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Edward P. Ginouves

October 14, 1927 - November 6, 2021

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Edward P. Ginouves

Edward P. Ginouves, MD of Hudson, New York died on November 6, 2021. He was 94.

He was born October 14, 1927, to Albert Paul Ginouves, an accountant, and Consuelo Clarise Parga Ginouves, a nurse, in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Edward spent his early youth in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The family later relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, a Christian Brothers school.

After his graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Aptitude testing discerned his ability for codes and led to training in cryptography. Stationed initially in Illinois, he later shipped off from the west coast to serve on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Post-discharge, Edward matriculated at Sampson College, which was one of the many temporary colleges set up for the great influx of servicemen returning to civilian life. He was subsequently accepted to St. Louis University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.

During the war years, Edward met Mary Rita Mach of Queens, New York while she was working at the Carl L. Norden defense plant in New York City. A courtship ensued, and during his first semester of medical school, he returned to Brooklyn to wed his sweetheart on December 26, 1950 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Queens. They left by rail for St. Louis that same night. The years spent in medical school were lean, with Mary supporting them by working as a bookkeeper.

Edward was recognized for high academic achievement and elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society, prior to his graduation in 1954. An internship, fellowship and residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, culminated in his appointment as that institution’s first Chief Resident.

In 1960, prominent Hudson, New York physician Dr. John L. Edwards tasked himself with identifying a promising young physician to practice in Columbia County. Albany Medical Center Chair of Medicine Dr. Richard Beebe enthusiastically recommended Edward as an ideal candidate, which led to the family relocating to Hudson.

Board-certified in Internal Medicine, his medical practice in Hudson spanned over three decades, 25 years of which he was also the physician for the Firemen’s Home of the State of New York. He also served as chapter president of a New York State branch of the American Heart Association.

He is survived by Mary, his wife of 70 years, and his children Paul (Gwen Francis) of Saratoga, California, Edward (Gina) of Cedar City, Utah, and Mary Elizabeth Ferguson (Richard) of Malta, New York, as well as three grandchildren, Jonathan, Jeffrey and Devin.

He was a man who was endlessly generous to so many, with nary a need for acclaim; a personification of Winston Churchill’s assertion that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Visitation hours at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home are Friday November 19, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Graveside services will be Saturday November 20, at 11:00am in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Dr. Ginouves was my doctor for many years. He was a very good doctor. I still remember an oft quoted comment he used. "Life can be short- We all hang by a slender thread."


My father, William Kirk, Jr, was Superintendent of the Firemen's Home during the good doctor's employment there. He was my personal physician also. I have very fond memories of him. My condolences and blessings to his family.

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