Richard McGuire Auld
April 5, 1922- March 19, 2016
A life well lived and loved best describes Dr. Richard McGuire Auld. He was born on April 5, 1922 to Vernon Shields Auld and Cleo Shoffner Auld in Washington, DC, joining brother Don. Dick graduated from Georgetown University in 1943 and then served as a Captain in the US Army until 1946, stationed in China and Formosa (now Taiwan) with the OSS, Office of Strategic Service.
Dick married the love of his life, Mary Jane Gorman Auld, in 1949 and together they raised six children: Stevie (Rob Brinkerhoff), Tina (Dennis McKay), Rick (Marion Murphy Auld), Theresa (Bill Brockway), Dan, and Maureen (Mike Wolfe).
While raising a young family in Baltimore, Dick graduated from John Hopkins Medical School and moved to Bethesda to open a private practice in Pediatrics and then Family Medicine in Rockville, MD from 1956-1981. His family is especially proud of a weekly free pediatric clinic Dick operated for needy families in Washington, DC. Many former patients wrote of fond memories from those days in the Facebook Group, “You Know You Grew Up in Rockville MD If You…”
Jane and Dick moved from MD to Charlottesville, VA where he worked as medical director at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center from 1981-1987. At the same time, he acquired the title of “Poppa” as he introduced grandchildren to his hobbies at Hedge Hall Farm and later University Village: growing acres of grapes for wine, hunting for arrowheads, gardening, building a barn for the “Whirling Bear Tavern”, creating a nature trail for University Village and always planning the next family reunion.
Dick and Jane moved to Asbury in Solomons, MD in 2011 to enjoy the memories of a life well lived and loved. Dick’s family appreciates the dedicated care of the Asbury staff and the friendship, care and love from Shawna Rubenstahl.
Saturday, April 23, 2016