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Richard F. Hnat ’54

Published in Oct. 25, 2006, issue

Dick died July 16, 2006, in Miami.

He prepared for college at the Pingry School in Elizabeth, N.J. A biology major at Princeton, he was a member of Cannon Club and played varsity football and baseball. He subsequently graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1958, served in the Army from 1959 to 1961, and subsequently completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

During his career, Dick was an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and an associate professor at Cornell Medical School, and practiced at Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital until his retirement in 1989. He belonged to numerous medical societies in his specialty.

The class extends its sympathy to Dick's wife of 50 years, Sylvia; his son, Frederick; daughters Nancy and Katherine; and his nine grandchildren.

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Nancy Pera Says:

2010-08-30 10:52:37

Sylvia -- Although it has been years ago, we are sad to know of Dick's death. My husband, George, was associate pastor at Central Presbyterian. Dick was in the delivery room when our David was born 45 years ago today and Dick announced the good news to George: a boy! Last week a friend who lived in Morristown said Dick delivered her baby. We think Dick would have enjoyed this serendipity. Hope you and your family are all well and content. Nancy Pera (
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