Martin-Thomas-Obituary

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Martin Alfred Thomas

Mclean, Virginia

Apr 4, 1927 – Feb 10, 2017

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MARTIN ALFRED THOMAS. M. DMartin A. Thomas, 89, a retired McLean radiologist who served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Columbia Hospital for Women from 1972 to 1984, died of complications following a fall at his home. Surrounded by his loving family, Marty passed away on Friday,...

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Marty and I were Residents at Walter Reed. He was a wonderful radiologist and his talents continued into the civilian world for many years. He lovingly cared for my deceased wife Nada when she needed radiation therapy.
We wrote papers that were accepted into peer reviewed medical journals when we were at Walter Reed.
Although I have not seen him in many decades I remember his warmth and his humor and his skill as an outstanding physician. My best wishes to Alice at this trying...

Just about every photo of Marty shows him waving at the camera accompanied by a wide, face-spanning smile. How like him to greet life head-on: anticipating the best, offering an open embrace for all comers. Marty was always up-beat and encouraging, kind and curious. He expected life to be full of wonder and indeed he found it to be so. His infectious laugh, accompanied by the many "marty-stories" of hilarious escapades, made him a beloved and memorable character. Always offering an...