Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" O'Hearn, who grew up in Wilton, died on Thursday, November 15th, in Baltimore, Maryland where she was known as a dedicated and compassionate clinician, teacher and researcher in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Liz was born on February 9th, 1959 in Manhattan to William J. O'Hearn, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann O'Hearn, who moved to Wilton that same year. Liz attended the Wilton public schools where she excelled as an academic and athlete and where she became a notorious overachiever. During her senior year at Wilton High School, Liz was student body President, editor of the school paper, Homecoming Queen, a member of the Track Team, and Co-Captain of the 1976 Field Hockey Team, which won the State Championship in its division that year. Liz was also a gifted musician, an AFS student who spent her junior summer living with an Austrian family, was a National Honor Society Student and received both the DAR Good Citizenship and the Yale Book awards.