Joan Wohlgemuth, M.D., 80, of Lusby passed away on May 30 in Leonardtown. She was born on Oct. 2, 1932 in Washington DC to the late Christian and Helen Lanigan Wohlgemuth. In Joan’s younger years she lived in Chevy Chase coming to the family farm in Lusby on weekends.
Joan graduated from, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, and Trinity College. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1958 and was one of three women in her class. After medical school, Joan served as a volunteer on the USS Hope in Trujillo, Peru for six months. She went on to become head of the Radiology Department and Chief of Staff at LaPlata Hospital, which is now Civista Hospital, and also ran her very successful private practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Joan was an adventurous woman, traveling extensively around the world spending much time in Africa and the Far East. Her greatest legacy though was her meticulous caring of Morgan Hill Farm which is one of the oldest properties in Maryland dating back to 1670.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Meagher of Lusby and several other family members and close friends. Besides her parents, Joan is predeceased by a sister, Mary Jane Ogden and her husband Patrick and brother in law John Meagher.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Monday June 3, 12 Noon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Solomons, Maryland. Interment will take place on Tuesday June 4, 1 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Washington D.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Nursing Center, 21580 Peabody Street Leonardtown, MD 20650