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VAN DEUSEN, Courtland III MD "Corky"
VAN DEUSEN - Courtland III, MD, "Corky" Passed away November 9, 2016 at Tryon Estates in in Columbus, NC. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Dorothy "Dottie" Smith Van Deusen. Courtland was born in 1917, in Tsingtao, China of his missionary parents Courtland Calvin Van Deusen and Mary Lorenz Van Deusen. He traveled to the US in 1928 and attended Mt Herman School in Massachusetts. After attending Wooster College, where he met and married Dorothy, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Courtland spent two years in France as Director of a POW hospital and afterwards settled in Western NY where he had both a private radiology practice, as well as a partnership that ran the Radiology Department at the Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital until about 1984. He was widely respected in his field and was honored with a Fellow Emeritus by the American College of Radiology and was a long time active member of the Niagara County and New York State Radiological Societies. Corky was extremely active in his home church, The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, as a Deacon and Session Member as well as in both The Presbyterian Churches on Jekyll Island, GA and Columbus, NC. He was also very civic minded as witnessed by his longtime involvement with the International Rotary Clubs in Lewiston, NY; Jekyll Island, GA; and finally in Tryon, NC. The Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, and the Red Feather Agency which later became the United Way also counted among his many community involvements. He retired to Jekyll Island, GA and then to Tryon Estates in Columbus, NC Dr. Van Deusen is survived by four children: Christina, Courtland IV, Edward (Beverly), and Laurence (Jane); six grandchildren, Timber, Courtland V, Robert, Kathryn, Thomas, and Edward John, along with four great-grandchildren. A short memorial service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Lewiston Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston, NY at 11:00 AM. Family will be available afterward to receive condolences and share refreshments provided by the First Presbyterian Church Ladies' Auxiliary.