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Former Hawaii Chapter President Dies at 62

Stanley Gordon Yates II, MS, died on Saturday, January 24, 2009, in Ele’ele, Hawaii. He was 62 years old.

Yates was born in Colfax, Washington, in 1946. He was a biochemist. Yates was a former President of the Hemophilia Foundation of Hawaii. From 1987 through the mid-1990s, he served as the consumer representative on the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC). “He had to fly all the way from Hawaii to the East Coast to make the meetings, which took him two days, so he was a very dedicated representative,” said Marion Koerper, MD, a long-time MASAC member.

“It was with great sadness that I learned of Stan Yates’ death,” said Raymond Stanhope, NHF’s board chair. “Stan was a member of the Men’s Advocacy Network of the NHF (MANN) program and was the MANN coordinator in Hawaii. This is a huge loss for the bleeding disorders community.”

Yates is survived by his wife, Diane Maier-Yates.  A memorial service was held on January 29, 2009, at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ.