Originally created 02/26/03

Dr. Raymond Bard (EVANS, Ga.)



EVANS, Ga. - Raymond C. Bard, Ph.D., 84, of Owens Road, Evans, entered into rest Saturday, February 22, 2003 at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 28, at 1 p.m. in the Georgia Room at Brandon Wilde with Chaplain Ron Etheredge officiating. Survivors are his beloved wife, Helen (Cofer) McKinney Bard; five children, Raymond V. (Jeanette) Bard, Louisville, Ky., Cynthia Carruthers, Norcross, Laura (David) Malcolm, Woodstock, John McKinney, Evans, and William McKinney, Decatur; four siblings, Theodore Baldassarre, Plantation, Fla., Jerry Baldessarre, Islip, N.Y., Fannie Lombardi, Riverhead, N.Y., and Millie Faraone, Texas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita (De Simone) Bard in 1967. A native of New York City, Dr. Bard has resided in the Augusta area since 1967. He was a 1938 graduate of City College of New York where he earned a BS degree; in 1947 he received an MA and in 1949 his PhD in Microbiology and biochemistry, both from Indiana University. He served as a Diplomate Emeritus for the American Board of Medical Microbiology. His professional experience included serving as a Medical Technologist, 1938-46; U.S. Army as a cryptanalyst, 1942-46; Indiana University, Dept of Microbiology, Instructor/ Asst Professor, 1949-53; Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, Head of Microbiology Section and Assoc Director of Development, 1953-60; Hahnemann Medical College, Associate Professor of Microbiology, part-time, 1954-62; National Drug Company, VP & Dir. of Research, 1960-62; University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, Professor, Dept of Operative Dentistry, 1962-65, Assistant Dean, 1963-64; UK Research Foundation, Asst VP/ Exec Director, 1964-67; Medical College of Georgia, VP 1967-72, Professor of Microbiology, 1967-88; Acting Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, 1968-72; Acting Dean for Academic Affairs at Paine College, 1976-77; Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, 1972-88; Retired as Dean Emeritus, School of Allied Health Sciences, June 1988. Dr. Bard was a member of the American Academy of Microbiology (Fellow); Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (Past President & Fellow); American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow); American Society for Microbiology; and Sigma Xi, MCG Chapter (Past President). Community Activities included: St. Joseph Hospital, Board of Trustees; GA Hospital Advisory Council, Dept of Human Resources; Evening Optimist Club of Augusta, Past Pres. and GA District Lt. Governor; Paine College Cluster, Executive Board Chairman; University Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education Advisory Committee Chairman; Mental Health Association of Greater Augusta, Board of Directors and Past President; Family Counseling Center/ CSRA, Board of Directors and Past President; Mental Health / Mental Retardation Area Advisory Council; University Hospital Committee on Aging; Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta; MCG Research Institute, Board of Directors; Health Center Credit Union, Board of Directors; Augusta Resource Center on Aging; Central Savannah Planning and Development Commission. Dr. Bard enjoyed hobbies of fishing, reading and playing poker with friends. Memorials can be made to the Raymond C. Bard Scholarship Fund, c/o MCG Foundation, 919 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912, or the Beebe Educational Endowment, c/o Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road, Evans, GA 30809 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle February 26, 2003