WILLIAM F. "BILL" URAL, M.D.
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SOUTHPORT -- William F. "Bill" Ural, M.D., age 72, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
Those who knew William F. "Bill" Ural, M.D., knew better than to interrupt his reading time, his family time, and his time with God. It wasn't so much that you were unwelcome, but some things simply came first. Born in York, Pennsylvania, on May 27, 1940 to William E. and Janet H. Ural, Bill Ural graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1962 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1972 on helicopter landing platforms (LPH) during the Vietnam War, ending his service as a Lieutenant Commander. In 1976, he completed his residency and began a long career with practices in urology - American Board of Urologic Surgeons - 1979, received certification; Member, American Urological Association; Co-Chairman Urology Residency, Erie, Pennsylvania; Member Executive Committees, Hamot Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania; Department of Urology, Dakota Clinic, Fargo, North Dakota; Porter Urologic Surgery, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, Vermont. In 2004, he and his wife of nearly fifty years, Sue C. Ural, retired to Southport, North Carolina. Bill Ural aspired to live a God-fearing Christian life, was blessed with a devoted wife, three wonderful children, and helped to nurture four precious grandchildren. Love for God, family, & country meant a great deal to him, as well as the value & happiness derived from true friendships.
Bill Ural is survived by his loving wife, Sue Clement Ural, their sons, Stephen C. and Jonathan E. Ural, and their daughter, Susannah J. Ural, along with grandchildren Jasmine, Jackson, Robby, and Ella, as well as Bill Ural's brother, Robert J. Ural, and his beloved daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Tanya S. Ural and John D. Rasberry.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Southport with Reverend Barry Kubler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the Urals ask that friends and family support either their church or their preferred charity. You may send checks made payable to "St. Philip's Episcopal Church" with "The Memorial Fund-Memory of William F. Ural, M.D." in the memo line to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 10476, Southport, NC 28461. Or donate to Homefront San Diego, a volunteer organization helping families of military men and women who serve our country; no fees are taken out for administration. Checks may be made payable to "Navy League of San Diego." In the memo line write "Homefront San Diego in Dr. William Ural's memory (retired Navy surgeon)," and send to San Diego Navy League, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 attn: Homefront San Diego.
Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from May 2 to May 3, 2013