John Chapman Urbaitis
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John Chapman Urbaitis MD, a graduate of Cornell University Medical College, former president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society and former director of psychiatry at Sinai Hospital died suddenly Aug 15 in Edinburgh Scotland while attending the festival there. He was 73. A long time advocate for community mental health he was the founding director of the Maryland Council of Community Mental Health Centers and its president in 1990. Dr. Urbaitis was president of the Maryland Psychiatric Association in 1988 and received its Lifetime Service Award in 2005. He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which awarded him the prestigious Ronald Shellow Award in 2007. He lived in Baltimore City for 45 years where he first came to do residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins hospital. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Matheson of Baltimore, a daughter, Jessie Chapman of Charlottesville Virginia and sister Elizabeth Urbaitis of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held October 4th at 1 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 Saint Paul St, Baltimore 2118

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Sep. 12, 2014.
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December 20, 2016
Dr. Urbaitis was a friend that I will never forget. I enjoyed talking with him and getting insight on music, religion and family.
December 10, 2014
A compassionate and caring physician par excellence!
Had known him both as a physician colleague as well as a patient when I had a bout of insomnia. I was shocked to find out yesterday, while trying to get him on the phone that he had passed away. My heartfelt condolences to his family. His many friends, colleagues and patients are, I am sure, grief-stricken by the passing of this gentle soul. So, am I. With my prayers, and gratitude, I request the good Lord to bless Dr. Urbaitis and be with his family in their efforts to cherish and celebrate his contributions to his profession, his family & friends. I will sorely miss him.
October 8, 2014
Dr.Urbaitis was the most wonderful person. He helped me enormously. I am very sorry for your loss.
Catherine Gayhardt
September 13, 2014
I am a former patient of Dr. Urbaitis.Dr. Urbaitis was a very helpful and caring doctor who could be counted on in a time of crises. So sorry to hear of your loss. I send my prayers and best wishes to all family members
Larry Hankin
September 12, 2014
What a profound loss. We were priviledged to be John's and Barbara's neighbours in Baltimore, and are shocked and saddened by his sudden death. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Malcolm & Margarete Parrish Warwick
Bournemouth, UK
Margarete Parrish Warwick
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