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Robert W. Farkas M.D.

Robert W. Farkas, M.D. CHURCH CREEK, MD. Dr. Robert W. Farkas, 84, formerly of York, died Saturday, February 22, 2003 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Born on December 24, 1918 in York, he was the son of the late Herman Farkas, M.D. and Paulene Silverman Farkas. Dr. Farkas was an undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park, Md. and a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. He was an assistant resident and resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md. and a resident in psychiatry at McLean Hospital, Boston, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy serving as the ship's physician on the U.S.S. Chilton during World War II. Dr. Farkas was a well known and widely respected gynecologist and obstetrician with a private practice in York for over 40 years. He delivered upwards of 15,000 York, PA children between 1940 and 1980. Dr. Farkas' company and conversation were a delight to all who knew him and his medical practice provided inspiration to a host of younger doctors. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. He was a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and a member of the York County Medical Society, an emeritus member of the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, a life member of the University of Maryland Alumni Associates, Diplomate of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a life member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and most recently a member of the Foundation of Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge, Md. Dr. Farkas was a former member of the Temple Beth Israel, York. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Brown Farkas of Church Creek, Md.; a daughter and sonin-law, Suzanne Farkas Stevenson and Scott Stevenson of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandsons; a sister, Josephine Farkas Newman of Boca Raton, Fla.; three nephews, Fredic Newman and Howard Newman of Manhattan, NY and Bruce Newman of Atlanta, Ga. and their spouses; six great-nieces and one greatnephew. Inurnment will be Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York. A memorial service will follow at Temple Beth Israel at 2:30 p.m. A Shiva will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Temple. Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dr. Robert W. Farkas Memorial Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at York Hospital, c/o York Health Foundation, 45 Monument Road, Suite 200, York, PA 17403. Arrangements are being handled by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, Md.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2003
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