Robert Gunnell Hazard

Robert Gunnell Hazard 2007

Robert Gunnell Hazard, 74, a retired allergist, died of a stroke Feb. 8 at
Inova Loudoun Hospital. A former Potomac resident, he had been living
in Lansdowne in recent years.

Dr. Hazard was born in the District and graduated from
Coolidge High School
in 1952. He received an undergraduate degree in
psychology from the University of Maryland in 1956 and a medical
degree from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1964.
He trained at Providence Hospital and Children's Hospital in the District
and served for two years in the Public Health Service at the Centers for
Disease Control in Atlanta. He returned to the Washington area in 1969
and was in private practice in Rockville for 27 years.

In the early 1990s, he joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a
medical officer overseeing medical ethics of clinical trials. He retired
again in 1997.

When his children were younger, Dr. Hazard established a tribe of
Y-Indian guides and was a member of Potomac Presbyterian Church,
where he served as a deacon. He also enjoyed family trips.

In retirement, still nostalgic for the first automobile he ever owned, he
joined the Model A Ford Club of America and was hoping to find a
Model A to restore that was similar to the one he drove as a teenager. He
also enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with his son and his brother.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ann Hazard of Lansdowne; two
children, Bob Hazard Jr. of Bethesda and Jeanne Hazard Osborne of
Oak Hill; and two granddaughters.