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Obituary of Bradley Everett Waite, D.O.
Bradley Everett Waite, D.O. passed away September 1, 2018, as a result of injuries from a fall. Dr. Brad was born September 5, 1951 to Anne Willene Wasson Waite and H.E. Waite in Wichita, Kansas. He was a 1969 graduate of East High School in Wichita, Kansas, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in 1974 at Wichita State University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 from Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a Board-certified Emergency Room Physician.
On May 25, 1974, Dr. Brad married Ginger Lee Camren in Salina, Kansas. During their 44 years together, they lived in Colorado, Kansas, Alaska, and Missouri before finally settling in Olympia, Washington, where they have lived for the past 30 years. Brad and Ginger have three children: Sarah Anne Waite Clouse (Christian) of Rochester, Washington; Amanda Lee Waite Sheesley (Troy) of Tenino, Washington; and Jason Everett Waite of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He also has four grandchildren: Maxwell Bradley Hartford, Trinity LeeAnne Hartford, Benjamin Eugene Clouse, and Ava Ray Clouse. In addition, he has two sisters, Barbara Waite Delhotal of Goddard, Kansas, and Debbie Waite Henderson of Guy, Arkansas.
After medical school graduation and an internship in Colorado, Dr. Brad and family returned to Wichita, Kansas, where he served as the Emergency Room Director at Riverside Hospital. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1985 as a flight surgeon and was released from active duty in 1988 with the rank of Major. During his military service, he was head of the flight clinic and received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.
Dr. Brad worked at Providence Centralia Hospital as an Emergency Room Physician. He then accepted the position of Director of Emergency Medicine at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington. He was the Fellowship Coordinator for The Middleton Foundation/Western Institutional Research Board, where he instructed Fellows from around the world in the ethics and protocols of human subject research. He served as Medical Program Director for AirCare International/Majestic Aerotech for 21 years and was an FAA Examiner doing physicals for pilots. Most currently, he was involved in the formation of A.C.R.E.S. (The Association for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety), serving as Chair of the Credentials Domain for the Site Accreditation and Standards Initiative. He co-chaired the Accreditation Protocols Domain and co-authored the first global Standard for Clinical Research Quality Management.
Volunteering his time was an important part of Dr. Brad’s life. He was a long-time member of the Thurston Medical Reserve and served with the King County Disaster Team in Haiti, Atlanta, for the U.S. Olympics, and in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was an Olympic team physician in Bulgaria for the World University Games and was crew chief for drug testing at many events for the Olympic Committee with his wife, Ginger.
Brad loved his family and they spent as much time as possible together out-of-doors, hiking and camping. He was an active member of the hiking group T.H.E.M. (Tuesday Hikes Especially for Men). An avid reader, he usually had three or four books open at a time. His many interests also included trying to coax tomatoes to grow in Washington, woodworking, and playing the guitar, especially James Taylor music.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. N, Mail Stop J 5-200, Seattle, WA 96109.
A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.
To view a live webcast of Dr. Brad's Celebration of Life, click HERE.