William Eugene Shiels II
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Shiels Dr. William Eugene Shiels II, age 61, of Dublin, Ohio, went home to his Lord at The James Cancer Hospital on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Preceded in death by his father Richard Shiels, and his mother Marjorie DuBrul Shiels. Survived by his daughters, Courtney Shiels and Moira (Michael Halperin) Shiels; his siblings, Patricia (George) Carr, Hugh (Kathy) Shiels, Mary McCarty, Betty Shiels, Fran (Tom) Eagen, Daniel (Stephanie) Shiels, Marc (Leslie) Shiels, Gina (Mark) Davis, Janet Nelson, Martha (Dave) Summa; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a graduate of Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, OH, Villanova University, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as an army physician for 12 1/2 years including a term as the Radiology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. Bill's tenure at Nationwide Children's Hospital began in 1995. He was the Chief of Radiology and a Pediatric Interventional Radiologist. Over the course of his innovative career he received numerous awards including a two time recipient of the Society for Pediatric Radiology "John Caffey Gold Medal Award", the SPR "Pioneer Award", and a grant from the Department of Defense to teach new interventional radiology techniques to aid in the removal of shrapnel in wounded veterans. He was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare Church and also regularly attended the Ohio State University's Newman Center. He was a lively, compassionate, and generous man who dedicated his life to helping others. His greatest passions in life were his family and his work as a doctor. Viewing will be at ST. BRIGID OF KILDARE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin, OH 43017 on SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015 from 4:30-8 p.m., where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Nationwide Children's Hospital to support an endowed chair in his name to continue his research. Donations can be sent to the "Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation in Memory of Dr. William Shiels" at The Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216-6810. Donations can also be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org "in memory of William Shiels". Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the Shiels Family.



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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 7 to May 8, 2015.
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March 1, 2016
I am just hearing about Dr. Sheils' passing and am so incredibly saddened by it. I am an adult he treated for a number of years and have been in remission from a benign bone tumor that he treated. I will be forever grateful to his dedication to me and my treatment. He made me feel like I was his only patient. He truly was a great man. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
July 30, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of dr shiels. He will be deeply missed. My family is forever grateful for his love for his work. Our family would be missing our little girl if it wasn't for him. I want to thank his family for the sacrifices that came with him being such a amazing doctor. The medical field has lost one of the greatest doctors.
Rebecca Weirather
June 13, 2015
I am extremely sad to hear of Bill's death. He was a pioneer in Radiology and contributed so much to our field and to our Osteopathic College of Radiology. I am honored to be able to call him a friend and to have worked with him on many occasions. He will be missed. My sympathy to his family and colleagues.

Richard A Schellin, DO, FAOCR, Aledo, Tx
Richard Schellin, DO, FAOCR
May 10, 2015
So sad to hear of Bills passing. My heart is with the Shiels family at this time.
May 8, 2015
So sorry for the loss to the Shiels family. You all and his memory from childhood will be in my memory.
Thomas Mackey
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