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METTEE DR. TOM
DR. TOM METTEE
Dr. Tom Mettee, 70, of Russell Township, and formerly of Chagrin Falls, died peacefully at his home, February 16, 2012, following a long illness. He was born on May 23, 1941, in Boston, one of five children of Marnie and Bill Mettee.
He graduated from Middlebury College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he completed Residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Moving to Cleveland in 1978, he served as Residency Director at Metrohealth Medical Center for six years. For the last 25 years, he devoted his life to family practice in Chesterland. His home visits to patients, including an annual one from St. Nicholas, were a unique and integral part of his practice. More recently, he was instrumental in the development of HEARTS. (Homecare Education and Resource Teams).
He is survived by his wife, Jan; his children, Kim, Chris (Yamatzy), Jeff (Anne); five grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at the Federated Church, 76 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 12:00 noon.
Donations may be made in his name to HEARTS, P.O. Box 474, 14525 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021 or to the Geauga Seidman Cancer Center, 13207 Ravenna Rd., Chardon, OH 44024. Online tributes and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com.
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