Dr. Darrell A. Jaques, a noted head and neck surgeon who had been a combat surgeon during the Vietnam War, died from complications of coronary artery disease on June 4 at Brookdale Olney Assisted Senior Living.
The former Pasadena and Annapolis resident was 88.
“Darrell was at the top of his specialty. As a surgeon, he was very exact, confident and quite skilled. He attempted many operations that few surgeons would do,” said Dr. John R. Saunders, a retired head and neck surgeon who was a resident at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center under Dr. Jaques. In 1982 he rejoined his colleague at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
“He was very close to many of his...