Dr. Charles I. Ware, 69, of Gloucester, Va., and formerly of Pleasantville, died Thursday at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va.
He was a colonel and the chief of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as chief of surgical services, in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps from 1975 to 1979.
He served as a first lieutenant and rose to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1951 to 1953. He was also the city physician for the City of Newport News, retiring in 1991 after eight years of service.
After retirement, he worked at Three Rivers Health District on the Middle Peninsula and the the Northern Neck in Virginia from 1992 to 1993.
He practiced medicine in southern New Jersey for many years, serving his internship at Atlantic City Hospital in Atlantic City in 1948-49 and serving his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Cooper Hospital University Medical Center in Camden from 1955 to 1958.
Dr. Ware held a general practice in Pleasantville from 1949 to 1951 and from 1953 to 1955 and also held a private practice in Obsetrics & Gynecology in Somers Point from 1958 to 1974.
He practiced in Arizona, American Samoa, and Georgia, before settling to practice in Virginia.
Dr. Ware held licenses in Georgia, New Jersey, American Samoa and Arizona. He was a member of the National Medical Board and an American Medical Association member since 1949.
A graduate of Pleasantville High School in 1941, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest College, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School.
He was a member of Bellamy United Methodist Church in Gloucester, a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club, a member and past president of the Gloucester Kiwanis Club, and a life member of the Navy League of the United States.
Born in Pleasantville, he was a longtime area resident, and had been a resident of Gloucester for the past eight years.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine R.; one son, Joe Brett Ware of Greenville, Texas; and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, Va.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Route 3, Box 279, Hayes, Va. 23072, attn. Mrs. Edward Mowry, or the Building Fund of Bellamy United Methodist Church, Box 907, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
Arrangements are by the Andrews Funeral Home of Gloucester.
Source: Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) – Saturday, January 1, 1994