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Dr. Hilaire J. Meuwissen

1928 — January 1, 2020

Dr. Hilaire J. Meuwissen, 91, died on January 1, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Born in Holland on November 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Joseph and Johanna (Godshcalx) Meuwissen. He graduated from Universities of Louvain, Belgium and University of Nymegen, Holland, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 1951 and received his doctorate from the University of Nymegen in 1957. His extensive professional career included residency in Pathology and Pediatrics at University of British Columbia, Canada; Medical Fellow Specialist and Instructor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Hospitals; Director of the Immunological Unit, Birth Defects Institute with the NYS Health Dept.;.and Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Division of Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith M. (Vermeulen) Meuwissen, whom he married on April 15, 1958 in the Netherlands; son, Norman P. Meuwissen of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; daughter, Brenda Meuwissen Reik of Hamilton, Montana; granddaughters, Danielle Whitehill of Bellefonte, PA and Jacyntha Reik of Hamilton, Montana; great grandchildren, Allayna and Killian Whitehill; a large extended family and many friends. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 am Monday, January 6 at St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Church or the charity of one’s choice.
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