Dr. George F. Speace was an outstanding physician and surgeon, highly respected by his patients and peers. George wove a wonderful tapestry of service that extended far beyond the work he did in emergency rooms and operating suites. He was deeply involved with providing and improving public health through the Kirby Health Center. He was an active supporter of anything that improved the culture of NEPA through his work and generosity at the area’s Philharmonic Orchestra and the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, among others.
An Emergency Room nurse who often assisted him said Dr. Speace was easy going and a pleasure to work with, but he was very demanding when it came to set up and instrumentation. With those instruments of his trade, his compassion, skill and abiding generosity George Speace wove a beautiful and enduring tapestry of care for all northeastern Pennsylvanians.
George F. Speace, MD, FACS Pre-Med/Nursing Scholarship was established in 2020 at The Luzerne Foundation by the family, colleagues, and friends of George F. Speace, MD, FACS. The Fund shall honor his memory and preserve his spirit of giving to others and passion for the science and practice of healthcare.
The Award(s) will be made to an ascending junior medical science or nursing student at Misericordia University and will be limited to undergraduates. The George F. Speace, MD, FACS Pre-Med/Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student(s) in good standing with a B grade point average or higher, and the student(s) must have demonstrated financial need. The award shall be renewable annually and will follow the student(s) to graduation, assuming satisfactory undergraduate academic performance.
Contributions to the Fund in in George’s honor and memory are encouraged and gratefully accepted.
Contributions may be made to:
George F. Speace, MD, FACS Pre-Med/Nursing Scholarship Of The Luzerne Foundation
34 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
For gifts of stocks, please call 570.822.2065.