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“Dr.Hamady was uber pediatrician and topmost human being.I admire him.He provided care to all my children. I am sorry that he passed away.May he rest...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Muhammad Rafi - Battle Creek, MI

“I just wanted to make people aware of Dr. Hamady's work in the area of child abuse prevention. I first became familiar with his work in this area...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Rita McPhail - Battle Creek, MI

“RIP Doc. You are remembered for being so caring, compassionate, genuine and a class act. Many great times and memories from playing for Doc and the...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Rod Rall - GOBLES, MI - Friend

“A superb Doctor for all 6 of my children.Concern,Compassion and Caring for the little people was always his mantra.Parents were to be tolerated only ...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: David McCowey - Battle Creek, MI

“We will miss going out to dinner with Dr.Hamady on the Battle Creek symphony nights. He had such a good sense of humor, and loved talking to our son...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Paul & Stephanie Fedele & Family - MI

“I worked as a Pediatric Nurse with Dr. Hamady at Community Hospital for many years. Always had a smile and caring heart for the Children and families...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Judy White - battle creek, MI

“What a wonderful legacy of caring Dr. Hamady leaves behind. He was our first daughter's Pediatrician. When we had our 2nd daughter, he had retired. I...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa Price - Gilbert, AZ

“Dr Hamaday was such an awesome individual..Always took time with his patience making sure they and the parents understood and were comfortable with...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Robertdoc Stevens - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dr Hamady taught me geography at Fremont when I was in elementary school. He was such a nice and kind man filled with so much light. Heaven has truly...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Johneisha Adesina - Battle Creek, MI

“Watching Dr. Hamady during a Lions game made me smile. Prayers and hugs to Emil and Mrs. Hamady from Jill and I. ”
10 of 46 | Posted by: Jim and Jill Gaus - Jackson, MI

“Watching Dr. Hamady during a Lions game always made me smile. Prayers and hugs to Emil and Mrs. Hamady from Jill and I. ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Jim and Jill Gaus - Jackson, MI

“This man had the kindest eyes, both of my children had him for their doctor, they always loved to go see him. Also my nephew Michael Tooze did a lot...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Tonya Jettner - Battle Creek, MI

“Dr. Hamady was an amazing, thoughtful and intelligent man. I enjoyed getting to know him through the Institute for Learning in Retirement at KCC. I...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Teresa Durham - Battle Creek, MI

“Rest in power, Doc. You always made me feel at ease and were so kind, even when I was a brat and would cry when I got allergy shots as a kid. My...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Karen Nuelken - San Francisco, CA

“My sincere condolances ”
15 of 46 | Posted by: Rick Cohen - Battle Creek, MI

“RIP Doc. You are remembered for being so caring, compassionate, genuine and a class act. I still have a letter Doc wrote to me after my Mother...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: rod rall - gobles, MI

“My condolences, Im sorry for the loss of a wonderful doctor. ”
17 of 46 | Posted by: Sheryl Keeler Sweeney - FL

“Dr. Hamady made a big impact in the development of the Physician Assistant Program at WMU. He was the first Medical Director of the program. He...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Sherrill Busboom - Kalamazoo, MI

“Doctor Hamady was my pediatrician and when my son was born, was his too! He was an excellent doctor and man who did many wonderful things for people...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Sally Barr - Biscayne Park, FL

“I am sorry. He took such good care of my two daughters Christine (Miller) Burns and Cynthia (Miller) Rochelle. We appreciated him so much. ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Hazel Miller - Battle Creek

“DOCTER HAMADY HE WAS A GREAT DOCTER AND FRIEND HE WILL BE MISSED HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND FOR 30 YEARS AND MY BABY DOCTER AND HIS WIFE IS A GREAT...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Edtracy Asher - Battle creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Hamady. I worked for this wonderful man while my children were young. He was a kind and loving Dr. to all his...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Penny Lok - Battle Creek, MI

“Dr. Hamady was mine and my childrens pediatrician. I also was one of his nurses at Northside Peds. and Community Peds. He was a wonderful, kind,...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Beverly Sidnam - Battle Creek, MI

“My heart-felt condolences to his loving family. He was our loved doctor and helped us so much in raising our children. I will never forget him for...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest easy doc thanks for the memories ”
25 of 46 | Posted by: Brad Hudson - Battle creek, MI

“It was an honor and a privilege to have known Dr. Hamady. He was a kind and caring individual and a great servant to the community. He will be...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Ted Dearing - Battle Creek, MI

“E - I have such fond memories of your dad watching us play softball. He was always so kind and had a smile on his face. Enjoy those memories of a...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Lori Bagwell - Climax, MI

“Dr Hamady was a great doctor. He talked directly to my children and always told me I was doing a great job as a mother. A couple of time I was...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Diane Ringenberg - Marshall, MI

“Godspeed to one of the kindest and most accomplished men that I have ever met. Our world is poorer for his passing. ”
29 of 46 | Posted by: Joe Pearl - Battle creek, MI

“Dr Hamady Took the best care of me when I was child working with my family to assist with my childhood asthma. I kept seeing him even after i got my...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Thomas Fox - Fort Pierce, FL

“Wonderful memories as you cared for our two children. Shelly and Brad. As a young new mother you were always supportive and understanding of all...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon Heath - Mint Hill, NC

“August 13,2019 I worked with Dr. Hamady as an R.N.at Battle Creek Health System, Community Hospital, and Bronson Health System in 1964 to 2008 in...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Linda Yoder - Pekin, IL

“He was a wonderful human being and the best doctor in the world!! He was both of my boys doctor since they were born. 1976 and 1978 the dates my boys...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Sue Parker - Battle Creek, MI

“He was mine and my daughters pediatrician. I just loved him he was such a great Doctor and person. I will always remember a funny story that I have...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Kerri Warnes-Taylor - MI

“Thank you Dr. Hamady. You delivered all of the Hodges boys. My mother still mentioned you just a few short years ago. I also lived in Colombia for 4...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: Timothy Kevin Hodges - Las Vegas, NV

“Dr Hamada was my first child's first pediatrician. I learned lots from him. He was so caring. He even came to the house on the weekend when our son...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Martha Sutton - Chocowinity, NC

“He saved my babies life. I will never forget him..Rest in peace good Dr. you were the best. We need more like you. Prayers for the family and Dr....Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Goss - Battle Creek, MI

“My doctor and my mother's refuge. She is 93 years old and was sad to hear this. But life is. I too loved this man. He comforted me when I was sick as...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa Hamilton - Marietta, GA

“He deliver my son and my Ex-husband. And he was a good Dr. When I took my son for his frist Dr appt. He said that he had a nice rould but. When I was...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Linda Lynn Howard - Kendallville, IN

“DR. HAMADY was the Dr. For my three children, He always gave his full attention and 45 yrs. Later, I still love and cherish his work. My condolences...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Settle - Lancaster, CA

“DR. HAMADY was the Dr. For my three children, He always gave his full attention and 45 yrs. Later, I still love and cherish his work. My condolences...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Settle - Friend

“I'm very sorry to hear of Dr. Hamady passing, he was my Dr. for years when I was a child. ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Janet Wood - Battle Creek, MI

“I was so sorry to hear of the passing of my Dad's longtime partner Dr Hamady. I last saw him at my Dad's funeral 3 years ago. I was amazed at how...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Frank Ferazzi - Houston, TX

“I will always remember Dr. Hamady. So kind,caring, down to earth. Dr. Hamady and Dr. Farezzi were and still are a team. They discovered my heart...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Sophie Mito - Battle Creek, MI

“Dr. Hamady was the finest doctor a new and inexperienced mother in 1965 could ever pray for. However the very young toddler who could barely walk let...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Laura Miller - Battle Creek, MI

“I have no doubt Dr. Hamady will end right up in Heaven. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: Kelly Wolfe - Battle Creek, MI


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Dr. Alfred Hamady, M.D., age 95, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 11, 2019 at the Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia on June 5, 1924 to Emil and Adela Hamady and came to the U.S. in 1935 at the age of 10. Alfred attended school in Peekskill, N.Y., graduated from Columbia University, served in the Navy in WWII in a neuropsychiatric unit, and then attended medical school graduating from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1950. He took his pediatric training in Children's Hospital of Michigan and came to Battle Creek where he practiced for 38 years with Drs. Patrick Ferazzi, Young Lee, and Rene Ayala, retiring in 1991.

In addition to his work with children, Dr. Hamady was active in civic affairs with membership on a number of boards. He was president of the Calhoun County Community Council, which initiated the establishment of the Urban League and Community Action Agency chapters in this area. He was also president of the Western Michigan Pediatric Society and served as medical director of the Physicians' Assistant Program at Western Michigan University. After his retirement he returned to practice part-time at the Family Health Center, taught geography and history at the Fremont School for which he received a Golden Apple Award. Later, he joined the Institute for Learning in Retirement chairing its curriculum Committee and taught classes on American history, Western Civilization, English History, and Islam.

For over 35 years he was Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Battle Creek Health System and for many years was a member of the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on Continuing Education Accreditation.

Dr. Hamady was an avid stamp collector, Detroit Lions and St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed gardening, reading history books, and playing golf and tennis. He was a member of Marywood and Cedar Creek Golf Clubs. In addition, he sponsored and managed softball teams, which over a span of 25 years won numerous championships at the city, district and state level. In two national tournaments his team came in 12th.

Dr. Hamady was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Olga Joseph. He is survived by his wife, Pauline (Adams) whom he married in Kalamazoo in 1959 and by a son, Emil. He was devoted to his family and his work and was close to many friends he made during his life in Battle Creek.

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. A memorial service to celebrate Dr. Hamady's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Dr. Hamady may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.