May 14, 2005
The Case Western Reserve University campus mourns the passing of Ignacio J. Ocasio, known to everyone as "Doc Oc," who died suddenly Saturday, May 14, 2005, from a heart attack. He was 53 years old. A classically trained pianist and prodigiously talented chemistry professor, Doc Oc came to Case in 1980. Since that time, thousands of students have passed through his chemistry courses and have been infected by his energy, enthusiasm, and dedication. The university has created this blog dedicated to the remembrance of Doc Oc. You are encouraged to express your feelings, share your memories and photos of Doc Oc, and suggest ways for Case to celebrate and memorialize his legacy.