Dr Arthur Fletchall Woodward


Dr Arthur Fletchall Woodward

Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 24 Nov 2006 (aged 86)
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row B, Lot 17, Site 7
Memorial ID 57618552 View Source

- Charles William Woodward [1895-1969]
- Mary Clarinda (Fletchall) Woodward [1891-1978]

Married Alice Elizabeth Harding on August 25, 1945 in Kilmarnock, VA.

- Nancy Woodward Tustin
- Kathy Woodward Hawkins
- Diane Woodward Pittman
- Arthur Fletchall Woodward Jr.

U.S. Army Medical Corps, Captain

Dr. Arthur Fletchall Woodward, 86, of Rockville died Nov. 24, 2006.

Born June 17, 1920, in Poolesville, he was a son of the late Judge Charles W. Woodward and Clarine Fletchall Woodward.

He was the husband of Elizabeth Harding Woodward for 61 years.

Dr. Woodward was a 1938 graduate of Rockville High School (later named Richard Montgomery) and a 1942 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he played varsity baseball and basketball. A graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School, he completed a rotating internship at Garfield Hospital in Washington, D.C., In 1945.

Dr. Woodward was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1946 and served for a time at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital. He was discharged as a captain in 1949.

Following his discharge he practiced general medicine in Frederick for three years. He then completed surgical residency at Church Home Hospital in Baltimore, affiliating at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In 1955 he moved to Rockville and practiced general surgery in Montgomery County for 29 years, primarily at Suburban and Montgomery General hospitals.

Dr. Woodward was certified by the American Board of Surgery and inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was among the first board-certified surgeons in Montgomery County and served as chief of surgery at Montgomery General Hospital for 17 years.

Dr. Woodward retired in 1984 and traveled widely. He flew his own plane as a licensed private pilot and was an avid skier, tennis player and bridge enthusiast.

Survivors in addition to his wife include four children, Nancy Tustin and husband Allen, Kathy Hawkins and husband Robert, Diane Pittman and husband Lamont and Dr. Arthur F. Woodward Jr. and wife Karen; one brother, Judge Charles W. Woodward of Rockville; a cousin, Ann Fletchall of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held Monday at Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery General Hospital Health Foundation, 18101 Prince Phillip Drive, Olney, MD 20832, or the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902.

Pumphrey's Funeral Home in Rockville handled arrangements.

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