From a contemporary press report:
Charles R. Derrickson, M.D., 71, of Salisbury, Maryland, died Monday, September 14, 1998 in Salisbury, Maryland. Born November 21, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Russell Charles Derrickson and Anna Rauch Derrickson.
Dr. Derrickson attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He interned at St. Joseph Hospital in
Reading, Pennsylvania. From there, he was a captain in the US Army from 1951 to 1953 and served in the Korean War. He was a General Practitioner in Falls Church, Virginia. for a period of 11 years. He then went through a Radiology Residence at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.
He was a Board Certified Radiologist at Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Virginia, and Commonwealth Doctor's Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, before coming to Salisbury in 1968. He practiced Radiology privately and at PRMC where he served a term as Chief of the Radiology Division, retiring in June 1997 as a member of American College of Radiology and Chirugical Society of Maryland.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 17, 1998 at HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOME, Salisbury, the Rev. James B. Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite B, Staten Island, NY 10305.
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