Dr. Daniel L. Traber, 74, passed away on September 19, 2012. He gave over fifty years of service to UTMB as a professor and research scientist of anesthesiology and physiology. With over 500 publications, he was internationally recognized as the foremost authority on smoke inhalation injury and burns. Born in Victoria, TX, he graduated from St. Joseph’s High School, St. Mary’s University (B.A.) and UTMB (Ph.D.) with postdoctoral work at Ohio State University.
Dr. Traber was preceded in death by his parents, Bruno J. and Margaret Rehm Traber; his half-sister, Fern Markle; and his son, Kurt Anderson Traber.
He is survived by his wife Lillian; their son, Daniel, and his wife, Julia; his brother, James; and sister, Betty.
Dr. Traber’s family will receive visitors beginning at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 23rd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will conclude the afternoon at 5:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 1:00 pm, Monday, September 24th, at Sacred Heart Church with Father John Paul Flajole, OFM and Father John Kellick as Celebrants. Entombment will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the Daniel L. Traber Endowment Fund and sent to UTMB, Office of Development, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0148.