Frederick Lebaron Hiltz – Shelburne

Frederick LeBaron Hiltz died at Wake Robin in Shelburne on Feb. 20, 2013. Fred was born Nov. 22, 1937, to Lester and Barbara (LeBaron) Hiltz in Boston. He grew up in Milford, N.H. After public school there, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in physiology at Cornell University. Most of his career was in medical informatics, notably in the development of pioneering hospital information systems, in veterinary medicine at Cornell and human medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He served on the board that developed and standardized M, an American National Standard programming language commonly used in the field. Fred married Ann Marion Vosburg of Strafford, Pa., on June 26, 1965. Together they enjoyed a lifetime of piloting small aircraft, hiking, photography, Nordic skiing and bicycling. Wake Robin will hold a Circle of Remembrance at 200 Wake Robin Drive, Shelburne, on April 20, 2013, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wake Robin, especially the Endowment Fund.

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