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Dr. George A. Abeshouse, urologist at local...


Dr. George A. Abeshouse, urologist at local hospitals

Dr. George Alan Abeshouse, a urologist who served on the staffs of three area hospitals, died yesterday of complications from diabetes at his Pikesville home. He was 63.

Dr. Abeshouse, who retired in 1993, maintained a private practice for 32 years and was a member of the urology staffs at Sinai Hospital, Franklin Square Hospital Center and Northwest Hospital Center.

He was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington, and graduated from City College in 1948. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in 1952 and a medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1956.

A strong supporter of Israel and Jewish charities, Dr. Abeshouse was an active member at Beth El Congregation for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Sara Offit; a daughter, Lynn E. Abeshouse of Baltimore; a son, Mark A. Abeshouse of New Rochelle, N.Y.; a sister, Jane A. Feiler of Savannah, Ga.; and a granddaughter.

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Michael Offit Scholarship Fund at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21208.

Keith D. Burton, mechanic's helper

Keith D. Burton, who had been a mechanic's helper, died Tuesday of acute periduodenitis at St. Agnes Hospital. He was ** 27 and lived in Southwest Baltimore.

Mr. Burton, a quadriplegic as a result of a shooting five years ago, was born at Fort Dix, N.J., and moved to Baltimore as a child. He attended Edmondson High School. Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by two sons, Devon and Keith D. Burton Jr., and two daughters, Takera and Brittanie Burton, all of Baltimore; his father, David D. Burton of Detroit; and his mother, Janice M. Burton; a sister, Keara Burton; and friend Tina Chalmers, all of Baltimore.

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