Ophthalmology lost a notable physician when Paul C. Wetzig died on January 9, 2006, at home attended by his beloved family after a valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Paul was born in Pueblo, Colo, in 1922 and graduated from Pueblo Central High School. He received his college degree from the University of Denver and his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1946. He interned at the Marine Hospital of the US Public Health Service on Staten Island in New York. It was here he met Doreen Brugger, who became his loving wife over the ensuing 59 years. He spent 2 years in the Public Health Service prior to completing 3 years of ophthalmology residency at Cornell University Medical College–New York Hospital under the tutelage of John McLean, MD. In these years, he developed a close relationship with Edward Dunlap, MD, as well as fellow resident Edward Norton, MD. These friendships lasted 54 and 44 years, respectively, until the deaths of his 2 colleagues. He began his clinical practice in 1953 in Colorado Springs, Colo, a community of 45 000 people at that time, and later established the Colorado Springs Eye Clinic in 1958. His physician sons, Carl and Richard, joined him in practice in 1981 and 1987.