|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1917|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2006|
Port Saint Lucie
St. Lucie County
George E. Ewart, M.D., 89, died September 8,2006 in the loving care of Margaret and Bob Bounds in their home in Port St. Lucie, FL, where George had resided since 2005.
George was the son of Thomas E. and Elizabeth G. Ewart of Roanoke, VA. He lived in Richmond, VA throughout his career, enjoyed much of his retirement in Port Charlotte, FL, and relocated with his wife Paris to Port St. Lucie, FL in 2004 after a hurricane damaged their home beyond repair.
George was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Frances M. Ewart in 1967, his wife E. Paris Ewart in 2004, and his step-son William G. Bounds.
He is survived by his son Thomas E. Ewart and granddaughter Jocelyn Ewart of Worcester, MA, son G. Daniel Ewart and wife Judy of Williamsburg, VA, step-son J. Robert Bounds and wife Margaret of Port St. Lucie, FL, and their 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.
George was a graduate of Roanoke College, Salem, VA, and The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. He served as a medical officer in the Army 1943 - 1946 with service in the European theatre.
For the next thirty years he served as a physician on the staff of the McGuire Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center/Hospital in Richmond, and Assistant Chief of Pulmonary Disease 1948 - 1960, as Chief of Pulmonary Disease until 1972, and as Chief of Staff until his retirement in October 1976. While in the Pulmonary Disease Section he was active in the VA - Armed Forces Study of the Chemotherapy of Tuberculosis, the early studies of pulmonary function testing, and the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. He also served on the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia in the department of medicine 1949 - 1976. He was an honorary member of The Medical Society of Virginia and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. During his active career in medicine he was a member of the American Medical Association, The American College of Chest Physicians, The Southern Medical Association, The Tri-State Medical Association, the Richmond and Virginia Tuberculosis Associations, and the Richmond Area Lung Association, serving on its medical advisory committee and on its Board of Directors.
His community service activities included the Boy Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Hospice, the youth division and the educational programs of the Westhampton United Methodist Church in Richmond, and the visitation of shut-ins program of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.
A memorial service for George will be held at the Westhampton Memorial Park in Richmond on Thursday, October 19,2006 at 11 a.m., followed by the interment of both George and Paris.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or your favorite charity.
Westhampton Memorial Park
Created by: Shirley Bybee
Record added: Oct 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16162917