Lawrence David Rhea

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Lawrence David Rhea, M.D., F.R.C.S. (Canada) 1931-2007 Died peacefully December 27, 2007 at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Hare; his dear daughters, Celia (Donnie Shannon), Cynthia (Harry Woods) and Caroline (Costaki Economopoulos); step-children, Beckie Gibson (Phillip) and Kenny Sussman (Wanda); and his beloved grandchildren, William and Robert Woods, Shelby, Kelsey and Kenny Gibson and Matthew Shannon; and by his former wife, Margery Harper. He was born in Montreal, Canada and was educated at Selwyn House, TCS and McGill University and graduated in medicine in 1956. He was in private practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Montreal for over 20 years and taught at the McGill Faculty of Medicine (as did his father Dr. Lawrence J. Rhea). In 1979, he continued his practice in Tucson, Arizona at Tucson Medical Center. He was an experienced scuba diver and fisherman, a passionate fan of college sports, and a dedicated volunteer at the TMC Hospice for the six years following his retirement. He was a founding board member of the Individual Achievements Association, a non-profit organization which brought Conductive Education for children with cerebral palsy to the Southwest. The family requests that any donations in his memory be made to The Individual Achievements Association, 2702 N. Golden West Ave, Tucson, AZ 85749. Condolences may be sent to [email protected] A memorial celebration will be held in the Spring.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 4, 2008