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William Andrew MacIlwaine III Obituary

William Andrew MacIlwaine III

William Andrew MacIlwaine III died peacefully at home on Friday, July 6, 2012.

He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on December 29, 1922, the son of Gretchen Lee Savin McIlwaine of Charlottesville and William Andrew McIlwaine Jr. of Sumter, South Carolina. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Rosemary Anne Monastra. On November 24, 2000, he married Mary Claiborne Jarratt, formerly of Floyd, Virginia, who survives him.

Bill was educated at the Stonefield School, the Charlottesville School for Boys and Lane High School. He attended the University of Richmond from 1940 until 1942 and graduated from the University of Virginia College of Arts of Sciences in 1944 and the School of Medicine in 1947. As an undergraduate he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In medical school he served as President of the Class of 1947 and was a member of the University's Honor Committee. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (national medical school scholastic), Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership), and the Raven Society. He was a member of Phi Chi medical social fraternity. Bill was an intern in internal medicine at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical School from 1947 untiil 1948, where he met Rosemary. They married on July 1, 1948.

Bill returned to the University of Virginia Hospital (now University of Virginia Medical Center) where he was Assistant Resident in Internal Medicine from 1948 until 1949, Fellow in Internal Medicine from 1949 until 1950, and American College of Physicians Research Fellow from 1950 until 1951 under the mentorship of Dr. Byrd S. Leavell Sr.

In 1951, Bill entered the private practice of Internal Medicine in Waynesboro, Virginia, where he and Rosemary raised their five sons. He also served as part--time physician at Dupont, General Electric, and Virginia Metalcrafters. He was Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His hospital affiliations included the Waynesboro Community Hospital where he served as president of the medical staff, King's Daughters Hospital in Staunton, Virginia, and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was a member and past-President of the Augusta Medical Society, member of the Medical Society of Virginia, Southern Medical Society, American Society of Internal Medicine, Virginia Society of Internal Medicine, and life member of both the American College of Physicians and the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

During his years in Waynesboro, Bill was a member of and served as President of the Waynesboro Country Club. He was also a member of Rotary International, the Board of Directors of the YMCA, and the Heritage Society of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Greencroft Club, and a past member of Farmington Country Club. Bill was a loyal supporter of University of Virginia athletics and a member of the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Bill had a variety of interests including photography, gardening, fishing, music, history, and literature. He particularly enjoyed attending University of Virginia athletic events with his family. Bill was a loving husband and father. As a physician he understood the importance of both art and science in medicine and practiced his profession with great care and compassion. Additional survivors include sons, William Andrew MacIlwaine IV and wife, Linda, of Charlottesville, Geoffrey Lee MacIlwaine of Charlottesville, John Courtenay MacIlwaine and wife, Katherine, of Charleston, South Carolina, Richard Allen MacIlwaine and wife, Kathryn, of Richmond, Virginia, and Thomas Stuart MacIlwaine and wife, Elizabeth, of Abingdon, Virginia; and grandchildren, William Andrew MacIlwaine V of Burlington, Vermont, Wilson Stuart MacIlwaine of Charlottesville, Peter Jameson MacIlwaine of Jackson, Wyoming, Katherine Courtenay MacIlwaine of New York, New York, William Allen MacIlwaine, Stuart Tipton MacIlwaine, and Gretchen Fielding MacIlwaine, all of Richmond.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at Monticello Memory Gardens 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, to be officiated by the Reverend David Johnson of Christ Episcopal Church. A reception will follow at the Colonnade Club, The Lawn, University of Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the SPCA, P.O.Box 7047, Charlottesville, VA 22906 or Boy Scouts of America. The family sincerely appreciates the support and dedication of Bill's exceptional caregivers.

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This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.
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