- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 2, 2004

William R. Mize, 72, retired radiologist

William Raymond Mize Jr., a retired radiologist and former military medical officer, died Aug. 26 of complications from diabetes in the District. He was 72.

Born in Arkansas in 1932, Dr. Mize graduated in 1954 from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in science. He graduated from George Washington University’s medical school in 1958, then took an internship at Boston City Hospital until 1959.

In 1960, he joined the Navy and was assigned to the Marine Corps, where he spent a year as a medical officer in Okinawa, Japan. He returned to the United States as a medical officer at the Navy Department and the Reserves from 1963 to 1965.

Dr. Mize resumed residency at George Washington University in radiology and received his certification from the American Board of Radiology in 1966.

For the rest of his career, he was a radiologist with the firm of Groover, Christie and Merritt, as well as at the Washington Hospital Center. He retired in 1995.

He is survived by a brother, the Rev. Lowell Mize of Stockton, Mo.; an aunt, Florence Raynock of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and his partner of 48 years, Dr. Cesar A. Caceres of the District.

Services will be held Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral at 1735 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

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