Douglas Wegner

Dr. Douglas Wegner, 54, died Aug. 5, 2011.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Wegner graduated from Liberty High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  in mechanical engineering in 1979. He worked for Fisher Scientific and Westinghouse on nuclear reactors for submarines. Dr. Wegner worked full-time and went to school at night at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pa., and received a master’s degree in engineering in 1993. He received his M.D. degree from Brown University in 1989, and completed his internship and residency at Yale University in orthopedics. He did a fellowship in hand surgery at Indiana Hand Center in 1995. Dr. Wegner took a faculty surgeon position at the University of Kentucky, a level one trauma center. Dr. Wegner  also taught medical students and won the teacher of the year award during his second year of teaching. Dr. Wegner took a position at Tucson Orthopedic Institute as a staff hand surgeon. A father of three, he was a board member of the Tanque Verde Little League and enjoyed skiing, running and other outdoor activities.
Dr. Wegner was preceded in death by his mother, Dr. Margot Wegner. Survivors include his father, Dr. Kurt Wegner of Youngstown, Ohio; Ann Pearson of Tucson; children, Graham, Maxell and Benjamin Wegner, all of Tucson; brothers, Ken (Fern) Wegner of Cincinnati, Ohio and Russell (Barbara) Wegner of Camas, Wash.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary with Rabbi Robert Eisen officiating. Interment followed in the Congregation Anshei Israel section of Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doug Wegner Memorial fund at Wells Fargo Bank, to be utilized for furthering Little League Baseball.