Dr. George Alan Schwemlein died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Indian Hill, Ohio on November 9, 2018, at age seventy-two. He was a much-loved grandfather, father, spouse, sibling, uncle, colleague, teacher, and friend.
Alan was born on April 22, 1946 to Dr. George X. Schwemlein and Mrs. Edna B. Schwemlein. He graduated from Wyoming High School (1965), and then went on to Hanover College (1969), Hanover, Indiana, where he was a dedicated student and fun-loving member of the football team and Beta Theta Pi. Alan attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and received his Doctorate of Medicine (1975) and Master of Science (1971). He did his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, before returning to serve his hometown. He was a beloved colleague and physician in private practice and at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, for 43 years prior to his retirement.
Dr. Schwemlein always had a bottomless curiosity about the world and its mysteries, and a generosity of spirit toward others. He thought the world could use more curiosity and kindness. In recent years he encouraged those passions in others through dedicated service through Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Red Cross, and other volunteer organizations. He especially loved to teach physiology and the medical sciences to his students at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
Dr. Schwemlein is survived by his spouse, Dr. Patricia Cook Schwemlein; children James Cook Schwemlein (Patrice) and Jacob Alan Schwemlein; three sisters, Diane Babcock, Judi Zorb (Les), and Linda Sutton (Cameron); and two grandchildren, Henry and Charlie. He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. George X. Schwemlein and Edna B. Schwemlein.
The funeral commemorating Dr. Schwemlein will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 3 pm at Armstrong Chapel, The Old Chapel, located at 5120 Drake Road. Visitation will occur immediately prior to the funeral, at 2 pm, at the same location. He will be interred later in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, commemorations be made in his name to the Cincinnati Museum Center, Armstrong Chapel (youth programs), or other organizations that will make the world a better place.