Joseph Spencer "Spence" LIDDELL M.D.

LIDDELL, Joseph Spencer, M.D. "Spence"

A resident of Juno Beach and a native of Pittsburgh, PA. died peacefully on April 15, 2013. Dr. Liddell was born in Pittsburgh (Avalon) PA, a son of Albert and Florence (Keally) Liddell, on January 15, 1917. He completed his medical studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 1941 and served as a Major in the Medical Corps with the 104th Infantry (Timberwolves) of the United States Army, under General Terry Allen, in Europe, during World War II. He was decorated with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After serving his country, he practiced general medicine in Perrysville, lived in Swan Acres, and belonged to Highland Country Club. He was among the first Fellows of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He served terms as Chief of Staff at Suburban General and later opened a primary care facility at that hospital. Upon retirement, he split his time between Juno Beach and Van Buren Bay (Lake Erie) PA. By the late 1990's he became a permanent resident of Juno Beach where he was treasurer of his condo association board, and a volunteer with the Palm Beach County Volunteer Sea Turtle Monitoring Program (2002-06). He was recognized as the Juno Beach Civic Person of the Year for 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Albert and Charles, and two of his sisters, Florence and Mercedes. He is survived by his sister, Patty Benz of Hilton Head; his two sons, Spencer of Pittsburgh and David of Juno Beach; daughter-in-law, Terry; granddaughters, Margaret Knowles of Pittsburgh and Lora Liddell of Atlanta; and great-granddaughter, Sophia, as well as many nieces and nephews. Graveside services, with full Military Honors, will be held at 11:30 AM Friday, April 26, 2013, at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road #7, Lake Worth. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, Florida 33408, or online at NORTHWOOD FUNERAL HOME, West Palm Beach, Family Owned and Operated

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2013