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Dr James Newcomer “Jim” Dill, Jr

Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 May 2013 (aged 94)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 175483976 · View Source
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Born on June 14, 1918 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the third child and second son of Flo Edith Mack and James Newcomer Dill, Sr. died on May 21, 2013. He was 94. Educated in the McKeesport, Pennsylvania secondary schools, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary and Temple University Medical School, Dr. Dill practiced medicine for 45 years in McKeesport (PA) Hospital where he served as president of the medical staff and as clinical chief of staff in obstetrics and gynecology. He served in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, as a Medical Officer aboard a troop transport in the Pacific, and at the United States Naval Hospital in Quantico, Virginia, (1944-1946) and (1956-1958). Dr. Dill was preceded in death by his wife, Jane French McCall Dill. He is survived by his daughter, Frances French McCall, of Southern Pines, NC; and his sister, Hallie Jane Dill Tapp of Bronxville, NY; and nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 29 in the Chapel of Shadyside Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice . Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
James Newcomer Dill Jr., an obstetrician gynecologist who practiced in McKeesport for 45 years, was known as a dedicated doctor who was devoted to patients and family.
Known as Jim, Dr. Dill was born in Latrobe, but he lived in McKeesport most of his life. He did graduate work at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dill worked at Mc-Keesport Hospital, where he was popular with his patients, said stepdaughter Frances French McCall of Southern Pines, N.C. They would bake him cakes and cookies for Christmas and continued to do so after his retirement, she said. Dr. Dill was a confirmed bachelor when he met Jane French McCall on the dance floor at a wedding, his stepdaughter said. They both shared a passion for dance and were both great dancers, she said, dancing to everything from big band to waltzes. When the couple married in 1976, the women at the hospital were crushed, Ms. McCall said. When he retired at age 72, he was still healthy but did not feel he should be doing surgery anymore, Ms. McCall said. But he continued serving patients by consulting at a free clinic and volunteering at the Pittsburgh Children's Center, an affiliate of Magee-Womens Hospital, as a reading mentor. Mrs. Dill served on the board of directors at the center for many years. Natalie Kaplan, president and founder of Carriage House Children's Center, which manages the children's center, remembers them as a "very, nice caring couple." Dr. Dill liked to keep busy. He golfed, played tennis and fished. He also loved going to the symphony, Ms. McCall said. "He enjoyed just about anything and everything," she said. He and his wife visited Ms. McCall every Christmas, she said. Dr. Dill enjoyed exploring Ms. McCall's farm. "He would hike around the pond and pick up sticks. That is where I knew him best." He also loved to eat -- "everything from A to Z" (except endangered species) and especially chocolate, Ms. McCall said. "He loved good food and did a lot of cooking," Ms. McCall noted. After Mrs. Dill died in 2000, Ms. McCall began coming to Pittsburgh every year to celebrate his birthday, which was on Flag Day. The first year he invited 30 friends to the party. The next year he invited 50, and in a couple years there were about 100 friends attending his birthday party. "I asked him, 'How on Earth do you have so many friends when you say they are all dying?' " Ms. McCall said. "He always would respond that he just meets younger friends." Dr. Dill called his older sister Hallie Jane every day, Ms. McCall said. "She would come to his birthday every year, and he would make her polish silver," Ms. McCall said, laughing. "They were extremely close.

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