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Dr. George Newman II

Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

St. James Chapel


Dr. George Coon Newman Jr., 76, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the University of Maryland Hospital.

Born Sunday, April 18, 1943 in Clark's Summit, PA, he was the son of the late George Coon Newman Sr. and the late Aileen (Moore) Newman.

George graduated from Gettysburg College in 1965 and completed a PhD in Experimental Pathology and a MD at the SUNY Buffalo. He then completed his residency at the University of Virginia and while there won the School of Medicine James E. Kindred Teaching Award. He was the founding partner of the "The Newman Group" in Hagerstown and practiced medicine for 43 years. He retired as the Chief Medical Officer of Western Maryland Hospital Center. He also volunteered at the Community Free Clinic for 18 years, where he was a member of the Board for 10 years. He was Chief of Staff of Washington County Hospital and also on the board of Meritus Health System and Chairman from 2011-2013. He served on the Board of Trustees for St. James School, Board of Directors for the Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society, the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Circuit Court Judge of Washington County for 2 years and a member of the Ethics Committee for the WCPS. He was a member of FHCC and St. James Chapel.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Judith Schmidt Newman; daughter, Dr. Megan J. Troischt and husband, Dr. Taylor Troischt of Morgantown, WV; son, Geordie C. Newman III and wife, Miranda of Hagerstown, MD; grandchildren, Emma S. Troischt, William H. Troischt, Tucker Newman and Charlotte E. Newman; sister, Clara Buck; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Aileen Ellison.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the St. James Chapel, 17641 College Road, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, Friday, July 26, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Inurnment will be held privately with the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. James School Dr. George Newman Scholarship Fund, 17641 College Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

My husband, Art Shanklin, knew George for decades. My most vivid memory is when George personally drove Art to the ER for stitches as a result of a fall on the golf course ... in the middle of their round of golf! At that time, we lived just a block away and it would have been easy for Art to come home and have me take him for stitches. Don't know many who would have been so thoughtful and caring. Art said that while he was touched, he was not at all surprised by George's kindness. George was the best type of human being ... the one who does the right thing when nobody is looking.

Gina Downs
Ocala, FL

My condolences to everyone. So sorry to read about your loss.

Sharon Cole
Cranberry Township , Pa 16066

My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Newman. I was a patient of the practice for over 30 years & an ER nurse at WCH. Dr. Newman was one of those special physicians that kept all of his patient’s information right in his head. If I called him about one of his patients he told me exactly what their history was without having to look at a chart. I have many fond memories as both a patient & a colleague. Dr. Newman you will be missed.

Robin Bucceri
Hagerstown, MD

It was my pleasure to have worked with a physician of the quality of Dr. Newman. And he had a great sense of humor, too. May the Lord send the Comforter to ease the profound feelings of loss to the family. Joyce Hill-Hanna RN retired


Our condolences go out to the Newman family for this sudden loss of a respected medical colleague. George was beloved in the medical community and will be greatly missed.

Albert and Kelli Strauss

My condolences to your family in the loss of Dr. Newman. I worked with Dr. Newman since he came to Hagerstown. He was well respected by the nursing staff and was a true gentleman in every sense. He was very caring and compassionate to his patients and they in turn felt secure in his care.

Lorna Thomas
Greencastle, PA

May he RIP he was my sons dr he saved his life he will never be forgotten by my family

Doug and Shirley Stine
Hagerstown , Maryland

Judy and family, I was so saddened to have heard of the passing of your beloved husband and father, Dr Newman. May he Rest In Peace. He was my parents physician until retirement and very well thought of by all. God Bless you and your families during this difficult time. Sincerely, dianne Fridinger.

Dianne Fridinger
Hagerstown , MD

Dr Newman was such a wonderful doctor. He advocated greatly for my mother when she had her stroke. He went above and beyond for her. Although I never met him, I know that my mother thought highly of him. He will be missed.

Gina Seavolt
Hagerstown, MD

What a BEAUTIFUL man. I and my mother worked with him for many years thru WCH. He was a strong leader and great to work for. He could make your heart melt. This is such a loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. He will be missed. He is and always will be a great angel.

Kristina Stotelmyer
Smithsburg, Maryland

Dr.Newman was my Mother's doctor for many years. He took care of her with kindness and professionalism. He even called me the day she died to express condolences. My husband and I also went to his practice and saw him several times when Dr. Wooster was not available, he always took care of us with a lot of kindness. He was just a wonderful man and will be missed a lot in the Hagerstown area by many people!!!! So sorry for his famiy's loss way too soon!!!! I hope they take comfort in all their wonderful memories.

Greencastle, PA

George was my physician, friend, and mentor for over 30 years. He was one of the most thoroughly decent persons I have ever known. My most sincere condolences to Judy and family. Conrad Varner

Conrad Varner
Kure Beach, NC

Dr Newman was my doctor for over 30 years. He never made you feel like you were a number and was always interested in what was going on in your life. He was a true gentleman and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, colleagues and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Rose Jones
Hager’s , MD

Dr. Newman was an inspiring doctor, for a recent "older" hired nurse, in 1976. Patience, in communicating with staff as well as the patient, and their family - he personified the doctor all wanted to be caring for them, personally. AND all of the staff I knew, were willing to learn from him and to help him accomplish whatever was needed for the patient's care. God bless the family who sacrificed their home life with him, to let us know him and work with him - many hours taken from his home life. Rest in peace - lessons learned - thank you, Dr. Newman.

Jane E. Staley
Hagerstown, MD

Dr. Newman provided excellent care with compassion and insight for many years. We are especially mindful of his immediate response to a call placed to his office regarding an illness while we were out of the country on vacation. We extend our deepest sympathies to his entire family for the loss of this dedicated practitioner as well as an equally dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

Ken And Ann Grove
Hagerstown, MD

My sympathy to the family of Dr. Newman. He was a wonderful physician and teacher. As a new nurse in a new town he welcomed me and was a great role model for integrity and dedication to the health of the folks in Washington County. He will be remembered by many.

Dr. Aggie Llewellyn
Hagerstown, MD

To the Newman Family~ In my eyes, Dr. Newman was the best in this area that has ever been. He treated my entire family for many many years. Most importantly, he treated my father. He nursed him through "several lives". When he needed an artificial valve, "Doc" knew the specialist for the job. When he became ill again, "Doc" knew Dad needed a pacemaker. When he bled from his kidney and lost several pints of blood, "Doc" nursed him through a long recovery period. It was then that my mother and I sat in his office and had the most special conversation about Dad. Then "Doc" retired. Dad's last "life" was a brain aneurysm and although it was his last and "Doc" was retired, my mother received the most beautiful note from the greatest "Doc" ever. He spoke of my father in the highest. I can't imagine how you all feel, but I KNOW Hagerstown has lost the best there was. Rest in peace "Doc".

Robin Kline Brown
Williamsport, MD

Extending sympathy and prayers to the entire family. Dr. Newman was my doctor from the time we relocated to Hagerstown in 1996 until he retired. His was a kind, compassionate professional, always available to his patients. His passing leaves an indelible hole in the fabric of our community. Rochelle Morrell Hagerstown, MD

Rochelle Morrell
Hagerstown , Md.

Judy and family, no words can express how sorry I am for your loss! You may remember, Judy, I worked for George for many years when he opened “The Newman Group.” My deepest sympathy to all of you! ... “Cushen”

Cinda Cushen Showalter
Quarryville, PA

My sincere condolences to Judy, Geordie, Megan and the rest of the family. It was my pleasure to have worked with Dr. Newman for many years. He was a kind and caring doctor and employer. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. With fondest memories, Pat Kelley

Pat Kelley
Hagerstown, Maryland

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