Meriden- Dr. George H. Dickinson, M.D., 87, husband of the late Janet (Pilling) Dickinson passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Meriden Center. He was born April 28, 1921 in Meriden, a son of the late George H. Dickinson, DMD and Harriett Lewis Dickinson. He attended local schools, graduating from Meriden High School in 1939 and Trinity College in Hartford in December, 1942. He then taught physics at Meriden High School until April, 1943. George then headed to the University of Vermont, College of Medicine graduating in 1946. He proudly served his country in the US. Army during WWII. He returned to Hartford to do post graduate training at Hartford Hospital where he met Janet Esther Pilling, RN, whom he married in 1948. He then returned to Meriden where he practiced medicine as a general practitioner for 48 years, retiring for health reasons in 1996. He was an avid tennis player, well known at Hubbard Park and a frequent finalist in the local tennis tournaments. He was a lifetime member of USTA, a member of the Meriden Hall of Fame, the Elks Club, and was the doctor for the Platt High School Football team in the late 1960's and early 1970's. He was Chief of Staff at Veterans WWII Memorial Hospital, where he worked closely with his uncle, David Smith, MD and cousin Edward Smith, MD He was a member of the Hospital's Infection Control group, taught at the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital School of Nursing, was active at Meriden Hospital, Meriden-Wallingford Hospital, Veteran's WWII Memorial Hospital and Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. In retirement years he focused on his tomato garden and loved to tell the stories of his life to anyone who would listen. He was dedicated to his practice and will be missed by all. Dr. Dickinson is survived by his daughter, Janet B. Dickinson, MD of Meriden, cousins Ken Cowing and his family of Meriden, David Smith of MA, Aleta Gudelski of Durham, and Diane Doolittle, as well as various other cousins. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 1:00pm at Center Congregational Church, 474 Broad St., Meriden. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Friday, May 23 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Dr. Dickinson's memory to your favorite charity.

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  1. Dear Janet and family, Your Dad brought me into this world in 1958 and helped save my life in 1976. For this I will be forever grateful. I missed having him as my doctor when he retired and knowing he is gone I’ll miss him more now. Reading his obituary I was amazed at what a wonderful and fufilling life he led, I never knew some of the things he had done, he was never one to brag. My sincere condolences from myself and the rest of the Paul Family. May he rest in Peace, Keith Paul

  2. Dr Janet, I was very sad to hear about the passing of your Dad when my Mom told me. He used to to care of us when we were kids and I think you used to see my grandparents as well..the Kleczkowski’s. He was a wonderful doctor who will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  3. Dr. Janet, please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Dr. Janet, We were saddened to hear the news that your Dad has passed away. He was a great man who helped a lot of people in his lifetime. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  5. Dr.Janet, We are sorry to hear that your father has passed away. Please accept our sincere condolences. He will always be remembered as a wonderful doctor who took such good care of Fred, just as you now do. You are indeed his legacy. Elaine and Fred MacMullen

  6. Janet, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your father. It was a pleasure working with him as a professional colleague before he retired. Sherwin and Ruth Borsuk

  7. Janet, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. He was always a very special person to our Family, and more than being our Doctor he was also our friend. He will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Donna

  8. Janet, Please accept our deepest sympathy over the loss of your father. It seems like yesterday we were kids growing up in Bradley Park. He has a great legacy in you. Eileen All my family also sends their condolences: Dr.Patrick and Rosemary O’Regan, Michael Olsen

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