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Belinda Halter

Belinda Halter was born in Oklahoma October 12, 1950 and died in New York September 2, 2022. Not much is known about her life prior to coming to New York. She was an only child, long divorced, without children and her parents deceased so she was without known family. When she first came to Binghamton about twenty years ago, she initially worked for about.com as an expert on television game shows. Belinda eventually got a job as an administrative assistant with the Binghamton Clinical Campus of the College of Medicine, part of SUNY Upstate Medical University. In this role, she was instrumental in making changes at the Dr. Garabed A. Fattal Community Free Clinic (sponsored by the Clinical Campus) that enabled the Clinic to see as many as 100 patients/week in two evenings and continue operating for 15 more years. The Clinic provided primary care and medications, at no cost to the patients who all lacked insurance. Belinda retired in 2012. Her health problems, including diabetes and compounded by COVID, led to her death. Her small circle of friends knew her to be pleasant, fiercely independent, very private, and very resourceful even as her health declined, and she lost her sight. She will be missed by those who knew her. In addition to her friends, she leaves behind her beloved cat, Lucky. In keeping with her wishes, no funeral took place. She was buried in the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve on September 7.


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