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Zach Orman, 28, died in a paragliding accident on April 7, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Zach was born in Merced, Calif., and grew up in Murphys, Calif. He graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Neurobiology. He then spent three years working for Yosemite Search and Rescue and as ski patrol around Lake Tahoe. He was in his third year attending University of Arizona Medical School, where he led the Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group.  He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and received the AOA Gold Award for Humanism. Those who knew Zach remember him as an exceptionally smart, humble and empathetic person. He is survived by his parents, Rodger and Holly Orman; sister, Emily; girlfriend, Becca Dennis; grandparents, Bernie and Betty Orman and Marvin and Dinah Taub and aunt, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Ariz. Contributions can be made to the University of Arizona College of Medicine in his name.

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