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Dr. John Charles Wain

April 16, 1927 — July 31, 2019

Dr. John Charles Wain


Dr. John Charles Wain

On July 31, 2019, age 92, of West Homestead, PA and Southern Pines, NC.

Son of the late Joseph and Catharine Wain

Beloved husband of Susan (Howe) Wain and the late Lillian Ullom Wain

Loving father of John Charles (Collette) Wain, M.D., Esther Ruth Wain-Weiss and Rebecca Lillian (Scott Nye) Wain

Cherished grandfather of Thomas Anthony Weiss, Matthew Jonathan Weiss, Peter James Weiss, Elizabeth Ruth Weiss, John Charles Wain III, Lily Constance Wain and Laurel Faye Wain, Lillyanne Elizabeth Wain-Nye, and Charles Scott Wain-Nye

Great Grandfather to Tomas "Tony" Weiss and John Weiss

Brother of William (Loretta) Scott Wain

Uncle of David William (Hay-Wun) Wain, Laura (Lynn) Clark and Lydia Conley

Great Uncle of Brian (Demi) Clark, Heather (Nick) Mohler, Nicole Wain, Ashley Wain, Catharine Wain and Chris Conley

Great Great Uncle of Maizie Clark, Willa Clark, Hannah Mohler and Marcus Conley

Great Grand dog - Kit

Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved cars, skiing and walking on the beach at Singer Island and Wrightsville Beach.  He traveled all over the world with his children and first wife, Lillian, from Russia, China, Japan, Africa, Hawaii and Scandinavia.  His main love was cars. He could tell details about cars from the beginning of the motor cars to the present.

He especially enjoyed the adventures of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club and the places of the annual meeting held around the country from coast to coast.

In Williamsburg 2008, our 1991 Silver Spur II won first place out of 40 cars in that group of the Touring Class in the 57th annual Rolls Royce Owners Club meet.  Moving to Southern Pines two years ago to a house he thought to be the most beautiful house he was ever in.

His favorite song was "Summit Ridge Drive" by Artie Shaw; his favorite quote was "Benny Goodman played notes, Artie Shaw played Music!!" His daily quote was "War is the dumbest thing we do"

U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII,  member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church former Trustee, he practiced Medicine in the Steel Valley area for over 42 years. Medical Director - Eldercrest Nursing Home, Munhall, Pa. Skilled Care Facility - 45 Beds.  Credentials Committee - Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Boro, Pittsburgh Pa. Executive Committee - Homestead Hospital, Homestead Pa. Executive Committee - Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Boro, Pittsburgh, Pa. Credentials Committee - Homestead Hospital, Homestead, Pa. Medical Director - Emergency and Ambulatory Care - Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Boro , Pittsburgh, Pa. Chairman - Department of Medicine - Homestead Hospital, Homestead Pa. Medical Examiner - Duquesne Light Company, Pittsburgh Pa. Plant Surgeon - U.S.S. Corp, Homestead District, Homestead Pa. Preceptorship - Pediactric - under T.O. Elterich, MD. (Deceased). Internal Medicine Residency - Westmoreland General Hospital, Latrobe Pa. Intership- Rotating- Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh Pa.

Member of St. Andrew's Society of North Carolina for over 30 years; Member of F&AM Lodge #582, Scottish Rite and Syria Shriners over 60 years; Former member of the Board of Directors of the Pitcairn-Crabbe Foundation

A Committal Service will be on Saturday at 11:30 am in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, PA.

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In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Walthour-Moss Foundation, PO Box 1794, Southern Pines, NC 28388.


John Wain, Jr. MD of Milton, MA; Jack Wain of Milton, MA; Bill Casey of Pittsburgh, PA; Steve Apter of Export, PA; Matthew Weiss of Cuyahaga Falls, OH; Peter Weiss of Cuyahaga Falls, OH; Sean O'Connell of Willard, NC; Brian Clark of Fort Mills, SC; and David Wain of Medina, MN.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Starts at 11:30 am

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