Bryant Mauk

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bryant Douglas Mauk, 73, died Dec. 1, 2008, while visiting his son’s family in Dacula, Ga.
A memorial service was held Dec. 6, 2008, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, Texas.
Col. Mauk was born April 4, 1935, in Troy, the son of Madaline Williams and Harold Douglas Mauk. He retired in 1994 after 30 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Medical Corp, having been stationed at many bases, including all four AF locations in San Antonio; the Surgeon General’s Office; and in Madrid, Spain. Beginning his military career as a surgeon, he spent most of his professional life in medical education. A perennial student, he received his general surgery degree from Emory University in Atlanta, his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his Masters in Public Health at UT Health Science in San Antonio. For many years he represented the AF Surgeon General’s office at the AMA and was on the board of many medical and medical jurisprudence societies. He was instrumental in the development of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., and interviewed many of the early candidates. He was on the original board of Association of Military Surgeons of the United States for eight years and served as the board’s first chairman, drafting the board’s rules of order. He was a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and a member of the American College of Surgeons. He built his first computer in 1974 and reviewed software for the Alamo PC.
Also in his retirement, he was an educational leader at his church, First Unitarian Universalist.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of San Antonio; his children, Laurie Meidt and her husband Greg, Leslie Jones and her husband Kenneth, Bryant Douglas (Doug) Jr. and his wife Amanda, Robert W. Barker and his wife, Kristen; 13 grandchildren; and his sister, Ivy Berman and her children and grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, the Olmos Ensemble, Doctors without Borders or the San Antonio Symphony.

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