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Dr. Charles H. Read, Jr.

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Charles was a great friend and he loved life and lived it to the fullest. It was a true privilege to be considered his friend. His annual visits were looked forward to with great interest and were always lively and entertaining. His continued interest in his Alma Mater was deep. To Judy and all his family, my sincere condolences.

Posted by: Kelvin Ogilvie - Canning, Nova Scotia - Friend   Mar 03, 2016

Don and I and our family extend our sincere condolences to all members of the Charles Read family on the passing of our dear uncle Charles. We cherish the fond memories we have of him and especially our times spent with him at our cottage in NS over the past many years. He certainly inspired us all.

Posted by: Don & Carol McStravick - Ottawa - Family   Feb 28, 2016

Warm wishes and condolences at this time of loss.
Dr. Read was the pediatric endocrinologist whom I worked with when I was the pediatric dietitian at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City from 1966-1973. He had a huge impact on the treatment of diabetic children. The Constant Carbohydrate Diet that he devised was fantastic for diabetic children. I loved working with him. We continued our friendship over the years. He called to wish me a Merry Christmas every year until 2015. We all have lost a giant in his field and in life!!
Blessings to all of you.

Posted by: Cora Kurtz - Gainesville, FL - Coworker   Feb 27, 2016

what a great loss. We first met DR. Read in 1973. our 14 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.. We had a lot of great visits with DR. We told him he looked just like Lee Marvin...In 1975 our son died with a rare form of cancer and Dr. was with us all the way....He came to his wake and even 25 years later he gave us a call to see how we were doing..............What a great DR. friend and human being he was.......George & Virginia White

Posted by: virginia white - manchester, IA - Friend   Feb 27, 2016

Feeling blessed for having met Dr Read during his summer journeys to Prince Edward Island early in my career in pediatrics.

He shared his passion for photography and love of life with his many many stories! I still have my photo "Boots" hanging with such wonderful memories!

He was truly an amazing person and feel honoured to call him "my friend". My condolences to family and all he touched.


Anne Ferraro
Newport, Rhode Island

Posted by: A friend   Feb 27, 2016

To Professor Chunghi Choo and the Read Family, I offer my sincere condolences and prayers.

A Poem In Memory of Doctor Read

Your life is like a tall willow tree
With leaves brushing the gentle breeze
Whispering the virtue of love and care
Opening your Pandora box of medical care
To our community you want to make a difference
Setting up a free clinic as your utmost preference
Years passed
Many have come under your steadfast guidance
They will proudly carry on your torch
To offer a warm light of medical loving touch

Posted by: Michael Chan - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 26, 2016

Thinking of you and your family.
Blessings, Carla

Posted by: Carla Walters McMillan - Cedar Rapids, IA   Feb 26, 2016

I had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Read when he came into the Sports Clinic to do his workout. I loved hearing all of his interesting stories and I was so impressed by his passion for life. Regardless of his age, he was always setting goals for himself and striving for new knowledge. He will be missed.

Posted by: Arda Lucas - Coralville, IA - Friend   Feb 26, 2016

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May fond memories of your Father bring you comfort. Looking back on such a long and loving life I am certain that all who knew Charles are smiling through their tears.

Posted by: Michael Finley - Iowa City, IA - Classmate   Feb 26, 2016

Proud of my uncle Charles. You've earned your rest. God bless youow and always.

Posted by: Margaret Stewart - Truro   Feb 25, 2016