In Memory

Alan Hamill

Alan Hamill

Alan Irving Hamill, D.O., 46, a physician and medical lecturer, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S. Hulen in Fort Worth. Officiating: Rabbi Stefan Weinberg, Rabbi Sidney Zimelman and Cantor Elliot Rosenbaum. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Bearers of the casket will be Eliot Barnett, Howard Bernstein, Dr. Ron Garber, Lee Kimmell, Mark Tamoglia and Lon Werner.

Memorials: Alan Hamill Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 11739, Fort Worth, Texas 76110.

Alan Irving Hamill, D.O., was born March 4, 1951, in Fort Worth. A graduate of R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Dr. Hamill received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a founding member of the Student Labor and Faculty Coalition.

He received his M.S. in behavioral science from the University of Connecticut, where he founded the Food and Health Cooperative. He was a member of the organizing committee of the National Grey Panthers, a political action group representing senior citizens.

Dr. Hamill received his D.O. from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He used both traditional medicine as well as holistic approaches to treat his patients. He was a founding board member of the Northern Lights Alternative and a long term board member of the Foundation for Human Understanding.

A leader of the foundation's AIDS Resource Center, he was instrumental in initiating many experimental and clinical treatments over the years. He helped found the foundation's Nelson-Toledo Clinic and was a founding member of that clinic's Physician Advisory Board, which was an important partner with area health care providers of HIV and AIDS treatment. He was also an avid supporter of the foundation's Phil Johnson Library.

In addition to being on the board of the AIDS Resource Center, Dr. Hamill was also on its' Scientific Advisory Committee. He also served on the board of Oak Lawn Community Services of Dallas.

Alan Hamill will be remembered as a lover of life, beauty and gardens, and as an aggressive fighter in the battle against AIDS.

Survivors: Parents, Ruth and Milton Hamill of Fort Worth; sisters, Harriet Hamill Anton and brother-in-law, Larry Anton, of Fort Worth; niece, Jennifer Lynn Anton of Dallas; nephew, David Barnett Anton of Dallas; aunts and uncles, Madlyn and Lou Barnett and Myra and Stanley Barnett, all of Fort Worth, and Sophie and William Klein of Delray Beach, Fla.

Ahavath Sholom Cemetery
Fort Worth, TX

Robertson Mueller Harper 1500 Eighth Ave.



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07/19/10 08:12 PM #1    

Kathy Alexander

Fond memories, especially at McLean....Kathy

03/15/11 01:53 AM #2    

Robert Irvin


An artistic, esthetic, and kind man.  Only sought to enhance the refinement of his life and those of others.

06/06/11 02:17 PM #3    

Ann Campbell (Peck)

What an intelligent, wonderful, fun, young man. Great smile. Gone too soon.

02/07/14 03:48 PM #4    

Virginia Hayes (Presnell)

A wonderful friend for so many years. Did we ever have lots of long talks. So many happy memories.  Miss you, Alan.

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