Donations are being made to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity in memory of chief finance officer Jeremy Loeb.
Mr Loeb, who led efforts to finance a £40m redevelopment of the hospital, died of a heart attack at the age of 57. He previously held senior positions at the Northern General and Barnsley Hospitals.
Children’s Hospital’s chief executive Simon Morritt said: “Jeremy made an invaluable contribution to the hospital and was instrumental in much of the organisation’s success in recent years.
“Our thoughts are with his wife and two children at this extremely difficult time.”
Mr Loeb, who lived in Ecclesall, was responsible for finance, IT, information, estates and supplies at the children’s hospital, which has an annual budget of almost £160m. He started his career in 1978 as a trainee accountant, and joined the NHS in Oxford four years later. He had been at the Children’s Hospital since 2007.
In his spare time he played clarinet for the Endcliffe Orchestra.
The cause of death was given as heart disease brought on by myocardial bridging, a congenital cardiac defect.