Dr Gordon Murdoch Smith


Dr Gordon Murdoch Smith

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 24 Jun 1995 (aged 76)
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row I, Lot 38 Lower, Site 1a
Memorial ID 83807881 View Source

- Guy Murdoch Smith
- Elizabeth E. (Slade) Smith

Married Lillian (Holt) Smith.

- Geoffrey Murdoch Smith
- Timothy Holt Smith

U.S. Army, Med Corp - WWII

The News (Frederick, MD) June 26, 1995

Dr. Gordon Murdoch Smith, 76, of 8603 Burnt Hickory Circle, Frederick, died Saturday, June 24, at his residence. He was the husband of Lillian "Pinkie" H. Smith.

Born July 2, 1918, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Guy Murdoch and Elizabeth E. Slade Smith.

Dr. Smith was in private practice with Dr. John Fawcett in Upper Montgomery County for 30 years.

He was chief of primary care at U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home, Washington, for 10 years where he retired in 1988.

He graduated from George Washington Medical School, served in World War II in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was involved in professional and other affiliations. Dr. Smith was an emeritus member of Family Practice at Suburban Hospital; visiting staff at Suburban; Frederick Memorial staff; AMA, and Maryland State Medical Society; American Academy of Family Practice; Frederick County Medical Society; member of Commission on Aging, Frederick County; Red Cross volunteer driver; health chairman on board of directors, Urbana Civic Association; member of Maryland State Health Complaints Arbitration Board; and an alternate delegate from Frederick County for Maryland State Medical Society.

He was a member of NARFE, Monocacy Lions Club and St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 47 years are two sons, Geoffrey Murdoch Smith of Reisterstown, and Timothy Holt Smith of Pasadena; and five grandchildren, Megan, Abigail, Jared, Andrew and Patrick.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Frederick County Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21701, or to St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Baltimore Sun - July 1, 1995

July 01, 1995
Dr. Gordon M. Smith

Montgomery physician

Dr. Gordon Murdoch Smith, a retired Montgomery County physician and chief of primary care at Soldiers and Airmen's Home in Washington from 1978 to 1988, died June 24 at his Urbana residence of cancer. He was 76.

Practicing medicine from an office in Barnesville, he was long a familiar figure on Montgomery County roads, making house calls in his Volkswagen, sometimes delivering a baby. The Washington native, educated at George Washington University, was on the staff of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick.

"Sometimes on Christmas morning we had to wait until Dad returned before we could open our presents because he was out seeing patients," said a son, Timothy Holt Smith of Pasadena.

Dr. Smith was a member of the Maryland State Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Practice, Frederick County Commission on Aging, Maryland State Health Compensation and Arbitration Board, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Monocacy Lions Club. He was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in Belgium and Germany. He was discharged at war's end as a captain.

Survivors, in addition to his son, include his wife of 47 years, the former Lillian "Pinkie" Holt; another son, Geoffrey M. Smith of Poolesville; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick County Hospice, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick 21701; or St. Peter Episcopal Church, Poolesville 20837, where services were held Tuesday.

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