Peter Alastair Reardon, M.D., fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, was born in England in 1944, raised and educated in Canada, and engaged in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Greeneville for the last 36 years.
He delivered thousands of the babies born in Greeneville during that time, mostly at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, and was an excellent surgeon. He served the people of Greene County and many of the surrounding counties with selfless dedication, generosity and sincere interest in their welfare and concerns.
As a solo practitioner, he truly cared for his patients at all times, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. His work was not only his vocation but also his great love.
Before entering the field of medicine, Dr. Reardon had a colorful work history, including road construction, taxi driver, bush pilot in Northern Ontario, teaching and medical research. He served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and had a lifelong love of flying.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Dr. Frederick and Margaret Reardon; and his older brother: Christopher (Gaye) Reardon and their son, Jonathan.
Dr. Reardon is survived and deeply mourned by his wife: Mary Ellen MacIsaac; his children: Joseph Reardon, J.D. (William Grunzweig), Sarah Reardon, DVM (Jeremy Vercouteren), Moninna Hetzschold, MBA (Dario), and Meredith Bolton, M.D. (Blaine); by his grandchildren: Nora Vercouteren, Nash and Liam Murphy, Emmilia and Ellonie Hetzschold, and Matthew and MacIsaac Bolton; by his siblings: Moninna (Gary) Running, Francis (Diane) Reardon, and Mark (Mary-Lynne) Reardon; by numerous nieces, nephews and their children; by dear family friend: Eric McAmis; and by his goddaughters: Matyra Olmsted and Maliyah Moore.
His loss is deeply felt by his good friend, Melissa Payne, and her sons, Samuel Payne and Nicholas Aldridge.
He is further mourned by his office staff: Beverly Reaves, Denise Hankins, Heidi Freshour, Teresa Bowers, Michelle Southerland and Melissa Lane, most of whom had been employed by him for more than 30 years.
At Dr. Reardon’s express wish, there will be no visitation or funeral. We ask that you remember him for his true dedication to his patients and for his joie de vivre.