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Dave Meuleman Dies at 55

March 10, 2009

Dave Meuleman passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at the University of Michigan Hospital. He had a long history serving in various capacities at the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan in Ypsilanti. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI 49057. The family will receive friends at 1PM. The phone number is: 269.782.2135.

Dave was born on February 14, 1954, in Cincinnati. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering. In 1980 he received his doctorate in engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For the past five years, Dave had been employed by the General Motors Corporation. Prior to that, he worked for the National Steel Corporation for 23 years.

Dave was active at the Michigan chapter for years. During his graduate school years, he was a camp counselor at Camp Bold Eagle. Later he served as president of the HFM Board of Directors and of the Cascade Hemophilia Consortium. Most recently, he was 1st Vice President of the HFM Board. At the national level, Dave had served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

“He enjoyed working on our public policy/advocacy committee, which he chaired,” said Ivan Harner, Executive Director of HFM. “Dave participated in our state legislative visits and was an articulate spokesman for the bleeding disorders community. We will miss his guiding hand and enthusiasm.”

Dave is survived by his mother and by his children, Sarah Roth of Virginia and Brady Worden of Michigan.