George Jones, M.D.
Upon graduation from Allegheny, I spent 4 years at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After graduation from PItt, I spent 2 years doing General Surgery in Atlanta ...officially at Emory University, but mostly at the county hospital ... Grady Memorial. I met Mary Alice, a new R.N., in the Grady E.R. We worked our way through the trauma of downtown Atlanta and, shortly, got married. Now 44 years later, we are still a good team.
I spent 2 years in the Army--one year in Taegu, Korea and one year at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S.C. We got to do some touring of Asia during the first year, so it was a good break from the rigors of downtown Atlanta! Then it was back to Pittsburgh for a 3 year residency in urology at West Penn Hospital. Through some fortunate happenstance, I ended up in a practice in Washington, Pa in 1978, and have been here ever since. We raised 3 older children (with 8 grandchildren), then adopted 2 (emotionally special needs) children in 2006. That move has produced a rather stress-ridden 10 years. However, we are making it!!
We bought a small home on Conneaut Lake 3 years ago, so we spend a lot of time watching the boats and geese go by.
Life in Washington has been great ...raising children in a smaller community ... lots of school functions, coaching baseball and basketball for many years, managing a community center in the housing project, singing and teaching Sunday School in our church, serving on Medical Staff offices, and volunteering at some other community agencies.
As a result of some of my community work, I received the NAACP Human Rights Award in 2009 for service to the minority community.
I practiced urology in Washington for 38 years, retiring in 2014. After retirement, I have spent lots of time going to Conneaut, golfing, teaching and singing in church, rooting for all Pittsburgh sports teams, and playing with grandchildren. Also, I have made annual trips to Haiti to do medical missions. Mary Alice teaches Bible study to a group of special needs folks, reads, plays games on her IPad, and visits with our grandchildren.
Looking forward to reunion #55!
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