ANDREW P. DEDICK, JR., MD, FACR Andrew. P. Dedick, Jr., MD, FACR, age 93, died August 22 at home in Juno Beach. He was raised in Osceola Mills, PA, received BA and MD degrees from The George Washington University and served with distinction as Battalion Surgeon, 26th (Yankee) Division, Army Medical Corps, in France and Germany in WW II. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other commendations for his service. Dr. Dedick married Kathleen Golden, an Army nurse who also served in the European Theater, and they established a general medical practice in Red Bank, NJ. He completed a Residency program in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Columbia (NY) Presbyterian Hospital and served as President of the Medical Staff, Director of Radiology and Executive Committee member of the Riverview (NJ) Medical Center before retiring in 1983. He also served as Associate Director of Radiology at Monmouth (NJ) Medical Center and Consultant in Radiology to Marlboro (NJ) Hospital, and President of the Radiological Society of NJ, Councilor to the Radiological Society of North America, Fellow of the American College of Radiology and Consultant to the Board of Trustees of the Hospital Service Plan (Blue Shield) of NJ. Professional affiliations included the American Medical Association, NJ and FL State Medical Societies, PBC Medical Society, FL Medical Society, American Radium Society of Nuclear Medicine and NY Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group. He was also a volunteer Radiology consultant to the PBC Health Department. In 1994 he and Kate participated in the 50th anniversary celebration of D-Day including a state dinner in England hosted by Queen Elizabeth II attended by the heads of state of other countries. In 2004 they and 100 veterans representing all U.S. service members who fought in France during World War II received the French Medal of Honor. He enjoyed casting for the "big one" from his boat Mr. Wonderful and golfing at Rumson (NJ) Country Club and JDM Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. He also had a great passion for traveling in the U.S. and to foreign countries. He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in North Palm Beach. Dr. Dedick was a loving husband to his wife, Kate, with whom he shared 65 years and delighted in his eight children, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Surviving children are Margaret (Nels) Palm, Tyngsborough, MA; Dr. Paul (Alex) Dedick, Lebanon, TN; Mary (Douglas) Miller, Duxbury, MA; Elizabeth Dedick, Palm Beach Gardens; Andrew (Regina) Dedick, Shrewsbury, NJ; Anne (William) Cannell, Port St. Lucie; Mark (Cindy) Dedick, Palm Beach Gardens; and Eugene (Kathy) Dedick, San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by sisters, Elizabeth (William) Carter and Hope Hood, and sister-in-law, Beatrice Dedick, spouse of his late brother Eugene (Tarz) Dedick. He was predeceased by his parents, the Very Reverend Andrew Paul and Anna Pronko Dedick. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated August 25 at 11 AM at St. Clare Catholic Church in North Palm Beach. Interment will be at Arlington Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County in lieu of flowers. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published by The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 25 to Sep. 1, 2010.