JOSEPH EVERS

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JOSEPH CHARLES EVERS, M.D.  

Of Henrico, VA, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary G. Evers; father, Joseph D. Evers; and brother, Robert Evers. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean A. Evers; son, Joseph P. Evers, M.D (Barbara); daughters, Sharon Corry (Larry), Lisa Ohm, and Tara Seward (Rob); grandchildren, Taylor, Ryan, Colbert and Jordan Evers, Cristen and Sean Corry, Phillip Ohm, Spencer and Keely Seward; and a sister, Ann Marie Warner. Joseph grew up in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from St. Joseph Collegiate High School, Canisius College and graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown Medical School, in 1955, as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, he was Assistant Chief and then Chief Resident at Children's Hospital in Washington, DC. Joseph established his Pediatric practice in 1959 and was joined by Henrico Davoli, in 1963, to form McLean Pediatric Associates. He was a beloved physician for generations of children until his retirement, in 2013. His many contributions include serving as an Associate Professor at Georgetown University and as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Virginia. In 2000, he was inducted into Signum Fidei Society in recognition of his lifetime achievements. He was an accomplished author regarding his experiences in pediatrics. Among his many charitable acts were medical mission work in Kingston, Jamaica for 10 years, caring for hospice patients diagnosed with Aids in Washington, DC and championing drug education and children's issues in elementary schools. He was inducted into the Knights of Malta for establishing the Colbert Poor Relief Foundation, which provided for disadvantaged children in Africa and India. He was an Eucharistic minister for both St. Luke and St. John Parishes in McLean, VA. One of his most cherished moments was meeting Pope John Paul II and sharing with him the article on Brain Death that he and Paul Burns, M.D. had published. Joe and Jean traveled the world extensively together and especially loved the Virgin Islands. He enjoyed golf, fellowship and birding. And, although they repeatedly let him down, he remained a Redskins fan. Services for Joe will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your preference.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 22, 2017