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BISSELL, Dr. William Bradford

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Dr. William Bradford Bissell, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Shelter Island, New York, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, after a brief illness of metastatic melanoma. He was the beloved husband of forty-four years to Carmen Hoge Bissell. He was born in New York City in 1923 and attended Choate School and Yale University 1945 W. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1948. He did his rotating internship at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He did his residencies and fellowships at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, New York Hospital, Sloan Kettering Memorial Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bissell was a pathologist in the Army at the 98th General Hospital, Munich and the 125th Station Hospital in Berlin, German. He was on the staff of Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pennsylvania and at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, J.T. Mather Memorial Hospital, St. Charles Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital as the Director of Pathology and Laboratories, all on Long Island, New York. Dr. Bissell was the owner and director of Bay Shore Medical Laboratory in East Patchogue and Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. In 1989, the Laboratory was purchased by Smith Kline B. L. He was a Fellow Emeritus of the College of American Pathologists, a fellow Emeritus of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Society of Cytology. He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the English Speaking Union of Palm Beach. He was a member of the Yale Club of New York, The Shelter Island Yacht Club and, for many years, a member of the Bathing Corporation of Southampton, The Meadow Club and Shinnecock Golf Club. Dr. Bissell was raised in Suffield, Connecticut. His parents were Karl Hauck Bissell and Phoebe Doelger Bissell, also of Hopewell, Jamaica, British West Indies. He was from a family of five sons and one daughter. He was also the nephew of the late William Doelger of Palm Beach. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to Dr. William Bradford Hoge Bissell, his wife Dr. Rachel Bruce Bissell, granddaughters, Phoebe and Charlotte of Arlington, Vermont; William Shepard Fast and his children, William Brendan, Lisa Marie and Andrew of Poultney, Vermont; Caroline Hoge Federowicz, her husband, Dr. Dan Federowicz and their four daughters, Christina, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Alexandra of Vestal, New York, Barbara Hoge Moran and her husband, Steve Moran of Palm Beach and son, James Corthell Young. He is also survived by eighteen wonderful nieces and nephews. Dr. Bissell attended the Royal Poinciana Chapel since 1987 where the service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make any remembrance to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 in Memory of Dr. William Bissell.
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013
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