Dr. Wilhelmina Paglinauan, a retired internist who practiced in the Golden Ring area of Baltimore County and was among the leaders in Baltimore’s Filipino medical neighborhood, passed away of cancer issues Might 4 at her Timonium house. She was 80.
Born in the Philippines in the Cagayan province, she at first dealt with her moms and dads in a town outside Ballesteros. She was the child of Pedro Cafugauan, a school principal, and his other half, Severina, an instructor.
When the Japanese military got into the nation, her household took her to a safe town and resided in the evacuation location throughout The second world war. Her dad, who enjoyed history, called her after Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, a sign of the Dutch resistance and determination throughout The second world war, relative stated.
She was class valedictorian at her high school in Ballesteros and made her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She was later president of the school’s Maryland alumni chapter. She was a previous president of the Association of Philippine Practicing Physicians in Maryland.
” She wished to pertain to America,” stated her child, Rev. Maria Cristina C. Paglinauan. “Her moms and dads were not too pleased about it, however it was my mom’s dream. She had loved ones who were currently there.”
She did her medical internship in Kentucky– a senior couple assisted her with travel costs– and pertained to Baltimore about 1967. She did her residency in internal medication at Sinai Medical facility. She continued her training in Newark, New Jersey, at the New Jersey College of Medication’s Harrison S. Martland Center. She likewise had a fellowship in hematology.
She satisfied her future other half, Dr. Teodulo J. “Ted” Paglinauan at a Christmas celebration hosted by his medical schoolmate. They ended up being naturalized U.S. people in 1983, and practiced medication together till her retirement in 2010.
After leaving New Jersey and going back to Maryland, she formed a multi-specialty medical group in 1976. She and her other half purchased an existing practice and developed the Golden Ring Medical Center on Philadelphia Roadway with Dr. Danilo Santos and Dr. Claro Pio Roda.
” She was extremely caring to her clients. They enjoyed and loved them. She cared for them and did follow ups. She was a really capable doctor,” stated Dr. Pio Roda, a close household buddy and cosmetic surgeon. “She had a great deal of compassion.”
” Individuals fell for her,” stated her child. “She was a lovely, gleaming force.”
She and her other half resided on Chantrey Roadway in Timonium starting in 1974. They likewise had a retirement community in Las Vegas where she visited her pals.
Dr. Paglinauan was a passionate ballroom dancer. She participated the mingling within her medical association and the Filipino neighborhood.
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” My moms and dads and their ballroom dancing neighborhood often leased the Atlantic Ballroom in Towson,” her child stated.
Dr. Paglinauan likewise made silk flower plans to embellish her house and provide as presents to pals.
” She was an outbound and favorable woman. She was constantly dressed to the nines,” stated Tim Coulson, a next-door neighbor. “She was thoughtful and when she prepared foods for the vacations she made certain I had some. And when we satisfied up and talked, she would inform of me of her grandchildren’s achievements.”
Dr. Paglinauan was a devout Roman Catholic with unique dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Our Girl of Lourdes. She and her other half participated in the Church of the Nativity for several years prior to signing up with Spotless Conception parish in Towson.
” She enjoyed assisting her next-door neighbors and pals, providing them medical suggestions and choices,” her child stated. “She likewise had an eager style sense and taken pleasure in sewing.”
Survivors include her other half of 53 years, Dr. Teodulo J. Paglinauan, a retired internist; 2 children, Rev. Maria Cristina C. Paglinauan of Baltimore and Nerissa C. Paglinauan of Windsor Mill; a sibling, Ildefonso Cafugauan of Manila; and 4 grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Might 9 at the Church of the Spotless Conception, 200 Ware Ave. in Towson, where she was a member.