William M. Bangel

WHITE STONE—William Maury Bangel passed away on November 18, 2016.

Born on October 26, 1927, Bill grew up in the Cradock area of Portsmouth. He attended the College of William & Mary, earned his medical degree at Virginia Medical School, and did his internship at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Upon earning his degree, he was  drafted into the Navy in 1952 and was stationed on the front lines first aid station during the Korean War serving the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

Returning home from the war, Bill married SueAnne Kates, settled in Newport News, and opened his OB/GYN practice in the Hampton Roads Area. He served as president of  the OBGYN Department at both Mary Immaculate Hospital and Hampton General.

He also was a member of the Elks Club, and he served as chairman of the UJA Campaign. He and SueAnne moved to Williamsburg in 1979 and became involved in the William & Mary Alumni Association.

Bill and SueAnne retired to White Stone in 1990. He began building homes in the Northern Neck area, and he served as president of the William & Mary Lower Northern Neck Alumni Society.

He and SueAnne supported animal rights, and his dogs gave him much joy.

He is survived by his wife, SueAnne;  his daughter Eve Bangel Ware and her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Mauri; his daughter, Billie Bangel Eisner and her husband, Marc, and their son, Jacob; his sister, Pat Scher and her husband, Stanley, and many nieces and nephews.

Following a private burial service November 21, the family received visitors at Bill’s sister-in-law’s home, JoAnne Roos, 217 Anchor Lane, Yorktown.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any gifts of sympathy be made in the form of donations in Bill’s memory to: Animal Welfare League, 75 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482


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