H. Stanley Bennett, M.D.

Longtime Lake Oswego resident H. Stanley Bennett, M.D. died Oct. 4, 2008 of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was 87.

Dr. Bennett was born Nov. 7, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in Maumee, Ohio and attended Oberlin College and Harvard Medical School.

He married Mildred Woodard in 1943.

Dr. Bennett was a physician internist by profession. He served two years in the Army Medical Corps in post-WWII Germany before attending special training at The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. In 1953, he moved to Grosse Ile, Mich., where he formed with three other physicians Associated Physicians, a multi-specialty clinic. This practice eventually grew to involve more than 30 members.

After retiring from that practice in 1986, he and his wife moved to Togo, Africa where Dr. Bennett served as the area Peace Corps doctor overseeing healthcare for the Peace Corps volunteers in Togo, Benin and Ghana.

The couple moved to Lake Oswego in 1988, and Dr. Bennett continued his volunteer service at the Old Town Clinic in Portland.

Survivors include his wife Mildred, son David Bennett of Vancouver, Wash., daughter Barbara Berger of Pittsburgh, Pa., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son James Bennett, preceded his father in death.

A private service for Dr. Bennett has been held. Remembrances may be sent to Physicians for Social Responsibility, 921 S.W. Morrison, Suite 1050, Portland, Ore., 97205.

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