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Dr. John L. Enyart


Dr. John Leslie Enyart, a physician who lived in the Homeland section of North Baltimore in the 1960s and 1970s while working for Maryland's health department, died Sunday of heart failure at a nursing home in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Services for Dr. Enyart, 93, were being held today at the Quattlebaum-Holleman-Burse Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.

Another service and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 9 a.m. Friday.

He had retired in 1958 as a captain in the Navy Medical Corps. He commanded naval hospitals in this country and, during World War II, in Britain. He also served with the French Navy and was part of a mission to the Nationalist Chinese government at the end of the war.

He studied at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1940s. After the war, he was commander of the medical school at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

His decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Cloud and Banner of the Nationalist Chinese government and the Croix de Guerre of France, which also named him a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.

His wife, the former Ferol Dae Flesher, died in 1979.

He is survived by a son, John W. Enyart of Palm Beach, Fla., three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

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