05 May 2018
Dr. Robert Bruce Zann passed away on October 8, 2016.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his two sons, Christopher (Holly) and Lawren (Jereann); two grandchildren, Sophia and Dominic; brother, Geoffrey (Emily); aunt, Gilda (Frank); nieces; nephews; cousins; friends; and thousands of patients whose lives he touched.
Dr. Zann was a varsity swimmer at the University of Michigan from 1968 - 1971 and graduated from Wayne State Medical School in 1975.
Dr. Zann completed his general residency training at New York Medical College in 1977, his orthopaedic residency training at New York Medical College in 1980, and his orthopaedic surgery fellowship training at the University of Southern California in 1981.
When he wasn't practicing the art of surgery he had mastered throughout his career or teaching fellow colleagues throughout the world about the skills he had developed, he was a bedtime sheet tucker, a driveway hoops sniper, a backyard ball tosser, a math homework problem solver, a Florida Keys island hopper, a Rocky Mountain black diamond thrasher, an amateur squash player, an avid fish catcher, a passport stamp collector, a wine taste tester, a party-hosting excuse finder, and an all-around fun lover.
And while he is gone, he is not forgotten, and will forever be a Michigan Wolverine.