Memorial Service for Theraclone CEO Dave Fanning Set for Tuesday

6/18/10Follow @xconomy

Here’s a quick update to the obituary about Theraclone Sciences CEO David Fanning. A memorial service has been scheduled for 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 22, at Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, 8595 NE Day Road.

Directions can be found on the church website. Steve Gillis, the managing director of Arch Venture Partners and a longtime friend of Fanning’s, notes that the church is about a 10 minute car or cab ride from the ferry terminal. There is a 12:20 pm ferry that leaves Seattle and would arrive on Bainbridge at 1 pm. A reception at the church will immediately follow the service.

A separate memorial service is being planned in Boston for later this summer, Gillis says.

The family has also asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The foundation is seeking a cure for Type 1 diabetes, which was a passion of Fanning’s, Gillis says.

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  • http://www.washbio.org Chris Rivera

    It is extremely hard to express my feelings regarding the loss of David Fanning.

    From a professional perspective, the WBBA is focused on four key intiatives; Translating discovery to innovation. Access to capital/partners. Policy at both a state and federal level to keep our life science sector competative. And, last but not least; Talent, recruiting, retaining and developing the talent to keep life sciences a focal point of WA’s innovation economy.

    I reported to Dave Fanning during the time that I spent at Corixa. We spent several weeks and months on the road together. We shared our ideas, thoughts, concepts and perspectives about how to grow biotech in Seattle/WA. From my perspective, I would consider David Fanning a close friend. Not only did we play golf together, but as of last Sunday night, we were emailing each other about a program that Dave was helping the WBBA with re: antibodies in WA state. I hope that when this program comes to fruition, each of you will attend in respects to Dave.
    On a personal level, I will miss Dave tremendously. He was a good friend, one of our true leaders and more than anything, someone that really had life in perspective.
    God bless you, David Fanning!