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Dr. William C. Black
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Dr. William C. Black

Dr. William C. Black, 86, of Hackensack, NJ, passed on from this life on April 25, 2017. Dr. Black, known as Bill by his friends and family, was born and raised in Rutherford, NJ. He graduated from Brown University in 1953 and Cornell University Medical College in 1957. Following a medical internship, residency, and research fellowship at Saint Luke's Hospital in NYC, he served his country for 3 years as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in New Orleans, Louisiana. During this time, he also held an appointment as an instructor in medicine at Tulane University Medical School. Dr. Black entered private practice in Rutherford in 1964, working first with his father, Dr. LeRoy Black, until his father's death, and then on his own until 1994.

Dr. Black was on the staff of Hackensack University Medical Center (known previously as Hackensack Hospital) from 1964 until his retirement in 2009. While there, he served in various leadership positions, including chief of the Renal Hypertension Division, where he established and supervised Bergen County's first renal dialysis unit; chair of the Department of Medical Education; chair of the Department of Research; and senior vice president of medical academic affairs. He also was instrumental in establishing and co-chairing a nationally recognized annual pediatric conference, now in its 35th year. Following his retirement, Dr. Black worked as a consultant for healthcare executive search firm Foley Proctor Yoskowitz.

Dr. Black was a member of the Bergen County Medical Society; the Medical Society of New Jersey, where he served as a consultant to the Committee on Medical Education; the Nephrology Society of New Jersey, where he served as president from 1975 to 1977; and the Association for Hospital Medical Education of New Jersey, where he served as president from 1987-89. He was active in the church community, serving on the vestry, on search committees, and as a warden at Christ Episcopal Church in Hackensack, and on the charitable Outreach Committee at Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Ridgewood. For all of his many professional accomplishments, Dr. Black will be remembered primarily as a devoted family man by his wife, Wendy (nee Witty); son, Bob Black; daughters Pam Townsend and Allison Levin; daughter-in-law Beth Sherrill; sons-in-law Mark Townsend and Doug Levin; and grandchildren Bailey Black, Olivia Levin, and Teddy Levin. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Outreach Committee of Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. Funeral arrangements made through Feeney Funeral Home in Ridgewood.

Published by The Record/Herald News on Apr. 30, 2017.
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I was Bill's fraternity brother at Brown. I remember once he invited me to spend a weekend at his home in Rutherford, where I met Dr. Black and Bill's Mother. One day we went to New York City, had lunch, and toured the United Nations Building. God Bless you, Bill
Harry Kiakis
April 24, 2021
Harry Kiakis
April 25, 2020
Bill was my best friend during our 4 years at Brown. We met because we both majored in Biology. Bill as a Pre-Med, and I because I liked the subject. I tended to be overly boisterous, but Bill , somehow, had a calming effect on me. I am sure he had the same effect on his many patients. God Bless Bill !
Harry Kiakis
April 24, 2019
I have just learned that Bill has passed away. I was a friend and classmate of Bill at Brown. What a great man Bill was ! My Condolences to Wendy and family.
Harry Kiakis
October 8, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Wendy and family
Arnold & Marisa Byer
May 31, 2017
Dr. Black was a wonderful man. A one in a million. Rest in peace.
carol visco
May 16, 2017

Dick and I were so sorry to learn of Bill's death.
We did not know that he had been ill.
He was a lovely, sensitive, and ethical man
and very accomplished in his field. He was
so kind to Dick when he was hospitalized
at Hackensack Hospital.

Dick and I are thinking of you and send our
deep condolences to you and your family.

Judy & Dick Stillinger
May 4, 2017
Dear Wendy.
we were very saddened by your great loss!
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Our thoughts and prayers are very much
with you and your Family!
With love. Ines and John
Ines and John Apovian
May 3, 2017
inss apovian
May 3, 2017
They say to know the gardener you need only examine his garden. I didn't know Dr Black, but his daughter Pamela is a good friend of mine. She is intelligent and kind, principled, talented, and full of light. She speaks highly of him and it is obvious he raised her well. What an amazing man he must've been. My condolences to his whole family.
Tamela Terry
May 2, 2017
A great loss for his family, those that knew him and for those that never got to meet him! Uncle Bill, you are loved for your deep caring and kindness! You will be in our hearts forever!
Kathy BABB
May 1, 2017
My most sincere condolences to the Black Family. God is our helper in this difficult time. He invites us to throw all our anxieties on him. 1 Peter5:6,7.
Judy Brown
April 30, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4
April 30, 2017
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