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Learmonth, George
George James Learmonth, MD; 87, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully at his home on September 4, 2017. Veteran U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents George Aitken Learmonth and Helen "Nellie" McGhie Learmonth, son Steven Learmonth, grandson George M.L. Learmonth, brother-law Bill McCrocklin, mother-in-law, Janis Greiner. Survived by his loving wife, Beth and best friend of 36 years; and children, George M. and (Nancy) Learmonth of Houston Texas, David and (Sherri) Learmonth of Southlake, Texas and Linda and (Karl) Grosh of Ann Arbor, MI. George was very proud of his beloved grandchildren, Lexis and (Tyler) Blackburn, Jennifer Learmonth, Mitchell Learmonth, Ian Grosh, Jack Learmonth, Julia Learmonth, Nathan Grosh and Nicholas Grosh; brother, William and (Doloris) Learmonth of Cincinnati, OH; and sister, Phyllis McCrocklin of Seattle, WA; niece, Susan and (Parker) Dunn; and grandniece, Fiona; and grandnephew, Brody; sisters-in-law, Dianne and (William) Groce, Jana and (Randy) Moore; brother-in-law, Eugene "Buddy" and (Priscilla) Greiner; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. George grew up in Washington, Indiana and was an excellent student from the start of his academic career, valedictorian at Washington High School; a BS in philosophy and psychology from Purdue University lettering in squash. While at Purdue he was a member of the Tau Kappa Alpha Forensic Honorary and Kappa Sigma social fraternity. George went on to become a psychiatrist – his lifelong passion. Receiving an M.D from Boston University School of Medicine with his residency at the University of Pittsburgh's (UPMC) Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. George held many positions as a psychiatrist during his career including Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Columbus Developmental Center, as well as his private practice which meant a great deal to him. He subsequently worked for Riverside Methodist Hospital outpatient psychiatric services. Upon retirement, George still cared deeply about mental health services working with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction as a consultant. George was a devoted husband to the love of his life Beth and a caring father who loved learning and helping others. A celebration of George Learmonth's life will be Friday, September 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME; 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio. Thanks to special friend Joan and doctors Ian Baird (and Mary) and SA Gaeta (and Angie). Donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made to the Central Ohio or the Mental Health Association of Franklin County. Condolences to the family may be made at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2017
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