A memorial service for Dr. George Entwisle, a retired medical researcher and former professor at the University of Maryland medical school, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Towson Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Entwisle died yesterday at Union Memorial Hospital from the complications of a stroke. He was 68.
Born in Bolton, England, he emigrated to Boston with his parents as a boy. Dr. Entwisle attended the University of Massachusetts and received his medical degree from Boston University.
Dr. Entwisle served in the Army during World War II and as a captain in the Medical Corps in the Korean War. After returning from Korea, he practiced medicine in Boston for a few years before coming to Baltimore in 1956 to join the faculty of the University of Maryland Medical School. In 1958, he became a full professor and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Entwisle chaired the department until 1971, when he left to become a full-time researcher. He was the Baltimore director of a national study on hypertension until his retirement in 1986. The study was sponsored by the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute.
He received an award from the national institute in 1980 for his work on hypertension. He wrote several articles about his research that were published in medical journals.
Dr. Entwisle was a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Heart Association's Council on Epidemiology and Stroke, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Public Health Association, Sigma Xi and the state medical association.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Doris Roberts of Ruxton; two daughters, Barbara Entwisle Bollen and Beverly Jean Entwisle, both of Baltimore; a son, George Henry Entwisle of Baltimore; and one grandchild.
The family suggested donations to the George Entwisle Lectureship at the University of Maryland medical school.