In Memory

Dr. Herbert L. Tindall - Class Of 1936


Herbert L. Tindall, Jr., MD, 97, died October 4, 2012 at Tel Hai Retirement Community.  Born October 7, 1914 in Philadelphia, he was the oldest child of the late Herbert L. Tindall, Sr. and Edith May Kelley Tindall of Elkins Park, PA.  He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy S. Tindall, who died in 2011, and by his first wife, Julia C. Tindall, who died in 1994.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harry K. Tindall, Plymouth Meeting, PA and George W. Tindall, Levittown, PA, by a foster-daughter, Kathleen Z. Accordino, Wappingers Falls, NY.

Dr. Tindall graduated from Upper Darby High School, the University of Rochester and Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.  After his internship at Hahnemann, he went on active duty in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Medical Officer aboard the USS Newman, DE 205 – APD 59, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.

Following his naval service, Dr. Tindall established his private practice of family medicine in Christiana, PA in April 1946.  He practiced in this location for 25 years, and also served as Lancaster County Deputy Coroner from 1946 to 1970.  He was affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lancaster, and Coatesville Hospital, where he served as Chief of Staff from 1967 – 1970.  During 1971 he worked as an Emergency Department physician at Coatesville Hospital.  From 1971 until his retirement in 1981J, he was an Associate Director of Lancaster General Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program, where he directed the Walter L. Aument Family Practice Center in Quarryville.

He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Life Member of the Lancaster City and County Medical Society, The Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.  He was a long-time member of the Christiana Borough Authority, and served as the president of the Christiana Board of Health.  He served as a clinician for the State Child Health Clinics in both Lancaster and Chester Counties.  His hobbies included stamp collecting, photography, classic motion pictures, bridge, boating and fishing.

He is survived by three children:   Robert C. Tindall, husband of Janice C., of Gap; Barbara T., wife of Michael R. Kolk, Ashburnham, MA; and Carol T., wife of Thomas A. Murphy, Christiana.  Dr. Tindall is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.  Family and friends will honor the life of Dr. Tindall at a Celebration of Life Service at Tel Hai Retirement Community Chapel on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tel Hai Retirement Community Care Assurance Fund, P.O. Box 190, Honey Brook, PA, 19344.