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Charles Conover Talbot ’34

Published in Mar. 24, 2004, issue

Connie "Doc" Talbot, a retired physician specializing in internal medicine and a tree farmer on the side, who described himself in our latest directory as "happy, relaxed, healthy," died of a stroke Dec. 15, 2003, at home in Chicago.

"On most weekends throughout his adult life," according to the Chicago Tribune, "he could be found walking among, and caring for, the hundreds of crimson maples, blue spruces, and white pines he had planted on the property of his second home in Wisconsin." Doc's wife, Sylvia (Martin), who survives him, said "he loved his trees, and he absolutely loved his practice."

Before he retired in 1995, Doc was a gastroenterologist and associate professor of medicine at Northwestern U., where he received his MD in 1939. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the U. of Maryland, then returned to Chicago in 1941 to set up practice with his father, Dr. Eugene S. Talbot Jr., and began practicing out of Passavant Hospital, where he became president in 1964. In WWII he served overseas 1942-45, earning a Bronze Star. In Chicago, he was very active in the Boy Scouts, winning their Silver Beaver Award.

Surviving, besides Sylvia, are sons C. Conover Jr. and Christopher, and four grandchildren.

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