Service for George Robert Wade, 95, physician

George R. Wade
George R. Wade
Posted: May 17, 2014

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, for George Robert Wade, 95, a Chester County physician and cofounder of Paoli Hospital, who died Feb. 11 from complications from a fall in McKinney, Texas.

He lived in Chester Springs before moving to Florida and Texas.

After graduating from Amherst College in 1940 and the University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine in 1944, Dr. Wade served an internship in McKinney and a residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Wade was instrumental in establishing Paoli Hospital in 1968 at its current site on Lancaster Avenue. He served as head of the medical staff from 1970 to 1972, and practiced pediatrics from 1953 until retiring in 1988. The nursery in the hospital obstetrics unit was named in his honor.

Dr. Wade was married to Ann Gray Dolan. They divorced in 1960. She died in 2013. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1997 and then to McKinney with his friend David Atlas, who survives.

He also is survived by daughters Pamela Wade Latta and Priscilla Wade Belsinger; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. David's Episcopal Church, 763 S. Valley Forge Rd., Wayne. Interment is private.

Donations may be made to Paoli Hospital, c/o Paoli Hospital Foundation, 255 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, Pa. 19301.


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