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BICKELMANN, Albert G. Jr., M.D.

BICKELMANN, Albert G. Jr., M.D.

Bickelmann - Albert G. Jr., M.D. Age 89, of Fort Myers, FL died on March 22, 2016 at Hope Hospice, Lehigh Acres, FL. He was born on November 22, 1926 in Buffalo, NY, a child of Albert and Florence Bickelmann Sr. An Army veteran, he graduated from Canisius College with a BS in Chemistry and went on to obtain a Medical Doctorate from the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1953. Dr. Bickelmann taught medical science and practice and became Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Buffalo, The Washington Hospital Center, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, DC and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science from 1958 to 1990. In addition, from 1964 to 1966, he was Chief of Staff at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA after which he entered private practice in Buffalo, NY specializing in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. In 1972, Dr. Bickelmann took a position with New York Telephone Company as their Area Medical Director for the Buffalo area. He was promoted to Corporate Medical Director for Bell Atlantic in 1978 in the Washington, DC Corporate office where he worked until retiring in 1991. Much of his downtime was spent at his family cottage in Canada which, over the course of almost 50 years, was the place where countless of his family's best friends, family and times could be found. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sara M.; his sons, Bruce (Amy) and Paul (Cindy), and grandchildren, Jenna, John, Joseph, Alexandra and William. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com.

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