Posted on: February 19, 2021
Frederick K. McCune, MD, left this life after 90 years and departed to his eternal glory on February 2, 2021.
He was born in Pittsburgh. PA to the late Frederick S. McCune and Grace Alberta Oglevee McCune. He was predeceased by his sisters Grace Oglevee Turner (James), Marjorie Jane Pickens-Seifert (Fred and Homer), Ruth Louise Stewart (B. Kellar) as well as his youngest daughter Victoria Anne Tobey (Marc).
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Marguerite V. Michalko McCune, sons Frederick J. McCune (Joyce) of Beaufort, NC, and Dr. Keith Michael McCune (Dr. Grace) of Manila, Philippines and Virginia Beach, VA, and daughter Kathleen Jean Stoll of Manassas, VA. as well as 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and further extended family.
He was educated in public schools in West View, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Grove City College and then George Washington School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Valley Forge Army Hospital. He served his residency in Anesthesiology at Brook Army Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He served in the 43rd MASH unit and the 121st Evac Hospital in Korea just after the war.
He was appointed as an assistant professor at the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. In 1965 he began his private practice in anesthesia at Virginia Beach, VA where he started working solo at several hospitals to make ends meet and built the practice into one of the largest anesthesia providers in Tidewater. He retired from practice in 1995 to tackle many projects at his beloved Quail Point Rd home. He served as an elder and a deacon at the Virginia Beach Community Chapel right up to his passing.
He was a great believer in travelling to learn about the world and so took his family and in-laws on a six week cross country camping trip that reached from Mississippi to Los Angeles to Seattle to Banff and back. He topped himself with a 1973 family camping trip across Europe, into the eastern block countries and into the Soviet Union which was life changing for all. He made another family trip to Holland, Germany and England and travelled widely with his wife to many destinations including the Philippines, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Tahiti, and the US West.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Community Chapel Missionary Fund, 1261 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23451, or to TEAM PO Box 1683 Carol Stream, IL 60132 or Westminister Canterbury Foundation, 3100 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.