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Dr. Freeman CARY


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
CARY, Dr. Freeman Dr. Freeman Hamilton Cary, age 90, died peacefully, Wednesday Nov 9, 2016, at home surrounded by family. Dr. Cary was born September 14, 1926, in La Grange, GA. He was the son of Ashton Hall Cary and Edna Gwendolyn Freeman Cary. He is proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Ashton Hall Cary Jr, and daughter Emily Allison Cary. He attended Georgia Tech for two years, then transferred to Emory University to complete his medical training in 1950. He interned at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and went on to a fellowship in cardiology at Emory. He practiced cardiology and taught medicine at Emory during his post fellowship. In 1954 he was commissioned as a naval medical officer serving in Bethesda, MD and Charleston, SC. After his naval service he returned to Atlanta to practice where he became the Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic and Cardiac Clinic at Grady Hospital. In 1960 he moved his family to Orlando, FL to became the Director of Medical Education at Orange Memorial Hospital. He was also Medical Director of the Central Florida Blood Bank and later became President of the Florida Heart Association. He was ordered to active naval duty in 1971 and moved to Washington, DC. Upon his appointment as Attending Physician to Congress in 1973 he obtained the rank of Rear Admiral; along with this position he had additional medical duties to the National Medical Center. At the end of his career he was a Professor of Medicine at UVa. Admiral Cary was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Cary was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and cooking. Gardening was his passion. Dr. Cary was a crack cribbage player. He is survived by his wife Sara of 45 years; his daughter Robin Cary of Atlanta, GA; son Freeman Cary Jr (Tracy) of Casper, WY; Leslie Cary Bradshaw (Lanny) of Leesburg, FL. He is also survived by four stepchildren Timothy Atkinson of Fairfield, IO; Kippen Haynes (John) of Warsaw, VA; Alex Atkinson (Meg) of Hampton, GA; Eric Atkinson of Orlando, FL. He is further survived by 13 grandchildren ranging from Annie Haynes oldest to Allison Cary youngest. A memorial service in honor of Dr. Cary will be held Tuesday, November 15th at 12:00pm located at Saint Paul Episcopal Church, 851 Owensville Rd, Ivy VA, 22945. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Sarah Kinney Gaventa with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Cary to Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901 and Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 37, Ivy VA 22945. Condolences may be sent to family at www.hillandwood.com.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 12, 2016
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