Medical 05

Suha Ozgun, MD

July 20, 1930 ~ November 16, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Suha Ozgun passed away peacefully at home on November 16, 2022.

Suha was born in Tekirdağ, Turkey on July 20, 1930.

He graduated from Medical School in Ankara, Turkey in 1953 and practiced medicine for the next 54 years. After 2 years of service as a medical doctor in the Turkish military, he immigrated to the United States in 1955. He did an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio, followed by residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1960, Dr. Ozgun left the United States to continue his training in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. There he met and married Lorna Joan McAleenan of Digdeguash, New Brunswick. As a newly married couple, Suha and Lorna returned to the United States in 1962. Dr. Ozgun joined the staff of Springfield Hospital, where he worked for 31 years and served as the Director of Somatic Services for 19 years. He retired from Springfield in 1996 and continued to practice medicine on a part time basis until 2007.

Suha was very proud of his Turkish heritage but loved the U.S. and became a citizen on the deck of the USS Constellation in 1976. He also remained very fond of Canada and spent most of his summer vacations in New Brunswick. He had a small cabin there and loved to spend the day fishing or picking berries. He enjoyed spending time with family, his Turkish friends and his good friends Ernie and Miriam Cumerma. He enjoyed woodworking, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, and animals of all kinds, especially his dogs. He loved to dress up and go dancing with Lorna.

Suha was preceded in death by his father Saffet, mother Nemide, sister Gunselli El-Beshir, brother-in-law Abdul El-Beshir, uncle Nejat Madanoglu, aunt Nedime Madanoglu and cousin Toygun Madanoglu. He is survived by his wife of 6o years, Lorna Joan Ozgun (nee McAleenan); son Erin and his wife Stephanie, son Bertan and his wife Mary Ann, and son Kent; grandchildren Kathryn Ozgun and her partner Christian Pedersen, Holly Dockery and her husband Matthew, Michael Ozgun, Bradley Ozgun, Caroline Ozgun, and Harrison Ozgun; and relatives Tuvan Madanoglu, his wife Barbara and children Brandon and Chandelle; Nevma Madanoglu and Simgul Madanoglu.

Rest in peace, Baba 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Graveside Service
Tuesday
November 22, 2022

12:30 PM
St. John's Cemetery
3480 St. John's Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Please note
The family will receive friends at their home following the Graveside Service, at 1pm.
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