James Bartley Given III

06/25/2013 4:00 PM |

Dr. James Bartley Given III, 86, a resident of West Hartford, Conn., and New Suffolk, husband of Sarah (Sather) Given, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, at Seabury Health Center in Bloomfield, Conn.

Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of James B. Given Jr., M.D. and Marie (Tyrell) Given.

Bart was a graduate of The Choate School in Wallingford, Conn., Cornell University and Princeton University. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y.

Following a surgical internship at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, Bart served in the Korean War for the United States Army Medical Corps and was honorably discharged in 1953 as a first lieutenant. He was a resident in anesthesiology at Hartford Hospital from 1953 to 1955 and served on the staff there until his retirement in 1990. Bart was a member of several anesthesiology societies and was president of the New England Society in 1968 and 1969.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, James B. Given IV and his wife, Susan, of New Suffolk and Peter B. Given of Greenport; his stepsons, Dr. William G. Pinney and his wife, Sandy, of Alexandria, Va., and D. Rees Pinney and his wife, Maggie, of Hartford, Conn; his grandchildren, Sarah Given Ellis, Grayson and Lucas Pinney and Cole and Emma Pinney; and his great-grandchildren, Asher and Grayson Ellis.

Bart was predeceased by his first wife, Shirley (Baxter) Given; his son Douglas F. Given; his daughter, Elisabeth Given; and his sister, Joan Kirsch.

Bart was an avid golfer and also enjoyed sailing and hiking. He was a voracious reader and a friend to all dogs. Above all, Bart will be remembered by his friends and family, and by all who knew him, as a perfect gentleman.

His family would like to warmly acknowledge the exceptional and loving care he received from the staff at Seabury Retirement Community during the last months of his life, especially by Dr. Coll, Marina Soloveychik and Chlake Raineau.

A memorial service was held in Connecticut and burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 or the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund, P.O. Box 146, New Suffolk, NY 11956.

The James T. Pratt Funeral Service, Wethersfield, Conn., was entrusted with arrangements.

This is a paid notice.