Mcbeth, Charles H.

July 10, 2006

Easton, MD - CHARLES H. MCBETH ("MAC") of Easton passed away Friday, July 7, 2006, at the Talbot Hospice Center. He was 82. Born March 1, 1924 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles A. and Marie Mc Beth. On November 1, 1943, Dr. Mc Beth suspended his college studies at Loyola College of Baltimore and enrolled in the Navy's V-12 officer training program at Mount St. Mary's College, Thurmont, and subsequently served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. His tour of duty included Okinawa, Japan and China. After the war, Dr. Mc Beth completed his studies at Loyola College and then attended New York University, where he was awarded a Masters of Science in Chemistry and Georgetown University where he earned his Ph D. in Biochemistry. Dr. Mc Beth had a distinguished career, teaching at Baltimore Junior College, then working in the health field at Woman's Hospital in Baltimore, Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson. Dr. Mc Beth designed, outfitted and ran the Chemistry lab at GBMC. After retiring from GBMC, Dr. Mc Beth returned to his love of teaching at Chesapeake College where he taught Chemistry, Geology and Astronomy. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Jacqueline Ruley; daughter Bonnie Mc Beth-O'Reilly and her husband, Tim, and son John Mc Beth and his wife, Carol; two granddaughters, Melinda Mc Beth and Kelly Mc Beth. Dr. Mc Beth is predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Mc Beth, and two sons, Charles S. Mc Beth and Richard G. Mc Beth. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD. Father Rod Brown will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.

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