DOWNEY - Norbert A. Hillecke, MD, passed away June 6 after a long illness.Hillecke was a resident of Downey since 1956 and was a board-certified family physician, practicing in Downey and on the staff of Downey Regional Medical Center until his retirement in 1994. He was born in Berlin, Germany and attended medical school at the Freie University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was an associate clinical professor of family medicine at UC Irvine. Hillecke was a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Medical Association and the American Medical Association. He served on the board of directors of the California Academy of Family Practice and was a member of the Commission on Continuing Education of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also served as commissioner of the Medical Board of California. Hillecke was past president of the Southeast Los Angeles Rotary Club and was a past member of Rotary Club of Downey. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Ruth.
********** Published: June 9, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 8