Honoring The Memory of Dr. Mario Stefanini

December 19, 2014

The Board of Trustees, Medical Staff and Employees of Clinch Valley Medical Center would like to honor the memory of Dr. Mario Stefanini, who passed away after a brief illness on December 15, 2014 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York. He was 98 years old. 

Dr. Stefanini was a great man and wonderful physician who dedicated his life to the service of others. For many years, he walked the hallways of Clinch Valley Medical Center tending to patients and rounding on the staff to ensure they were doing well. Not only was he a skilled physician who saved many lives, but he was also a compassionate physician who had a profound impact on the patients he served and on the staff with whom he worked. 

"The entire staff of Clinch Valley Medical Center is deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Stefanini’s family as they go through this difficult time," said Peter Mulkey, Clinch Valley Medical Center’s president and chief executive officer. "We share in their sadness. He will be sorely missed by all of us who had the privilege of working with him. Dr. Stefanini was a great colleague and friend, and I learned so much from him over the years.” 
Mary Ann Strong, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, further reflected “Dr. Stefanini was truly an amazing man with an unmatched dedication to the medical profession that he was called to work until he finally retired at the age of 97.” 

Dr. Stefanini was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Just Stefanini, who died in December 1998; a daughter, Virginia Stefanini Smith, who died in October 2014; and a sister, Clotilde Stefanini Schillaci, who died in September 2012. Survivors include, Marie Stefanini Newman, daughter, Gary Newman, son-in-law, Alexander Newman, grandson, Elizabeth Newman, granddaughter, Dan Smith, son-in-law and Douglas Smith, grandson. 

Our prayers are with the Stefanini family during this very difficult time. May they be comforted in knowing how much Dr. Stefanini meant to the staff and patients of Clinch Valley Medical Center. He will be deeply missed.