- William Hubert Chew, Jr. M.D. died June 4, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Macon, Georgia on September 21, 1933 to the late William Hubert Chew and Dorothy Adams Chew. He was educated in the Macon public schools, attended Emory University, and received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1958. He spent the next six years in training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Little Rock, Arkansas; Augusta, Georgia; and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1963, he was named a Markle Foundation Scholar for his academic achievement and professional potential, one of thirty young academicians chosen nationwide. He returned to Augusta in 1964 to join the faculty in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia where he taught for thirty years, rising from the rank of Instructor to Professor Emeritus. In 1972-73, he took an academic sabbatical to London, England to research ways to use interns and residents more effectively in medical training. This experience initiated his family's love for history and travel. In retirement, he enjoyed taking history, political science, and studio art classes at Augusta University and participating in a book club.
He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd and served on the boards of Augusta Preparatory School and the Morris Museum of Art.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Margaret Baxley Chew; three children: Elizabeth Chew (Comer Gaither), Dorothy Chew Clark (Pen), W. Baxley Chew (Ginger), and six grandchildren: Alexander Comer Gaither, Margaret Baxley Clark, Catherine Todd Clark, William Henry Chew, Virginia Sullivan Chew, and Stella Baxley Chew, and a brother, Frank Stephens Chew (Mary Anne) of Atlanta.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia. The family will receive friends in the Good Shepherd parish hall following the service.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd (2230 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904), the Medical College of Georgia Foundation (545 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901), or the Augusta University Foundation - Art Department (919 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912). They would like to express gratitude to PruittHealth Hospice for the care he received.
Published by The Augusta Chronicle on Jun. 5, 2018.