Dr. W. H. Townshend Jr., internist, dies


September 18, 1990

A memorial service for Dr. Wilfred H. Townshend Jr., who practiced internal medicine in Baltimore for 45 years, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, St. Paul and 20th streets.

Dr. Townshend, who was 74, died Saturday at his home in Brooklandville.

In addition to maintaining his own practice, he served as director of the Student Health Office on the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland for many years before retiring from that post in 1971.

He was a member of the staffs of Maryland General Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and University Hospital, where he had served as an intern and resident. He was a former president of the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland and was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Born in Cheltenham, he came to Baltimore as a youth with his family and was a graduate of City College, the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in three years, and, in 1940, of the University of Maryland medical school.

A member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Johns Hopkins Club, he also served on the board of the Meadows of Green Spring Association.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Emily Avis; three daughters, Susan Townshend Townsend of Towson, Pamela Townshend Neale of Cockeysville and Nancy Townshend Haas of Wynnewood, Pa.; a sister, Helena Townshend Greene of Suffolk, Va.; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Henry Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital or to the American Heart Association.

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