Edward J. Stoll, Sr., MD

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Edward Jordan Stoll, MD, 94, of Lynchburg, Va., died peacefully on February 25, 2022, at Westminster Canterbury surrounded by family. Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Budwell Stoll; his parents Edward Adam Stoll and Elizabeth Jordan Stoll; his siblings, June Artunkal, Lt. Col. Ermoye Stoll, and Dr. Kenneth Stoll; and brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. Leigh and Jane Budwell.

Born on July 14, 1927, in Jacksonville, Fla., he spent his early years in Lake City, Fla. and Las Animas, Co. where his mother was a nurse in Veterans Administration hospitals. He returned to Lake City where his father died at Ed’s age of eight. He then moved to Albuquerque, N.M. where his mother died at his age of twelve. After his parents’ deaths, he lived with relatives and friends of his parents on the East Coast, graduating from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va.

He was a devoted Wahoo fan of the University of Virginia where he received his BS and MD degrees. He was forever grateful to his sisters, June and Ermoye, for their unending support during his formative and educational years. Following an internship in Family Practice at Sewickley Hospital in Sewickley, Pa., he married his sweetheart Martha Carter Budwell from Richmond, Va. in 1952 and moved to Lynchburg. Ed worked at the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital until he entered the Army.

As newlyweds, they moved to Salzburg, Austria where Ed was stationed with the Army in the 109th Field Hospital and attended the University of Vienna for post graduate courses. While stationed in Salzburg, they toured Europe where they developed a lifelong love of travel.

Upon returning to Lynchburg, he established a private practice in Family Medicine. He was a respected practitioner for 37 years. Dr. Stoll was always attentive, kind, and gentle with his patients and gave each one personal care, making house calls to patients who were not able to get out. He delivered the first baby born in the newly opened Lynchburg General Hospital and diagnosed the first case of malaria in Lynchburg. Ed was a member of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Academy of Family Practice, and the American Academy of Family Practice.

He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church for over 60 years and was a lifelong Republican, having served as Chairman of the Lynchburg City Republican Party. He became a Master Gardener and was a member of the Horticulture Club. He enjoyed his weekly gathering of the men’s “lunch bunch,” critiquing the numerous restaurants they frequented.

Ed loved to travel and experience other cultures with the love of his life, Martha. They regularly toured various countries. He loved spending time on the Chesapeake Bay at his summer home on Jackson Creek in Deltaville, Va.

Ed was devoted to his wife Martha for 55 years and to his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Daddy Ed.” Despite his declining health, he remained upbeat and gracious to the end. Ed will always be remembered for his humbleness, wit, inquisitive spirit, deep faith, and love of family.

Ed is survived by his three children, Edward Jordan Stoll, Jr. MD (Amy) of Erie, Co., Elizabeth Harrington (Mike) of Lynchburg and Leigh Bryan (Brad) of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Luther Stoll, Carter Stoll, Carter Harrington, Blair Harrington, Margaret Harrington, Peter Harrington, Katherine Bryan, and Reid Bryan; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the dedicated and caring staff on third floor Drinkard and Senior Independence Hospice at Westminster Canterbury.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Boston Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503, Music Care Ministry, Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503, or Lynchburg Daily Bread, 721 Clay St., Lynchburg, VA 24504.