Dr. Edward McFarland ’36

Dr. Edward McFarland ’36 died March 23, 2010, in Brunswick. He was born in Montville, Maine, on June 28, 1915, and prepared for college at Lisbon Falls (Maine) High School and the Central Maine Institute. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1941. He served his internship at Central Maine General Hospital until he enrolled at the School of Aviation Medicine in 1942 and served the next four years as a flight surgeon for B-17 and B-26 bombers during World War II. He served as regimental surgeon with the Third Army Battalion in the European Theater. He attained the rank of major and was awarded two battle stars. After the war, he continued his post-graduate studies in medicine and obstetrics at George Washington University, and he practiced general medicine, obstetrics and anesthesiology in Brunswick for the next 33 years. He served on the staff of the Brunswick Community, Parkview Memorial, Regional Memorial, and Bath hospitals; as chief of staff of Brunswick Community Hospital, chief of anesthesiology at Brunswick Community and Regional Memorial hospitals; as university physician at the University of Maine Brunswick Campus, and physician for Maine Central Railroad and the Civil Defense. He was a member of the Maine, Cumberland County, and American medical associations, and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Theresa Senecia Duran Sabate Janke McFarland; two stepdaughters, Paula V. Schafer and Mary Ann V. Schafer Adolf; and three grandchildren.