Dr. Rizal Valencia Pangilinan, 66, chairman of the Wheeling Clinic Eye Institute, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, in Wheeling Hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
A child of God, husband, father and grandfather, he was a widely respected ophthalmologist in the Ohio Valley. He established his practice in Wheeling in 1970.
His hospital affiliations were with the Wheeling Hospital, the Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital. He held positions in numerous charitable, professional, religious and social organizations.
Dr. Pangilinan came to love this area and its people as much as his native Philippines where he was born August 28, 1935, in the capital city of Manila.