To The Daily Sun,
I was saddened to learn recently that Dr. Bill Gage had passed away.
Dr. Gage had already been in practice in Laconia for 25 years when I arrived here in 1985. He was "old school"... a pleasant and kind man to deal with as a colleague, always quick with a joke but professional and an excellent surgeon. He always treated me kindly even though I was a wet-behind-the-ears newbie in town.
Dr. Gage practiced here for nearly 40 years, a span that I have to really admire, having made it to 31 years myself. Many of our friends and neighbors are alive now due to having been under the care of those who have left us — men like Bill Gage and his friend Elliott Hastings.
Our town is much the better for their choice to have lived and worked here in Laconia. I just want us all to remember all the now-retired or passed nurses and doctors and all their sacrifices.
John M. Grobman, M.D.
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