|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1925|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2001|
West Virginia, USA
Dr. Thomas A. Haymond
Dr. Thomas Watson Arnett Haymond, known throughout northern West Virginia simply as "Doctor Tom," died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at home after battling melanoma cancer the past six years.
He was born June 14, 1925, in Fairmont, son of the late Honorable Judge Frank C. and Susan Watson Arnett Haymond.
He was educated at Saint Peter's Elementary School, Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. After serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict (where he served his country with his medical, not military skills ), he opened a private practice in Freeport, Ill. In 1956, he became a certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He was director of Home Renal Dialysis for the University of Chicago.
He returned to West Virginia in the early 1970s, opening an office in Masontown to serve valley residents. He had medical appointments at Preston Memorial Hospital, Monongalia General Hospital and Fairmont General Hospital. He has influenced the medical profession to see alcoholism as "a spiritual malady requiring a spiritual remedy." He was chairman of the W.Va. State Medical Association's Impaired Physician Committee, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the W.Va. School of Osteopathic Medicine, clinical assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine's Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, Medical Director for the Preston County Health Department, vice president of US-Too board of directors (Walter Reed Army Medical Center), and he served on the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership.
He was a member of the American Medical Society, W.Va. State Medical Association, diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was certified by the American Society of Addictive Medicine. He also served as chief of staff at Preston Memorial Hospital.
In the mid-1970s, he found his true passion in the study and aid of addictive personalities. He was founder and medical director of the Preston Addictive Treatment Center (started 1977), medical director of the Olympic Adolescent Recovery Unit (started 1 986), past medical director at Shawnee Hills Mental Health Treatment Center, and was a member of the Fairmont General Hospital Behavioral Medicine Unit as well as a staff physician. He donated thousands of hours to serving, speaking and helping people wi th addictive personalities, and was internationally known for his research and studies on the subject. He was invited to speak worldwide and was part of a special team sent by the U.S. government to the former Soviet Union in the late 1980s to recommend programs to reduce that country's national crisis of alcoholism.
Despite being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients, he still found time to train for and participate in numerous marathons and triathlons. He ran in the Boston and New York marathons more than 20 times and was a member of the New York City Road Runners Club. He retired due to his illness on Oct. 15, 2000, after 30 years of practice in Preston County. He was past-president of the Kingwood Rotary Club, a member of the Preston County Chamber of Commerce, and tutored Japanese students at WVU. He was a dedicated member of Saint Sebastian's Catholic Church and was involved with the Good Council Friary.
Thousands of residents were helped by "Doctor Tom." He was a loving devoted husband and father.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, 10 children, 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, William S. Haymond II.
Friends may call at the James G. Lobb Funeral Home, Kingwood, from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and from 2-9 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Saint Sebastian Catholic Church, Kingwood, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, with Father Mark Ward , C.P., as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont. A prayer vigil service will be at the funeral home at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Donations: The Tom Haymond Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 2050, Kingwood, WV 26537.
-source: Dominion Post Newspaper, Morgantown, West Virginia on March 18, 2001
Frank Cruise Haymond (1887 - 1972)
Susan Watson Arnett Haymond (1895 - 1994)
William S. Haymond (1923 - 1987)*
Thomas Watson Arnett Haymond (1925 - 2001)
West Virginia, USA
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Record added: Feb 24, 2012
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