George W Sheer III, M.D., died on October 25, 2020. Dr. Sheer was born in San Jose, CA and moved to Pennsville, NJ at an early age.
He was salutatorian of his high school class at Pennsville High School and was later inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. He graduated from Notre Dame University and New Jersey College of Medicine. He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and was a Captain and Chief Medical Officer in the army stationed in Korea and Edgewood Arsenal. After his military service, he completed a residency in General and Interventional Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and was Staff Interventional Radiologist and Angiographer at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Hospital when they received the first CAT scanner in the Philadelphia area. He also served as a Clinical Instructor in Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
He later moved to North Abington, PA where he joined a private practice, Northeastern Radiology Associates, in nearby Scranton. There he continued to be in the forefront of innovation in Radiology. During his years as an Interventional Radiologist he served as Chief of the Medical Staff and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Community Medical Center in Scranton (now Geisinger). With his associates, the group purchased the first MRI in the region and with his expertise in Pediatric Radiology he was able to afford families the choice of having pediatric studies in town versus traveling to major medical centers in NYC and Philadelphia.
After his retirement from his private practice, he joined the staff at Christiana Medical Center, in Christiana, DE and was awarded Teacher of Year by the radiology residents (2008-2009). Throughout his life he enjoyed travel and has been to most countries around the world. His most recent adventures included traveling throughout Europe, Iceland, and Norway. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, and hiking as well as reading, and time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dr. Barbara Phelan Sheer of Wilmington DE, his son, Dr. Jeffrey Sheer and daughter-in law, Judith DeMay of Boston MA, his sister, Janice Redmond and brother-in law Richard Redmond of Cresskill NJ, and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Food Bank of Delaware fbd.org and St. Jude Children’s Hospital stjude.org.