Charles DeWitt Hummer Jr.
1937-2016 Charles DeWitt Hummer Jr., M.D., a resident of White Horse Village in Newtown Square, PA, died October 11, 2016 after a brief struggle with cancer. Charlie was born July 19, 1937 in Chester, PA to the late Charles DeWitt and Thelma Mae (née Wood) Hummer. He was predeceased in 1997 by his beloved wife of 36 years, Deborah Anne (née Ward). Charlie was a longtime resident of Swarthmore, PA, having spent much of his childhood there and returning to the town to raise his own family. He also enjoyed spending most summers in Ocean City, NJ. Following graduation from Swarthmore High School in 1955, he earned a B.A. from Amherst College in 1959 and M.D. at Hahnemann Medical College in 1963. Charlie served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, entering active duty in 1966 and being honorably discharged in 1968 with the rank of Captain. Returning to Swarthmore from his posting as a surgeon at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, ME, he practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon in Delaware County, with Premier Orthopaedics, until his retirement in 2012. He was an advocate for his patients and fellow physicians, holding leadership positions at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. He was elected to the Swarthmore School District School Board, helped found Swarthmore Academy and served as Mayor of the Borough of Swarthmore. Ultimately, Charlie derived his greatest joy in life from bringing happiness to others. Charlie is survived by his son Charles (Lisa) D. Hummer III, M.D. of Glen Mills; daughter Katherine (Jean-Paul) H. Rebillard of Upper Providence; and Mai (Virgil) T. Whitsett of Springfield. He is also survived by his grandchildren Talley Hummer, Case Hummer and Jack Rebillard and Cole Whitsett. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Carr Funeral Home, 935 South Providence Road (Route 320), Wallingford, PA followed immediately by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Charlie’s memory to WHV Employee Appreciation Fund c/o White Horse Village, 535 Gradyville Road, Newton Square, PA 19073
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