Posted on: August 13, 2019
Dr. George Coon Newman II, 76, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away on July 21, 2019, at the University of Maryland Hospital.
Born Sunday, April 18, 1943 in Clarks Summit, PA, he was the son of the late George Coon Newman Sr. and the late Aileen (Moore) Newman.
George graduated from Gettysburg College in 1965 and completed a PhD in experimental pathology and a MD at the SUNY Buffalo. He then completed his residency at the University of Virginia and while there won the School of Medicine James E. Kindred Teaching Award. He was the founding partner of the “The Newman Group” in Hagerstown and practiced medicine for 43 years. He retired as the chief medical officer of Western Maryland Hospital Center. He also volunteered at the Community Free Clinic for 18 years, where he was a member of the board for 10 years. He was chief of staff of Washington County Hospital and also on the board of Meritus Health System and Chairman from 2011-2013. He served on the board of trustees for St. James School, board of directors for the Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society, the judicial nominating committee for the Circuit Court Judge of Washington County for two years and a member of the Ethics Committee for the WCPS. He was a member of FHCC and St. James Chapel.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Judith Schmidt Newman; daughter, Dr. Megan J. Troischt and husband, Dr. Taylor Troischt of Morgantown, WV; son, Geordie C. Newman III and wife, Miranda of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Emma S. Troischt, William H. Troischt, Tucker Newman and Charlotte E. Newman; sister, Clara Buck; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James School Dr. George Newman Scholarship Fund, 17641 College Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.