Dr. George Petoe, age 78, died December 8, 2013 at Sentara Hospital in Williamsburg following a lengthy illness.
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Dr. Petoe received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following service in the Air Force during the Vietnam war, he returned to California to complete his residency in pathology. He was a member of the American Medical Association, and was a Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and a Diplomate of the American College of Pathology. Dr. Petoe had a lifelong dedication to teaching and learning.
He and his wife Lenore moved from California to Williamsburg in 1987. Dr. Petoe is survived by his wife and by his children, G. Stewart Petoe of Richmond, Virginia and Catherine E. Petoe of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by his sister, Marta Bergstrom of Denver, Colorado. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Louise Petoe.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Episcopal Relief and Development, in care of Bruton Parish Church, P.O. Box 3520, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-3520.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Virginia Gazette from Dec. 14, 2013 to Jan. 13, 2014