Posted on: April 25, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Alan Glenn Stahl, beloved husband of Dr. Jessie D. Stahl; devoted father of Dr. Amanda Michelle Stahl and her husband Dr. Ryan McGarry Walker, and Miss Jennifer Stahl; dear brother of Dr. Elaine Stahl Leo.
He grew up in Arlington, Virginia, a child of the late Dr. O. Glenn Stahl and Mrs. Marie Jane Stahl. A talented musician in his youth, he served as first chair French Horn and ultimately the president of the orchestra. He was also a valuable member of the varsity football team. He later attended Williams College, graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1967. He then embarked on a prolific career in medicine, receiving his MD from the University of Virginia in 1971.
He developed a passion for internal medicine and ultimately completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1974, after which he became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. During his residency, he met his beloved wife, Jessie, who was a medical student at the time and would later pursue a lengthy career in radiology. A proud father, he loved and supported his daughters fiercely.
During his life, he pursued many other interests including becoming a private pilot, and later a medical examiner for the FAA. He was an avid skier, fisherman, and racquetball player. Despite having a hideous swing, he was a great golfer. He was something of a blackjack aficionado.
He cared very deeply for his many patients over the years. For him, being a physician was not a job, but a calling that brought him many years of great joy. He was a lighthearted individual who never took life too seriously. He had a very big heart, and a profound love for his family, pets, and dear friends. Dr. Stahl will be deeply missed by many.