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William Bainbridge Glew (aGE 91)  
An ophthalmologist for more than 40 years in the District and Maryland, died in his sleep on November 21, 2019 at his home in Chevy Chase, MD. Born in Washington, DC, he graduated from the D.C. Public Schools, Yale College, George Washington University Medical School, and the University of Minnesota, where he received an M.S. He served his internship at University of Virginia Hospital and residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he also served as assistant to the staff. He maintained a private practice in Washington from 1958 until the early 2000s. He served twice as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Washington Hospital Center, completing his second tenure in 1995. Dr. Glew was a member of the American Ophthalmological Society, the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, and other professional and philanthropic organizations. He was a member of the Cosmos Club and Columbia Country Club. He was a member of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and elder. Dr. Glew is survived by his wife, the former Linda Law; their children, William, Jr. of New Orleans, LA, and Donald and wife, Kathleen of Chandler, AZ; five grandchildren, Kyle, Laura, Tyler, Dylan, and Jenna; nieces, Eileen Glew and Kathleen Glew Galvin; and nephew Dennis Glew. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2:30 p.m., at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Eye Department of the Washington Hospital Center. 

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Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2019.
Memorial service
02:30 PM
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
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November 30, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family of William Glew. May you be comforted in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you. He will give you strength and courage to cope with your grief. Psalm 94:17-19
N. S.
November 26, 2019
Dr. Glee was one of the kindest, most thoughtful men I have known. Caring for others in a humble and effective way. He was a leader who inspired confidence in doing the right thing.
Ed Krill
November 25, 2019
Dr. Glew was one of the first physicians I met when I started working at Washington Hospital Center 40 years ago, and he immediately impressed me as a very caring, thoughtful man. Over the years, I learned that he was also a man of great integrity who was passionate about making sure that everyone had access to the highest quality eye care. I will always remember him fondly, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Donna Arbogast
November 24, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead. Psalms 119:76
November 23, 2019
Bill was a mentor and role model. Rose had a chance meeting with him recently and we were hoping to visit. Bills passing is a great personal loss and a loss to our community. Arnie Oshinsky
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