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Celebrating the life of
William E. Check, MD
October 12, 1950 - November 24, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Mass
  • 10:00am - Saturday, December 01, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

Our sympathy to the Family. May God give you the ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7

RH, Queens, N.Y.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Check family. Sincerely, Anne and James

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

To the family, please take comfort in Jehovah God words at Ps.34:18 “he is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. There will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My deepest condolences to the family. Although we experience this in our lives it is not easy to accept and painful to live. Realistically nothing will completely erase the pain you feel. In my times of loss of a loved one the I found comfort in the promise our Heavenly Father inspired in John 5:28,29. May you also find some comfort with these words.

E.Valdes, Greenville , SC

My thoughts are with you. Would have been there but traveling back today

Carl boyd, Charleston, SC

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Hopefully reflecting on all the good times you have shared together will help ease the pain that you feel. May "the God of all comfort" strengthen you at this time of sadness and may His promise for the future bring you peace. Hosea 13:14

KC, Loganville , GA

Always a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, even when dealing with this difficult diagnosis. A mentor to me and I wouldn't be where I am today without his teaching. He will be sorely missed by all. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Kristin, Richmond Hill, GA

Terrible loss. Will miss my retired partner even more now. L

Lorraine, Savannah, GA

Friend and golf partner, in my eyes Bill rose to new heights in the last year as he dealt with his diagnosis. My condolences to all who knew him, especially his family. He's been taken from us far too soon.

Bob Harcharik, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw..org,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw..org,

UB...... I will miss you dearly. You fought the good fight. There must be a shortage of good guys and great golfers in heaven. Until I see you again....... UJ

Jim Harcharik, Parrish, Florida

The Bible calls Jehovah God "the source of life" (Psalm 36:9;Acts 17:24,25) The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Dr. Check seems to have cared a lot about people as well. Hope these scriptures will bring you comfort.

Willie, Loganville, Ga

We are so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold all of you in the hollow of his hand. God bless all of you.

Dan and Linda Schweers, Cary, IL

My condolences to family and friends. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

Prayers and blessings to all for your loss and sorrow. I knew Dr. Check from Memorial and I’ll always remember him as one of the best pathologists and medical directors in the country. May the life he lived with love, friendship, and passion bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Pam & Darryl Hargrave-Thomas, Big Bear, CA

May the Family find some real comfort with the words of Jesus Christ when he spoke them in the hearing of the people in John 5:28,29 in which he spoke: And all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. They will come out of the grave or even if they had died some other way or wasn't buried in the grave, God will send His Son, to recreate them back to life again and then they will have the enjoyment of being able to live an endless life as the Bible says in Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So may these words bring some real comfort in the days ahead, just by knowing that they are in Gods memory awaiting for a time in the future, when He will send His Son, Jesus Christ to bring them back into our arms to be with forever...

Arthur, Silver spring, MD

To the Family and Friends of William E. Check, Please accept my deepest condolences. I'm to read about your lost. I hope can find comfort in this Bible's promise at Acts chapter 24 verse 15 "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."

, ,

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Dr. Check at Memorial's laboratory for many years. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.

Barry Myers, Pasadena, Texas

I had the privilege of working with Bill at Memorial beginning in 1992; he was an excellent pathologist but more importantly a kind and thoughtful person. I remember many enjoyable conversations in the doctors' lounge. My condolences to his family and his many friends.

William Osborne, Savannah, GA

Words cannot adequately express the pain that you bear in this hour. Death is always hurtful no matter the age. May you find comfort in the God who cares for you and of tender mercies to help you through this burden. Please accept my condolences. I encourage you to look to the time when death is to be brought to nothing according to the Bible. Jesus gives comforting assurance that we can be reunited with our beloved loved ones by means of a resurrection. (John 5:28-30). Please read. Let's trust him to resurrect Dr. Clark. Remember he resurrected Lazarus.

Eloise, ,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Worked with Dr Check his whole career at Memorial, Great guy With a personality, He will Be missed,

Mitchell and Latrisa Brewer, Rincon , GA

I knew and worked with Bill for many years at Memorial. He was one of my favorite people there. Many times we would both be early for tumor board in the morning and we had some good conversations. Though I haven’t seen him in a few years I always considered him a friend and colleague. He was truly a great guy and skilled pathologist. I am both shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. Please accept my deepest condolences in your loss. I know he will be missed by all. Dave

David Weems, Savannah , Ga

William Edward Check, MD, died Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was born October 12, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan.   Dr. Check held degrees from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Check completed a residency in Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  He served as a Pathologist for 29 years at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.   He was a parishioner of St. James Catholic Church. Bill was an avid golfer and was a member of The Landings Club of Skidaway Island and Secession Club in Beaufort, SC.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen and his three children, Dr. Elizabeth Check of Savannah, Colleen Prescott (Matthew) of Edgewater, CO, and William Check, Jr. of Denver, CO. He is also survived by four siblings, Dr. Frank Check (Lynn), Joseph Check (Catherine), Suzanne Check and Thomas Check (Alma) as well as a large extended family of nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church followed by a reception at the Parish Center. A private family interment to follow at the Catholic Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Hardy, Kevin Hardy, Cullen Hardy, Joseph Check, II, Michael Check, and William Check Jr.

The family requests that remembrances be made to:  St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Avenue, Savannah, GA 31406 or ALS Therapy Development Institute, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA  02139 www.als.net

 

 

 

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Our sympathy to the Family. May God give you the ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7

RH, Queens, N.Y.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Check family. Sincerely, Anne and James

Anne Byerly, Savannah, Ga

To the family, please take comfort in Jehovah God words at Ps.34:18 “he is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. There will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My deepest condolences to the family. Although we experience this in our lives it is not easy to accept and painful to live. Realistically nothing will completely erase the pain you feel. In my times of loss of a loved one the I found comfort in the promise our Heavenly Father inspired in John 5:28,29. May you also find some comfort with these words.

E.Valdes, Greenville , SC

My thoughts are with you. Would have been there but traveling back today

Carl boyd, Charleston, SC

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Hopefully reflecting on all the good times you have shared together will help ease the pain that you feel. May "the God of all comfort" strengthen you at this time of sadness and may His promise for the future bring you peace. Hosea 13:14

KC, Loganville , GA

Candle tribute lit by Jim Harcharik — Florida

Always a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, even when dealing with this difficult diagnosis. A mentor to me and I wouldn't be where I am today without his teaching. He will be sorely missed by all. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Kristin, Richmond Hill, GA

Terrible loss. Will miss my retired partner even more now. L

Lorraine, Savannah, GA

Friend and golf partner, in my eyes Bill rose to new heights in the last year as he dealt with his diagnosis. My condolences to all who knew him, especially his family. He's been taken from us far too soon.

Bob Harcharik, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw..org,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw..org,

UB...... I will miss you dearly. You fought the good fight. There must be a shortage of good guys and great golfers in heaven. Until I see you again....... UJ

Jim Harcharik, Parrish, Florida

The Bible calls Jehovah God "the source of life" (Psalm 36:9;Acts 17:24,25) The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Dr. Check seems to have cared a lot about people as well. Hope these scriptures will bring you comfort.

Willie, Loganville, Ga

We are so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God hold all of you in the hollow of his hand. God bless all of you.

Dan and Linda Schweers, Cary, IL

My condolences to family and friends. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

Prayers and blessings to all for your loss and sorrow. I knew Dr. Check from Memorial and I’ll always remember him as one of the best pathologists and medical directors in the country. May the life he lived with love, friendship, and passion bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Pam & Darryl Hargrave-Thomas, Big Bear, CA

May the Family find some real comfort with the words of Jesus Christ when he spoke them in the hearing of the people in John 5:28,29 in which he spoke: And all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. They will come out of the grave or even if they had died some other way or wasn't buried in the grave, God will send His Son, to recreate them back to life again and then they will have the enjoyment of being able to live an endless life as the Bible says in Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So may these words bring some real comfort in the days ahead, just by knowing that they are in Gods memory awaiting for a time in the future, when He will send His Son, Jesus Christ to bring them back into our arms to be with forever...

Arthur, Silver spring, MD

To the Family and Friends of William E. Check, Please accept my deepest condolences. I'm to read about your lost. I hope can find comfort in this Bible's promise at Acts chapter 24 verse 15 "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."

, ,

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Dr. Check at Memorial's laboratory for many years. He was a great man and will be sorely missed.

Barry Myers, Pasadena, Texas

I had the privilege of working with Bill at Memorial beginning in 1992; he was an excellent pathologist but more importantly a kind and thoughtful person. I remember many enjoyable conversations in the doctors' lounge. My condolences to his family and his many friends.

William Osborne, Savannah, GA

Words cannot adequately express the pain that you bear in this hour. Death is always hurtful no matter the age. May you find comfort in the God who cares for you and of tender mercies to help you through this burden. Please accept my condolences. I encourage you to look to the time when death is to be brought to nothing according to the Bible. Jesus gives comforting assurance that we can be reunited with our beloved loved ones by means of a resurrection. (John 5:28-30). Please read. Let's trust him to resurrect Dr. Clark. Remember he resurrected Lazarus.

Eloise, ,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Worked with Dr Check his whole career at Memorial, Great guy With a personality, He will Be missed,

Mitchell and Latrisa Brewer, Rincon , GA

I knew and worked with Bill for many years at Memorial. He was one of my favorite people there. Many times we would both be early for tumor board in the morning and we had some good conversations. Though I haven’t seen him in a few years I always considered him a friend and colleague. He was truly a great guy and skilled pathologist. I am both shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. Please accept my deepest condolences in your loss. I know he will be missed by all. Dave

David Weems, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Ron, Pam & Ryan Josey — Georgia


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