Deaths: David Lichtenwalter

David Lichtenwalter; obit; deaths

David Lichtenwalter

David A. Lichtenwalter, former faculty member in the College of Dentistry and longtime member of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors, died Dec. 17. He was 88.

Lichtenwalter was proud of his service as president of the UIC Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors during the College of Dentistry’s 75th anniversary celebration, and of continuing to practice dentistry into his 80s.

He taught in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and was an Omicron Kappa Upsilon member.

He served several terms as the Dental Alumni Board’s representative to the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was an Annual Fund Chair for the college, led a fundraising challenge for the Class of 1953 during its 50th anniversary year and contributed to various college funding initiatives.

“Just last year he took a continuing education course on oral anatomy, so he never gave up on learning something new,” said retired faculty member Thomas Lakars, a 1967 alumnus.  “He was always upbeat and positive and will be missed.”

Lichtenwalter received a University of Illinois Alumni Association Loyalty Award in 1990.

He helped lead the effort to purchase an old tuberculosis sanitarium in Winfield and turn it into Central DuPage Hospital.

In his dental practice, he served the Glen Ellyn community for 63 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; his children, Gwen D’Addio, Michael (Cay) Lichtenwalter, and Dr. David (Sonia) S. Lichtenwalter, a 2001 alumnus; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Donations in his memory can be made to the DuPage Foundation.

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