Memorial service for University of Michigan doctor Steve Gradwohl will be held Thursday
Update: The memorial program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 23, for Steve Gradwohl, an Ann Arbor doctor who died Saturday in an automobile crash on Interstate 94.
He sat on the executive committee on clinical affairs, a team of top U-M clinicians who advise hospital leadership. He had served as a physician in the U.S. Army.
A memorial in his honor will take place Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Rogel Ballroom on the second floor of the Michigan Union, at 530 S. State St. in Ann Arbor. A service will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a reception following.
Memorial donations, to endow a primary care award and lectureship in Gradwohl's memory, will be accepted at the event.
Friends and family have established a memorial page on Facebook as a place for people to share memories and stories about Gradwohl.
Gradwohl is survived by his wife, Lisa Mann, and their two daughters, Alexandra and Kelsey.
"My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues," U-M Health System CEO Ora Pescovitz wrote in her blog, Medicine that Speaks. "He will be greatly missed and always remembered."
Gradwohl was driving alone Saturday when his vehicle veered across three lanes of traffic on eastbound I-94, landed in a ditch and then slammed into the Zeeb Road bridge abutment.