Friday, August 20, 2010

The Passing Of A Very Great Man - Dr. John Cockerham

This past Tuesday night, a very great man passed away of adrenal cancer.  I am referring to Dr. John Cockerham a pediatric cardiologist at Georgetown University Hospital, husband to Mary Beth (MB) and father to Jeremy and Meredith.

I knew John because I worked with MB while we were both at Sun Microsystems.   John helped my family out immensely during the most difficult and challenging time of our life.   After meeting with a number of specialists with one of our sons, my wife and I did not know where or who to turn to.  It was John Cockerham who helped my family with a number of very difficult decisions, helped us navigate the medical system and used his influence to meet a number of specialists.  Everything turned out perfect with our son thanks to John Cockerham taking time out of his busy schedule to help my family.  Words can not express our gratitude to him.   I know John did this for countless families.

Dr. John Cockerham was truly a great man and will be sorely missed....

Below are the details on John's services:

Monday, 8/23 6-8PM

Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Broaddock Road
Alexandria VA 22302

Funeral Service

Tuesday, 8/24 2PM

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Avenue (corner of Wisconsin and Mass Ave)
Washington DC 20016

Please note that the Cathedral cannot accept flowers for funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Capital Hospice ( or the American Cancer Society.

A reception will be held at Hearst Hall at National Cathedral School immediately following the funeral.