ENGLISH JOSEPH M. ENGLISH, III (Age 74) Died June 16, 2017 at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Dr. English was a well-loved pediatrician in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area for 34 years. He retired in 2008 and moved to Easton, Maryland. His diagnostic skills, expertise, and political conversations were valued greatly. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. English served as an assistant professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He was active in Catholic Relief Services during the turmoil in Southeast Asia in the 1970's, hosting families from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Dr. English was active in his local parishes (Holy Redeemer in Kensington, St. Peter's in Olney and Sts. Peter and Paul in Easton). He taught Pre-Cana classes for couples in preparation for marriage, lectured on behalf of Right to Life, and coached little league baseball teams. In retirement he volunteered for the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Easton. Dr. English was born in Philadelphia in 1943 to Dorothea Jackel English and Joseph Martin English, Jr. The family moved to DC in 1944 for his father to accept a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Dr. English graduated from Gonzaga College High School and received his Bachelor of Science degreein 1964 from Georgetown University. He was able to pay his way through Georgetown University medical school while working during the summer at the FBI. He received his Medical Degree in 1968. He received the Lange Book Award for outstanding academic proficiency in 1966, and was selected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1967. Dr. English did his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his residency in Pediatrics at Bethesda Naval Hospital. The family lived in Naples, Italy, from 1971-74 where Dr. English served as a physician in the United States Navy and achieved the rank of Lt. Commander. Dr. English and Rose Marie Delaney were married in 1965 and had six children; Catherine Elizabeth (deceased), Joseph Martin IV, Teresa Jeanne, Michael Walter (Elldwinia), Stephen Thomas (deceased), and Nicholas William (Christina). He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, and would have celebrated 52 years of marriage on July 3, 2017. He is also survived by four of their six children, 12 grandchildren, Matina, Patrick, William, Shaymus, Dominika, Gabriel, Stephen, Michael, Shante, Austin (Amari), Ebony and Joshua; and two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and another girl expected in October. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanne Sullivan (Peter) and brother, Thomas F. English (Peggy). Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 200 South Harrison Street, Easton, MD 21601. Services will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 11 a.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 1210 South Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601. One of his nephews, Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, served with honor, in the Marines in Iraq. His health was compromised from exposure to the Burn Pits in Iraq and he passed away in 2009. Research is being done to help our servicemen who return home similarly afflicted. In lieu flowers, donations in Dr. English's memory may be to the Sergeant Sullivan Fund at National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver CO 80206 or by credit card online at https://www.nationaljewish.org/sgtsullivan. For online condolences please visit:For online condolences please visit: www.fhnfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 20, 2017.