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Dr Charles Edward Test
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1916
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2011, USA

Dr. Charles Edward Test, 95, Indianapolis, was born in Indianapolis to Donald Newby and Marion Porter Test. He grew up in Indianapolis and was educated at Park School from 1928 to 1933, receiving the Park Tudor Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. He graduated from Princeton University in 1937 with a degree in biology and then went to medical school at the University of Chicago, receiving his MD degree in 1941. He returned to Indianapolis for his postgraduate medical training at Indiana University Medical Center, completing his internship in 1942. In 1942, he joined the Army as a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps. He spent the next three years in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippine Islands. After his military service, he was a resident in medicine at IU for a year and subsequently returned to the University of Chicago as chief resident and instructor in internal medicine from 1949 to 1951. In 1951, he returned to Indianapolis, where he lived for the rest of his life, and established a solo private practice in internal medicine, with offices first in the Hume Manseur Building and later in the Consolidated Building. He retired from private practice in 1985. He served as a faculty member at Indiana University School of Medicine from 1951 to 1965. He also served on the admissions committee of the medical school from 1975 to 1996, introducing many of his fellow committee members to the pleasures of lunch at John's Hot Stew. While in practice, he served as the president of the medical staffs of both Marion County General (now Wishard) Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital. He served as Chief of Medicine at Marion County General Hospital for ten years. He was also president of the Marion County Medical Society. IU School of Medicine honored him with the J. O. Ritchey Award in 2004. Dr. Test developed a love of fishing, particularly fly fishing, on trips to northern Michigan with the family of a close friend during his childhood. His passion for fishing took him around the world, from New Zealand to Costa Rica to the Test River in England. But his favorite fishing spots were the Au Sable River of northern Michigan as a young man and the lakes and streams of northern Maine after he had a family. He also had a love of boating, both sailing and steam boating. With the assistance of friend Everett Brightman acting as fireman, he operated his 21 foot steam launch "Belle," built by family friend Harry Bryan, from 1976 to 1990. He delighted in taking family and friends on steamboat excursions up the Westport River near the family summer home in Westport Harbor, Massachusetts. Other interests included trains and railroads, particularly steam-operated locomotives, and amateur astronomy. Dr. Test was an avid collector of historical stamps of the United States and of antique books. Dating from his days in Chicago, he was a rabid fan of the Chicago White Sox and made several annual trips to Chicago to attend baseball games. He had a keen sense of humor and particularly enjoyed tormenting others with atrocious puns. He and his wife Sarah were active in many clubs in Indianapolis, including the Dramatic Club, the University Club, the Army-Navy Club, the Athletic Club, and the Columbia Club. Following his retirement, Dr. Test was an active philanthropist, especially in the areas of conservation, education, and the arts. He was a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Indiana from 1985 to 1991 and was made a Life Trustee in 1991. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1978 to 1983 and from 1985 to 1990. He was also a devoted member of the congregation at the Anglican Catholic Cathedral of Saint Edward the Confessor in Indianapolis where he served on the vestry. Dr. Test was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Chambers Test, and his sister Cynthia Test Sweeney. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sarah Davol Test; brother Donald N. Test, Jr (Charlotte) of Dallas, Texas; sons Samuel Taggart Test of Oakland, California and Charles Davol Test of Minneapolis, Minnesota; daughters Deborah Test Rempis (Andrew) of Wellesley, Massachusetts and Abigail Buffinton Test of Scituate, Rhode Island; grandsons Alexander Rempis (Ricky Gresh) of Warwick, Rhode Island and David Rempis of Chicago, Illinois; and great-granddaughter Nora Gresh; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on November 18th at the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Broad Ripple, Indianapolis. A funeral mass will be celebrated on November 19th at St. Edward the Confessor Anglican Catholic Church, Indianapolis followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. [Taken from Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center online obituary]
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  Judith Chambers Test (1914 - 1954)
  Sarah Davol Test (1916 - 2011)
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Rick France
Record added: Nov 27, 2011
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Dr Charles Edward Test
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Dr Charles Edward Test
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