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 by York Daily Record on Mar. 2, 2003.
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He was a great human being and a fabulous doctor. We have fond memories of him.
Miriam and Dale Hammels
Friend
February 25, 2020
Pat & family, We were shocked and sorry to hear about your loss and regret we never got around to stopping to see him on the Eastern shore.We always treated each other with respect and knew each other for many years. He will be missed by many. Sincerely Bill & Jane Ann
Bill Delp
March 31, 2003
DR FARKAS WAS EXCEPTIONALLY BRILLANT AND GIFTED IN THE FIELD OF OBSTETRICS. HE AND HIS LOVELY WIFE ATTENDED TO ME DURING MY PREGANCY IN 1971 AND HE DELIVERED BOTH OF MY CHILDREN IN 1971 AND 1974. HE WAS THE KINDEST AND MOST GENTLE DOCTOR I HAD EVER BEEN TO. IT SADDENS ME TO KNOW OF HIS PASSING.
BONNIE MARKS STACKHOUSE
March 13, 2003
Barbara Fauth RN
Barbara Fauth RN
March 6, 2003
Dear Pat,
What a treat it was to have Bob as both our great friend and devoted doctor who delivered our daughters, Kathi and Debbi! We have wonderful memories of the times we spent with you and Bob. We extend our deepest condolences to you at this time.
Miriam and Dale Hammels
March 4, 2003
A note written to Fred Newman, my best friend growing up in York, PA, who was the nephew of Dr Farkas:

My mother mentioned today on the phone that your uncle passed away. My wife , brother and parents wish to express our sorrow his wife Pat, to you, your brothers, and your mother on the passing of Dr. Farkas.

In addition to the friendship of my parents for your parents, and of Keith and me for you and Bruce, we have the added connection that Dr Farkas married Pat Brown, the daughter of the minister in the church where I grew up.

My parents wish that they could attend the services this Sunday, but at 85 and 90, their health does not permit coming from Hanover. I was just in York this past weekend, and our son Jason will be visiting us in NJ this weekend from Atlanta, where he is attending graduate school at Georgia Tech. Otherwise, I would consider coming to York to express our sympathies in person.

Please say hello to the family for me, Keith and our parents. Keith will be in PA from March 17 to 31, should Bruce be in York during that time.

Fondly,
Gregg Aughenbaugh, on behalf of brother Keith and parents Elmer and Ferne
Gregg Aughenbauhg
March 3, 2003
Bob was a loving step-father, my best friend as an older teenager, and a wonderful role-model as a physician and healer. He offered me friendship, adventure, experience in the hospital, rides in the beautiful Southern Pennsylvania countryside, and endless conversations regarding books, ideas, events, and human nature. He will always be an ineffable part of my heart and my soul.
Jonathan Burroughs, MD
March 2, 2003
Dear Pat, Very sorry to hear about Bob. Never did catch up with you on Eastern Shore. Please know that we share with you your loss.

Don Orcutt
Don Orcutt
March 2, 2003
So sorry to read about the passing of a good doctor.He delivered my second son in 1980.All my sisters went to him to have their children.He was a big and gentle man.My condolences to his family.
Millie Caswell
March 2, 2003
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