Philadelphia, October 10, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter released the following statement on the passing of Philadelphia physician Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr.:
“I’ve known Dr. Lomax for more than thirty years. He was an historical figure in Philadelphia and a skilled, compassionate doctor who improved the lives and health of many people. In addition to his work in the healthcare field, Dr. Lomax was a great businessman, philanthropist, and supporter of many worthy causes: minority business development, educational attainment, and artistic and cultural institutions. He was well respected by many people for his tireless efforts.
“I had the pleasure of travelling with Dr. Lomax to West Africa in 1985 for business. He was a great friend and an inspiration in my work. His wife, Beverly, and their children represent the finest in community engagement and service to others. Dr. Lomax set a very high example for us all to follow, and I will miss him deeply.”