Dr. Stuyvesant passed away November 21, 2017
July 12, 1928 – November 21, 2017
V. Wilfred Stuyvesant ’56, age 89, was born on July 12, 1928, in Fullerton, California, and passed away on November 21, 2017, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He attended Madison College and Southern Missionary College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1952. He graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1956.
From 1957 to 1959, he served as a physician at the Alaska Native Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, then returned to Loma Linda where he completed a residency in pathology. From 1963 to 1966, he was a research fellow at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he investigated and published papers in immunology, then he returned to Loma Linda where he continued his research as an Assistant Professor of Pathology until 1970.
In 1971, he started a pathology practice at Madison Hospital in Madison, Tennessee, where he worked until his retirement. The creativity and curiosity that led to his love of research continued, finding expression in his investigation of natural phenomena, his nature photography, a variety of entrepreneurial ideas, and his constant drive to have an even better garden. He served on the boards of several Adventist organizations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Sarah (Huenergardt) Stuyvesant; a sister, Elisabeth Heidinger; and a grandson, Derek Page. He is survived by his wife, Florence (Nelson) Stuyvesant ’56; his daughters and sons-in-law Ruth and Robert Chesnut, Cheryl and Darryl Hosford, Heather and Vincent Page, and Valerie and Daniel Anderson; his sister Carolyn Stuyvesant; and grandchildren Andrew and Daniel Hosford, Kristen Page, and Darren and Jolene Anderson.
The family suggests that gifts in his memory be sent to Adventist World Radio.
(Source: Family of Dr. Stuyvesant)