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Edward Nash M.D.

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Edward C. Nash MD

CHATHAM Dr. Edward "Buzz" Nash, 84, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his home with his wife, family and friends by his side. Born in Albany, N.Y., he grew up and attended High School in North Bennington, Vt. Although a 31-year resident of Chatham, he lived in Woodbury, N.J. prior to his move to Chatham. Buzz practiced family medicine in Chatham for 20 years working side by side with his wife, Marian, and was also an associate at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Prior to that, he was a pathologist with both Bayonne Hospital and Greenville Hospital.

Buzz graduated from Princeton University and obtained his MD from the University of Vermont. During his early career, he practiced family medicine in Woodbury, N.J., where he had privileges in medicine and obstetrics at Underwood Memorial Hospital.

Buzz was an avid golfer, bridge player, loved to cook, read and do the New York Times crossword puzzle daily and also enjoyed horse racing. He was a third degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, was active in the Kiwanis Club and served as the physician for the Chatham Emergency Squad, Chatham Police Department and local high school teams. He was also a PBA member.

For many years, Buzz worked as a Pathologist in Southern New Jersey and was employed by Salem County Memorial Hospital, Elmer Community Hospital, Camden County Hospital, Cooper Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. He also served as the medical examiner for Salem County and Gloucester County in the 1970's. He was also an associate professor at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and published several professional articles in medical publications.

Buzz served as a medic in the 104th Infantry Division, a unit from Vermont that was part of the Army Ground Forces. He was awarded the Order of the Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

He leaves his beloved wife, Marian, and was predeceased by his cherished daughter, Barbara, and his first wife, Fran Keough. In addition, he leaves his loving daughters, Mary Ann, currently living in Panama, Tricia residing in New York City, and Susan from Toms River, N.J. He also leaves five grandchildren, Kevin, Rachael, Lara, Trevor and Drew.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 9, his birthday, at St. Patrick's Church, Washington Ave., Chatham at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call at THE WM A. BRADLEY & SON FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Chatham on Monday, Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Chatham Emergency Squad and the Chatham Police Department. To send condolences or for further information go to www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 9, 2010
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