twisp, WA.
James Zajac of Downers Grove, his brother, Joseph M. Zajac, and their father, Joseph Zajac, are all members of the West Suburban Branch.
In a statement released by the forest service, the family said: “Andrew grew up hiking and camping and carried that passion with him, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 with Jenn. He and Jenn were married in November 2014 in a ceremony held outdoors near the Gila National Forest and had planned to live a long and happy life in the outdoors together.
“We are saddened that a life with such promise has ended so soon and we will miss him deeply.”
According to the forest service, Andrew, in his second year as a forest service firefighter, and two of his fellow firefighters were killed in the fire when flames overcame them following a vehicle accident.
Andrew’s love of nature led him to study biology at Case Western Reserve, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree, according to the family statement. In 2014, he graduated with a Master of Science in biology from the University of South Dakota.
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With such a rainy start to the summer, it will be hard to let go of the heat and sun as we meld into the fall. However, I am sure that cooler days and nights won’t bother members of the West Suburban Branch, as it means our new season of meetings is just beginning!
We look forward to a wide variety of continuing education topics and social events. From traumatic dental injuries to OSHA and HIPPA, our branch has an incredible program planned for the year.
Be sure to encourage any non-member dentist colleagues to join us for exciting lectures, camaraderie and the amazing food at Maggiano’s Little Italy.
We enjoyed an amazing installation celebration for new branch president Doug Chang and branch officers at Pinstripes in Oak Brook. Dean Nicholas served as our installing officer amid the roar of falling pins. We express our thanks to outgoing president Doug Kay for a great year of leadership. The 2015-16 West Suburban Branch officers are:
Our annual golf outing in June was a blast – most remarkably because there wasn’t the usual torrential downpour! The event was held jointly with the West Side Branch at Old Oak Country club. We look forward to our 2016 golf outing, which is planned for June 8.
Congratulations to Andrew Wiers who earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in San Francisco this past June. His parents, Tom and Kate, were there to help celebrate. For Andrew, it was just the beginning of many celebrations. On May 30, he married his fiancé Meredith. They honeymooned in Italy before returning stateside, where they drove up the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to the AGD meeting in San Francisco.
Tom Donohue and the crew at Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry were treated to a visit from Zack Moore of the 2015 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Zack is the brother of their office manager/dental assistant, Cami Blackshire.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. Be sure to send us news and photos so we can share all the fun and interesting things you all do.
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