PERRAUD, JR., DO, DR. GEORGE O., 90, of Plantation, passed away May 21, 2014 surrounded by family. Dr. Perraud was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 28, 1923 to Beverly and George O. Perraud. He was raised in Teaneck and West Englewood, NJ, where he graduated from Teaneck High School. He attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC for two years, whereupon he joined the Navy and became a Naval Pilot. After the war, he completed his college education at Rutgers University in New Jersey, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and interned for two years at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Perraud began his first practice in Family Medicine in New Port Richey, Florida, where he met and married his wife, the former Lily Belle Calais. In 1958, he moved to Fort Lauderdale where he joined his brother, Dr. Robert L. Perraud in Family Practice in their clinic on Davie Blvd. They were two Of the founders of Doctor's Hospital, which served Plantation for many years. Dr. George was also on the staff of several area hospitals. After 33 years, Dr. Bob left the practice to pursue other interests in Medicine. With no thought of retirement, Dr. George stayed on. A particular love of his was Aviation Medicine, which he continued for 50 years. He had a sharp mind to the end, and never missed a day. Even through cancer therapy, he had his son drive him to the office to see his pilots. He had put in a full day the day before he fell and broke his hip in early April. His interests and hobbies were making sick people well, his family, flying and anything to do with aviation, the outdoors, fishing and boating, books and reading, travel when he could get away. Dr. Perraud is survived by his wife, Lily; son, Bruce and his wife Kimberly; grandsons, Kevin and Garrett; brother, Dr. Robert Perraud and his wife Ruth, of Gainesville; several nieces and nephews, Robert, Russell (Jodi), Renee (Dave), Delane (Ron), and Adrianne (Charlie). His son, Martin Perraud preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4:00PM-8:00PM at T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home. The family will receive friends, Wednesday, from 12:00PM-1:00PM at Plantation Community Church. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00PM. Interment will follow immediately at Lauderdale Memorial Park. Following the interment, the family invites everyone back to their home in Plantation for a buffet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Salvation Army or The Humane Society of Broward County and would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home, 7001 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317 (954) 587-6888
Published in Miami Herald from May 25 to May 28, 2014.