Class of 1964

DR. GEORGE M. CHATALAS, CLASS OF 1964

Dr. George ChatalasDr. George Macy Chatalas passed away on March 31, 2016 after a brief illness. He was 78.

Dr. Chatalas was born on Feb. 2, 1938 to George John and Faye Macy Chatalas in Seattle, where he attended elementary, middle and high school. He received his DDS from the UW in 1964. While there he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and maintained strong relationships with his Fiji brothers over the years. Upon graduation he served two years as a captain in the U.S. Air Force at Biggs Field in El Paso, Texas, after which he returned to Seattle to practice dentistry with his father. In 1997, he sold his practice, retired from dentistry and moved with his wife, Marcia, to Tucson.

For many years Dr. Chatalas was on the affiliate faculty in the School of Dentistry’s Restorative department. He was inducted into the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists. He served on the Washington State Board of Dental Examiners and the ADA Accreditation Commission and participated in the Seattle-King County Dental Society and the Washington State Dental Association on legislative and policy activities. He was a member of the American Society of Dental Consultants and performed quality reviews of dental insurance submissions for the Washington Dental Service. He was a serious advocate of quality and ethical dentistry and believed that everybody should have access to quality dental care. He often provided free dental work to those who didn’t have insurance.

Whether in Seattle or Tucson, Dr. Chatalas was involved in art, sports and politics. He was a lifelong Democrat, a competitive golfer and a soccer player into his 50s. In his retirement, he served as president of the Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council, where he was also vice president for docent training, and as a member of the board of directors of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault and the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review. He pursued film acting and had roles in several local productions.

Dr. Chatalas is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marcia; his children Jody and Helen of Seattle; their mother, Catherine McCurdy Chatalas; his grandchildren, Ella Chatalas and Fin Butler of Seattle; sister Joan Westover and her three children of Seattle; cousins in Seattle, California, Oregon and Boise, Idaho; his canine pals Buddy, Benny and Sadie; and numerous friends in Seattle, Tucson and Boise. (Seattle Times)

JAMES L. LORD, CLASS OF 1964, GRADUATE PROSTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1970

Dr. James LordDr. James (Jim) Lorin Lord passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at the age of 81, in Seattle, due to complications associated with cancer following a stroke.

Dr. Lord was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Roy and La Verda Lord. He was raised in Colfax, Wash., and went on to attend Washington State University, where he graduated with a BS degree in zoology in 1960. He furthered his education at the University of Washington, where he obtained a DDS and a Master of Science in Dentistry in Graduate Prosthodontics.

He served on the UW dental faculty as an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor for most of his career. Outside the university, he maintained a private practice in North Seattle for 27 years.

Dr. Lord was active in numerous local and national academic and professional associations. He enjoyed the professional collaboration and advancement of his profession through these affiliations and his service. He was president of the Seattle-King County Dental Society from 1987 to 1988, president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists in 1985, president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics from 1990 to 1991, and president of the Academy of Prosthodontics in 1998.

An avid fisherman, he loved being on the water and spent many summer vacations with his three sons, living on their fishing boat in the San Juan Islands. He retired on his floating home in Lake Union’s  Portage Bay in 2003, after selling his private practice.

Dr. Lord was a husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, teacher, colleague, neighbor, and friend. In the final years of his life he suffered from dementia and as a result lived a relatively quiet and simple life on the water. He loved spending his days watching the boats and lake-goers make their way through the Montlake Cut of Lake Union and feeding “his” ducks and geese.

He is survived by his first wife, three sons, five grandchildren, two stepchildren, and three stepgrandchildren. (Legacy)