February 16, 2022; of Williamsville, NY; age 88. Beloved wife of the late Ivan Miklos Krisztinicz, M.D.; mother of Thomas, M.D.; and mother-in-law of Treacy Mallon Krisztinicz, Pharm.D.; dearest grandmother of Treacy Nicole and Thomas Matthew. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Gregory the Great Church.
Irene Krisztinicz had to shoulder the duties of the Presidency earlier than planned because of the untimely death of George Alker. Dr. Irene Krisztinicz was born in Miskolc, Hungary and obtained her medical degree from the University of Debrecen. She served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Semmelweis University from 1966 until 1969, when the family immigrated to Canada and later moved to Buffalo, New York. She completed her second residency in Radiology at SUNY Erie County Medical Center and served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at SUNY Buffalo between 1976 and 1981.
Dr. Irene Krisztinicz served as President of the HMAA with distinction until 1993. These years were exceptionally busy in developing and strengthening our ties with Hungarian medicine. The World Association of Hungarians was organizing a meeting for the summer of 1992 and Irene Krisztinicz was invited to participate. She was honored by the Prime Minister, József Antal by inviting her to the dais at the meeting and she was seated next to him. Several other members of the Board also attended and participated in a round of conferences, newspaper and TV interviews. Alexander Matolcsy, who served as secretary at that time played a leading role in building and nurturing our ties with the mother country.