Naseeb Beshara Baroody Jr. • April 22, 1924 – February 10, 2010
Dr. N.B. Baroody's life work in medicine began in undergraduate work at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., was postponed for service in the Army during W W ll , then continued at Texas A&M. He acquired medical degrees and post graduate training from Hahnemann in Philadelphia, Pa. and MUSC in Charleston, S.C. In nineteen fifty four he opened a medical practice in Florence, S. C., which developed into a large practice in Internal Medicine. He was an early supporter of the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program and joined the teaching faculty in nineteen ninety, retiring only with his accident in two thousand and nine.
N.B. published many studies in the field of medicine, one on the Nascar drivers garnered wide attention. He was president of the South Carolina Heart Association as well as director of State Heart Clinic. In 1970, he received the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. He was interested in both local and world missions, co-founding Mercy Medicine, a free medical clinic for the underserved in Florence. For twenty years he participated in short term medical missions with his wife Margaret to Ecuador, India, Belarus and extensive visits to Harpur Mission Hospital in Menouf, Egypt. He was an elder of First Presbyterian Church, a teacher of the Good Samaritan Sunday School Class and a Montreat enthusiast..
His life work in photography began early in his life with a passion for black and white images. As a child, the technical and artistic aspects of photographic expression fascinated him. Beginning with the classic Baby Brownie and progressing into medium and large format cameras, N.B. honed his craft through workshops with legendary teachers such as Ansel Adams, John Sexton and Bruce Barnbaum.
The first book of N.B.'s fine art black and white photography, titled "In Search of His Image — A Photographic Journey", was released in two thousand and seven and the images were made available on his website, www.Baroodyphoto.com.
Two years later, he stumbled in his darkroom, bumped his head on a cabinet ands developed a large subdural hematoma. After three brain surgeries and months of respite, he died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February tenth, two thousand and ten…only a few days before the second book, "The Unexpected Visitor" went to press.
Naseeb Beshara Baroody Jr, ("N.B.") was born April twenty second, nineteen twenty four in Florence, South Carolina to Lebanese parents. N.B. was married to Margaret Hinson Baroody and the late Ramona Samra Baroody. He is survived by children Alan Baroody (Suzanne), Laura Baroody Thrush (Roger), Lisa Baroody Culpepper (David), Luke Hinson (Kearney), Kip Hinson (May), and Julian Hinson. He has eighteen grand children and three great grandchildren.
While these details offer a glimpse into the life of a beloved man, the essence of his story was captured in his relationship with his Lord, which he shared with his family, friends, patients, colleagues and many others who had the privilege to cross his path.