Dr. George O. Perraud Jr.
1923 - 2014
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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.
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May 19, 2019
the BEST flight surgeon in south Florida! you are truly missed and still talked about. that is a legacy! your replacement, who you broke in so well has also passed away suddenly. your third generation flight surgeon is also pretty good. doc, you still live on.
pj hassett
May 18, 2019
Only in rare ocassions one can meet a person as wonderfulll and profesional as Dr. Perraud. sure miss him.
Roberto Maldonado
May 18, 2019
I still remember when he was with a pilot (patient?) for too long, the office manager / nurse would blow a wooden train whistle to speed things up. Once I brought my own train whistle, and it created lot's of laughter among the waiting pilots.

My last FAA physical with Dr George was 5 Dec 2013, a few months before his passing. I remember his son brought him to the office. My first FAA physical with him was 5 Jan 2004.
Luca Bencini-Tibo
October 14, 2014
I am going to miss the political conversations. Thank you for encouraging me to continue my flying career and not give up.

Falcon 20 Captian
Aaron Ross
September 2, 2014
For many years, I received my FAA medical from Dr. George (as he was known in the South Florida aviation community). On one occasion – specifically 20 Dec 1995, just a day after a Chalks Ocean Airways Turbine Mallard crashed (due to fatigue of the main spar with all souls lost) after taking-off from the Miami Harbor shipping channel, he told me that just a few days earlier he had given a physical to one of the pilots. He was quite sad about the situation. Since he flew as a naval aviator, he told me that North Perry Airport (KHWO) was originally designed by the Navy with a cartwheel runway pattern because Navy pilots could not land in cross-winds. I'm sure a tall tale.
May he rest in peace.

Luca F. Bencini-Tibo
Weston, Fl
Luca Bencini-Tibo
August 9, 2014
George and his brother Bob were both great doctors. They served Ft. L very well for many years. They never seemed to have an enemy. God Bless both of them.
Jack Bergstresser Sr
August 7, 2014
this is one guy who i will miss. he had an impact on my life not only as my FAA ME, just shooting the breeze and solving the world's problems (and some of mine) until his nurse would beat on the door reminding doc that he has more people to see. i suspect she has a disability claim for repeated hand impacts to that same door several times daily! because of him, i don't want to retire either. doc is the inspiration to keep driving on into your nighties just like he did loving life and people. you've gone west doc so save me a seat at the cloud one aviator's bar and grill.....first night rounds are on me. PJ
pj hassett
July 5, 2014
Dr George was one of a kind....free FAA flight physicals to pilots in need...33 years as my AME....what a man. We were blessed. RIP.
Joe Jenkins
July 4, 2014
46 years ago Dr Perraud said to me as a child "you would make a good Doctor". For the last 34 years I have tried to be as good a doctor possible. I think his love of people is what made him such a good doctor. Thank you Dr Perraud, your love of people made thas a better world.
Michael Petrie
July 2, 2014
The community has lost an amazing individual. I had the privilege to have Dr. Perraud as an AME for 10 years. God bless him and his family. From the bottom of my heart, thank you George and may you rest in peace!
Luis Montiel
July 1, 2014
He was my mothers and my Dr. When we lived in Plantation. He as on Davie Blvd.
Carol Nelson
June 28, 2014
Dr George was my ME for many years , My sincere condolences to the family. Aviation has lost a great doctor and an even better person.
Rick Boynton
June 25, 2014
Great person and Doctor, very interest and a well knowledged in politics affair, especially in Venezuela situation, it was an HONOR to chat with him, we are going to miss him
Alejandro Gomez
June 20, 2014
One of the very best! A"bedside" manor that should be emulated by anyone who practices medicine.

A friend that will be missed by all who new him.

God bless "our" Dr Perraud!

FO American Airlines
The Citadel, Class of 77
Charles Freniere
June 13, 2014
George was an inapiration to the physicians in training at DGH. I will never forget his positive attitiude and his assistance during my tenure as the Director of Medical Education.
Robert Rappel, DO, JD
June 10, 2014
Thank you for always taking care of my son..You will always be remembered.
June 10, 2014
Dr.Perraud was my Dr from the time I was 2 yrs old. He came to our House when I was 3 on Christmas Eve because I was so Sick and again when I was 9 when I was attacked by a dog on a Sunday and had to be taken to Doctor's Hospital and Dr George Perraud again came to the rescue and stitched me up on my Backside. So So many times Dr. Perraud was there for our Family. And then I had a Son and the Cycle continued again. You were a Great Dr and will be missed. But I have to admit that White Coat you alway's wore scared me as a kid Lol. Rest in Peace.
Patty Tuttle Taylor
Patty Tuttle Taylor
June 10, 2014
Dr Peraud was an iconic figure for commercial aviation folks in South Florida. Just about everyone I knew who resided in this area and worked for the airlines or had my licenses checked for jump seat privileges and was from here had Docs signature on their certificate. I will miss him. My condolences to his entire family..
Ara Yanikian
June 5, 2014
Dr George was one of the kindest caring pepole I have ever known,I Dearly Loved this man and the passion he showed for life. He will always be remembered in my heart. God Speed Sue Ethrigde/Hair stylist.
Sue Ethridge
May 31, 2014
Dr.Perraud,i will always your kindness during my years on furlough. You will be missed.
v hosear
May 29, 2014
DR.George patched me and my family up for so many years he was loved and respected by all he loved to talk to you a lot and had a great humor. hated to find another doctor when the office closed .came to our home several time to check on us when someone was hurt (mostly me) rest in peace ROLLIE TUTTLE and FAMILY
rollie tuttle
May 29, 2014
My heart is heavy hearing this news .
Lil , Bruce , Kim and boys , my prayers going up .
The World lost an Angel .

In our thoughts
Bobby and Marianne
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
One of my earliest memories of you was the day my family had to lay my dear grandma to rest. I was 12 years old and as expected that was a very hard day for me. You stood by my side an comforted me explaining that we all need to have faith and belief that we will all meet again. You assured me that there is a heaven and my grandma wasn't dead she simply left the earth to prepare for us to meet again. From that day on you were one of my favorite people. You truly helped me overcome one of the hardest moments in my life. I never thanked you for that which I regret. Today we layed you to rest one of the most admirable men I have ever met. You love Lilly so much that you have raised the standard in my eyes as to how a man should love their wives. Dr George you were such an amazing boss, friend and father figure in my life. Thank you so much for always loving and taking care of my mom and also for helping to raise me. The last 9 years working with you was so much fun. The endless jokes and your sarcasm is already missed. I'll miss you yelling at me about putting the toilet paper on wrong as well as your hour long bathroom trips. I love you and may you rest in peace. Forever in my heart love you, Anna
Anna Strachan
May 27, 2014
Dr. Perraud, I wiil never forget your wit, kindness and conversing with you. God bless you.
Roberto Maldonado
May 27, 2014
Thank you for helping our students over the many years obtain their medical certificates. You'll be greatly missed by many. Kindest Regards...
Dare to Dream Aviation
May 27, 2014
For nearly 20 years, Dr. George was the doctor my late husband received his FAA medicals from. I accompanied him twice and had that good, home-town, comfortable feeling with him and his staff. I had previously worked in the medical field and can spot great "bedside manner" in a flash. Dr George definitely had it! I had heard about the train whistle signaling that time with the doctor had reached its limit, and chuckled when I heard it sound. What a unique memory!

My husband died while at the controls of a commercial airplane. Our oldest son, then 14, already had his sights set on becoming a pilot and had flown a few flights. When it came time to get his first FAA medical for a student pilot, Dr. George was the obvious choice. In respect for my husband and their mutual love of aviation, Dr. George gave my son his medicals for free. His kindness in doing this spoke volumes and was a real blessing to us.

During all these years, I have admired Dr. George's long-lasting personal and professional work ethic. He had a positive impact on so many, and will be missed greatly. Our family sends you our heartfelt condolences and prayers. May your many wonderful memories of his love and legacy be treasures that bring you comfort. God bless you all.

Stephanie Sheikh
May 27, 2014
will miss your conversations and advice from the last 20 years.
Godspeed my friend
Captain Robert Fries B-767
May 27, 2014
Dr. George was a class act. A true doc from the old school. The world is a poorer place without him.
Tim Noto
May 27, 2014
Dr. George signed my Student Pilot Certificate 37 years ago, right up to my latest 1st Class Medical. I saw no one else in my flying career. He always greeted you with a big smile and "What are you flying now!?" Dr. George was truly one of the friendliest men I have had the pleasure of meeting and seeing for the majority of my life. His friendly advice was always the best. The famous train whistle has blown one last time for you my friend. Dr. George, God Bless, you will be missed.
Craig Bozeman
May 26, 2014
My visits to Dr. George are some of my best memories throughout my flying career. A doctor's doctor who always met you with a smile a story and great advise.

Thank you friend, my memories will be a blessing for the rest of my time.

So Long.
George Fredlund
May 26, 2014
My deepest sympathy to Lil, Martin and the rest of th Perraud family. Dr. George was one of a kind, he was a caring doctor, wonderful witty man and a great boss. RIP Dr. George, your will be missed dearly.
Kathy Tremblay
May 26, 2014
I have seeing Dr. George sense 1979. I always said when he quits, I'll quit. He is and will be certainly missed. A real friend and a part of my family. My heart goes out to his family as well Joanie and Anna
Gary Shepard
May 26, 2014
You will be deeply missed.
It was honor to get to know you and enjoy your and Lil's company on many occasions.
With Love, Kecman Family
Lada Kecman
May 26, 2014
It is with admirable sadness my wife Debbie and I grieve the passing of "Doctor George." My aviation career with Pan Am and FedEx brought me to recurrently visit him and his staff for he last 25 years. Changes through the years gave the opportunity to meet fantastic people such as Dr. Bob, Georges' brother, Staff assistants Joan, Barbara, Anna and son Bruce. I saw an office relocate and watch this aviation medical office gracefully age with time until the torch was passed to Dr. Ed. Antosek.

The unyielding march through time was a theme of many discussions with Dr. Perraud over the years. Conversing with the doctor until the train whistle blew was as important to his flight physical as ones vital signs.

Dr. George convinced me to start use of statins and supplements and I am fortunate he took the interest to do so. But for him, I would not have the favorable metabolic status I enjoy today. I clearly remember during one physical after trying to lower cholesterol by diet and exercise he looked at me and said, " I am 80 years old," recited the list of meds he used. Then he commented, " now do you want to live as long as me or not!" Obviously that was ten years ago and yes I would love to enjoy the longevity Dr. Perraud sustained.

This is a man from the greatest generation who I admire due to his work ethic, respect, unyielding vision for the future. He never wanted to retire and didn't want anyone else to either. That drive to continue is the essence of the greatest generation and notable for those who follow. As recently as Dec. 2013 he was planning his comeback through the use of stem cell technology.

I am honored to have been patron of his aviation medical practice. He was clearly a inspiration for a middle age pilot such as myself or the first visit student pilot.

Dr. George took care of many in his life time. He certainly took care of the pilots of south Florida and while he will be missed his 90 year life is no doubt one to celebrate.

With Condolences to the Perraud Family

God Bless
Stephen Nagy
May 25, 2014
These past six months have been the most memorable and fulfilling of my medical career. It was truly a gift to work with Dr. Perraud. His professionalism, loyalty, and generosity to all who encountered him over the past 90 years will be his enduring legacy for his family, friends, patients, and colleagues.

George, Thank You for your friendship! Your unlimited list of stories and jokes will be cherished memories!

"Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, Rest in Peace. Amen"

--Ed Antosek
Ed Antosek
May 25, 2014
A wonderful Friend,Boss and Doctor..Will be greatly missed.Dick and Peggy Quinn
May 25, 2014
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Perraud family..Dr. george thanks for keeping me healthy and in the cockpit all these years (30+)..You will be missed..Have a great flight WEST my friend.
Captain Lawrence E. Owen NWA retired
Lawrence Owen
May 25, 2014
Good Bye to a good friend of 30 years
Greg Van Brunt
May 25, 2014
He was the BEST...Friend,Boss,Doctor,,,,,Very loving and careing..Dick and Peggy Quinn
May 25, 2014
Mrs. Perraud, Bruce, Kim and family. My deepest condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Pam Bradshaw
May 25, 2014
For 30 Years, I was lucky enough to be one of Dr. George's many Pilots...RIP Dr. George, You will be missed...
B. Murphy
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