Bishop P. Read, MD

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Dr. Bishop P. Read, 79, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He was a native of Hampton and a resident of Newport News. He graduated from Hampton High School, VMI, UVA Medical School, and Eastern Virginia Medical School, and was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church and James River County Club, where he was an avid golfer. Dr. Read was a urologist who practiced 35 years with Hampton Roads Urology and retired in 2012. He was an enthusiastic audiophile and he loved boating and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Read was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Katharine Read. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila D. Read; daughter, Mariah Gaffigan (John); son, Curtis Read; grandchildren, Brenna Gaffigan and John Gaffigan III; sister, Katharine “Tinka” Massey (David); and brother, J. Winston Read (Leslie).