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’48 Paul St. Clair Metzger, MD (1925-2014) 


​Paul St. Clair Metzger, M.D., age 89, of Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday October 9, 2014 after an eleven year battle with lung cancer. He was born February 28, 1925, Westerville, Ohio. A graduate of Westerville High School, attended Otterbein College and graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1948. Internship and residency at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio in internal medicine. Practiced internal medicine associated with the Central Ohio Medical Group 1956-1994, retired Vice President, Chief Medical Director Nationwide Insurance Company, Emeritus Clinical Professor Department of Medicine Ohio State University. Certified American Board of Internal Medicine, Fellow American College of Physicians. Member of the U.S. Naval Reserve 1943-1978 and served active duty during World War II and the Korean War, and rose to the rank of Captain. Professional associations: Trustee, American Society of Internal Medicine 1979-82, Past President Ohio Society of Internal Medicine, Past President Columbus Medical Association, Past President Association of Life Insurance Directors of America, chaired Health Insurance Association of America's Medical Relations Committee and Professional Relations Council, delegate to American Medical Association's House of Delegates, 1985-1990. Member Advisory Committee Medical Heritage Center of The Ohio State University and Columbus Medical Association. Past member Board of Trustees, Harding Hospital, Past president of Shepherd Hill Hospital, Newark, Ohio. Awarded The Ohio State University College of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award; Community member College of Medicine Honorary AOA. He was a longtime member downtown Kiwanis, Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Pic-Token Investment Club. Paul Metzger was preceded in death by wives Jeanne Putnam Metzger and Mary Anderson Achbach Metzger. He is survived by his wife, Normalee Spangler Metzger; and by children, Julia Marie Metzger (Samuel Bufford), Daniel Achbach (Barbara), George Metzger, Edward Anderson Achbach (Mary Alice), Janet Metzger Hull (Warren); stepchildren, Beth Ann Oglevee (Jeff), Joseph Spangler, Martha Mattison (Alan),and Michael Spangler; grandchildren, Lisa Achbach Donohue (Sid), Tara Achbach Bradley (Brian), William Achbach, Catherine Achbach, Miles Mattison, Zachary Oglevee (Lindsey); sister, Jeanne Metzger Augustus (Thomas); great grandchildren, Brayden Donohue, Nash Bradley, and Wyatt Bradley; numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews from the Metzger, Schrock, Samuels, Thomas and Putnam families. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Metzger Fund #644925 through The Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center, c/o Judith Wiener, 376 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210 or to the charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff at the James Cancer Hospital and the Kobacker House.



Posted on 14-Oct-14 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Alumni Notes, Class of 1940 - 1949, Obituaries, Residency Notes
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