Robert Westscott “Dr. Bob” Frelick died Sept. 1, 2016. He passed away in his sleep after an accident and short illness. He was 96.
Born in 1920, in Potsdam NY, Frelick graduated from Union College, Schenectady NY and received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine.
He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in 1942, rising to the rank of captain. After marrying Jane Owen Hayden in 1944 and serving a medical internship at New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, he went on active duty with the U.S. Army in 1945, first assigned to Madigan General Hospital in Fort Lewis WA, and then to the Army of Occupation in Munich, Germany.
In 1950, Frelick became executive officer of the Carpenter Memorial Clinic, part of what was then Memorial Hospital in Wilmington in DE. He played a key role in the 1997 merger of Memorial Hospital, Wilmington General Hospital, and Delaware Hospital into Christiana Care Health System (CCHS) and the establishment of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at CCHS.