Dr. James T. McHale, Jr.
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- December 15, 2023
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Dr. Jim McHale was a mainstay of one of the finest teams ever to represent Mount Carrmel Catholic High School. The 1946 squad, which he captained, lost only one game…a 6-0 loss to McSherrystown Catholic in which the winning touchdown was scored on a trick play. He letteed for four years with the Rams as a two-way tackle.
After graduation he enrolled at Villanova University. He transferred after one year and moved to the University of Scranton. During the three years he lettered at Scranton, he was a dominant force both offensively and defensively. He made Little All American during his final year at Scarnton.
After graduation he attended Buckenll University form where he received an M.S. in Chemistry. He then began medical school at Georgetown University….receiving his M.D. from there in 1957.
He went on to become a general surgeon and then a thoracic surgeon, obtaining these specialties while serving in the U.S. Navy for 16 years. He was in private practice in Gaithersburg, Maryland when he died in 1980 f a brain tumor following a 10 month illness. He left a wife and five children.