James N. Psimas, MD

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

James “Jim” Nicholas Psimas, 91, died peacefully in his sleep on June 3, 2017, with his loving wife of 54 years, Elfie, at his side. Jim graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1948. He followed his brothers to become a physician, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, and served in the Navy for two years before entering private practice. Jim was a caring man, loved and respected by his family and patients. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Anastassia Sakali Psimas; brothers, George and Gus; first wife Bessie K. Kontopanos; and grandson Jesse.

Jim is survived by his second wife, Elfie, who he called his “flower girl;” his children, Jimmy and wife Barbara, Billy, Peggy Psimas and husband Doug Jones, Freddy and wife Beth, and Victor and wife Jennifer; five grandchildren, Michael and wife Lynnae (and their two children Zoe and Genevieve), Danielle, Jordan, Tori, and Nic.

To honor his memory, charitable donations may be made to the Church of St. Therese in Chesapeake.