Dr. Yood with Gerri Agurs and Martin Cox
at the 2016 PHS Hall of Fame inductions.
Plainfield's beloved Olddoc -- aka Harold Yood, MD -- is celebrating his 100th birthday.
His actual birthday is Februar 23rd, but family and friends will be gathering this Saturday for a party.
I first met Dr. Yood more than 20 years ago, when I started attending City Council meetings on a regular basis.
He was there at practically every session, asking the kind of probing questions that elected officials need, making them aware citizens were watching.
Dr. Yood grew up in the house at West 4th and Grant where his father practiced for many years and the family lived.
Except for his military service during World War II, Dr. Yood practiced his entire career in Plainfield and eventually became the chief of medicine at Muhlenberg Hospital.
I have always respected his take on Plainfield politics -- even in the worst of times, he has always been hopeful about the Queen City's future.
A lifelong Republican, he changed his party registration to Democrat a number of years ago in order to have some say in this heavily Democratic town.
He is a Plainfielder through and through and I hope you will join me in wishing him a happy 100th birthday!
I am honored to be an invited guest.
-- Dan Damon [follow]
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