John French, 55, rheumatologist, artist

CHATHAM—John R. French, MD, 55, died suddenly of natural causes at his home Monday, December 27, 2010.

He was board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and practiced rheumatology at Chatham Family Care. He was also an artist, musician and photographer.

Dr. French was predeceased by his parents Jerome A. French and Isabelle K. (Robertson) French. He was well-loved by his “family,” friends and patients. He will be missed.

Religious services will be celebrated at Saint James Roman Catholic Church in Chatham Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Contributions may be made in Dr. French’s name to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham. To send an online condolence visit

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