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John H. Moling III, pediatrician

John H. Moling III, 84, a pediatrician who operated a medical practice in Bowie for 33 years, died Sept. 14 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in southern Maryland.

He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said his daughter JoAnne “Jo” Moling.

Starting in 1964, Dr. Moling operated his practice from the new Belair at Bowie community in Prince George’s County. With a business partner, Azar Dashti, they moved the practice to Bowie’s town center in 1987. Dr. Moling retired in 1996.

John Henry Moling III was born in Winchester, Va., and traced his ancestors to a city founder. After Army service in Korea from 1946 to 1948, he graduated from Virginia’s Hampden-Sydney College in 1951.

He graduated in 1954 from the University of Virginia medical school and later worked in pediatric partnerships in Winchester and Dubuque, Iowa, and conducted medical research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration until 1963.

He was an early resident of Belair at Bowie and, in retirement, moved to North Carolina. He had been at the veterans home about two months.

He was a past commodore of the Chesapeake Yacht Club in Shady Side, Md., and a weekend volunteer with the Maryland Coast Guard auxiliary. He enjoyed gardening, gourmet cooking, woodworking and carpentry.

His wife of 54 years, the former Dorothy “Dottie” Parkinson, died in 2008. Survivors include three children, Jim Moling of Laurel, JoAnne “Jo” Moling of Bowie and Susan Ekici of Los Gatos, Calif.; a sister; and six grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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