|ᐊ March 2021 Issue||Download March 2021 [PDF 960KB]|
On February 18, 2021, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) lost a cherished friend and team member. Luther Wilcoxson served for 14 years as the Day Porter of the building where the ABFM offices reside. Luther was a tireless worker who not only kept our facilities spotless and well cared for, but who made sure each staff member he encountered throughout the day was greeted with respect and kindness. As with all things team related, “little things matter” and Luther did not pass on any job, no matter how big or small.
“Each evening as Luther passed my office, he would pop in to say hello, and we would talk about how our respective days had gone, sharing stories about our families, interests, and passions. Not surprisingly, we became almost instant friends,” said James C. Puffer, MD, ABFM President and CEO Emeritus. “I admired his positive attitude, his constant smile, and the great pride he took in his work. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, and I can’t imagine that life on the fifth floor will be the same without him.”
Luther came from a large, loving family at home, and will be deeply missed by his family at ABFM.