Fawzi A Pualwan
(1926 - 2008)

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Fawzi A Pualwan

Birth:
June 19, 1926

Passing:
November 15, 2008


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Dr. Pualwan’s life meant so much to so many. Born in Barouk, Lebanon in 1926, he moved with his family to Chile when he was six months old. When he was twelve the family returned to Lebanon for a visit but World War II broke out and they were unable to leave. While in Lebanon he attended the American University of Beirut. In 1945, the war ended and he came to the U.S. to earn his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society.

After completing his chief residency in surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, Dr. Pualwan volunteered and served in the U.S. Army where he was commanding officer and chief of surgery at the 121 Evacuation Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Captain Pualwan earned the Commendation Ribbon and Medal for outstanding service.

In 1960 Dr. Pualwan moved his family to Worcester, where he practiced medicine as Chief of Surgery at Fairlawn, Worcester City and Hahnemann hospitals, practiced at St. Vincent and Memorial Hospitals, was Assistant Professor of Surgery at UMass Medical School, and maintained a private practice for 35 years. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Worcester Medical Society, Worcester Committee on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church since 1960.

An avid amateur photographer and true cosmopolitan, Dr. Pualwan spoke five languages, loved to travel, and shared these interests with the Travelling Camera Ltd. photo club.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to: Physicians for Peace (757)625-7569, www.physiciansforpeace.org.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out about this today.(I must live under a rock)It's been years since we've seen each other and this wasn't the way I wanted to communicate with you, but I had to let you know that, your in my thoughts and prayers.
David
David Beer (Friend)
March 2nd, 2009
He was a good doctor and I am very sorry that he has passed. My prayers to the family for the holidays.
Annie Lerocher (patient)
December 18th, 2008
Dear Mrs. Pualwan and Family,

I was both surprised and saddened to hear of Dr. Pualwan's passing. He was a wonderful, gentle, kind, and giving individual. He was very much a family member to both Jill and I growing up. He was there for all our stitches, bruises, and so much more from writting letters of recommendation to college to attending our weddings. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Fondly,
Colleen Huban Phelps
Colleen Huban Phelps (Friend)
December 16th, 2008
Dear Betty and Family,
My sincere sympathy and condolences on the recent passing of Dr. Pualwan.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Emilia Lanier
Emilia Lanier (Friend)
December 16th, 2008
My daughter wrote a nice tribute to Dr. Pualwan, who, when Judy was 5, put stitches under her chin 46 years ago. On a recent visit to my daughter this month, for some reason we talked about Dr. Pualwan and she mentioned that she remembers how kind and gentle he was to her and how he asked her if she wanted a lollipop to calm her nerves. I too remember him as a gentle soul during the years I worked at City Hospital in Worcester.
May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to every memeber of your family, who I am sure must have wonderful memories of this wonderful husband and father.
Helen Royal (Worc. City Hosp. Nurse)
November 24th, 2008
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"You were (and always will be) an inspiration for my own medicine journey. Thank you. I miss you."
Teresa Fama
December 4th, 2008
"Dear Fawzi, When I think of you, I remember your beautiful smile and your infectious laugh and it lifts my spirit! Alicia"
Alice Pualuan
December 1st, 2008
"Fawzi, Because of your caring, because of your help, I have lived a better life and many others have lived a better life! Your brother, Munir"
Munir Pualuan
December 1st, 2008
"A distinguished Vanderbilt alumnus, Dr. Paulwan served country, community, patients, and profession with a passion for excellence--a life very well-lived. The Vanderbilt Med. Alumni Association sends our deepest sympathy to the entire Pualwan famiy."
Ann Price
November 24th, 2008
"I too, worked at Worcester City Hospital and found him to be such a caring man. It was an honor to have known him."
Helen Royal
November 24th, 2008
"I worked with Dr. Pualwan for many years at City Hospital. He was a true gentleman and a great surgeon. His patients loved him. His kind and gentle manner is what I will always remember.May he now rest in peace Jane Beahn RN, MSN/Ed, CEN"
Jane Beahn
November 24th, 2008
"Leading by example you taught me to accept nothing less than my best...always. Love forever, Your Bambino."
Ramsey Pualwan
November 23rd, 2008
"To a great surgeon and friend."
Dr Timothy Hoffman
November 23rd, 2008
"For all the wonderful memories..."
Emily Pualwan
November 18th, 2008

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