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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Rolando Vilar

Rolando E Vilar

December 16, 1952 - May 9, 2020
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Rolando E. Vilar, MD, a resident of Fishkill since 2013 and formerly of Mississippi and Pleasantville, passed away at home on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was 67.

Son of Ignacio and Venancia (Estrella) Vilar, he was born in Manila, Philippines on December 16, 1952. Dr. Vilar studied medicine at UERMMC in the Philippines and received his medical degree in 1977. He emigrated to the United States in 1980 and completed his fellowship at New York Medical College in Valhalla.

Dr. Vilar was the Director of the St. John’s Riverside Hospital NICU in Yonkers from 1996-2004. He also worked as an associate professor at New York Medical College - Westchester Medical Center NICU. Dr. Vilar was currently practicing at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, where he began working in 2011.

On July 19, 1980, he married Maria Corpus in Manila. Maria survives at home in Fishkill.

Additional survivors include his son, Ronald “Vinney” Vilar & his wife Elaine Baker; his son, Thomas Vilar & his husband Kyle Shepard; his daughter, Christina Vilar; his grandson, Liam Vilar; and many other loving relatives & friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Isagani Vilar, in 2013.

Dr. Vilar was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to those who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Here is a video honoring his life.

All services are private at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, NY 12524. For online tributes, you can visit Dr. Vilar’s Book of Memories at
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Love, Your Starbucks Family

Posted at 12:49pm
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Sending our deepest condolences, and all the healing energy during your time of mourning.
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Tita Lina Paulino

Posted at 01:38pm
Sonny, you truly were a jolly good fellow, nobody could ever deny. You are dearly loved. Gone, never to be forgotten. Love, Tita Lina & family.
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Ismael MTrinidad

Posted at 04:22am
To my ever real friend, Sonny, I will always remember you, always there to boost us when we were down, uplift our spirits when we need it, the only thing I didn’t agree with you was you went away ahead of us, nobody will tell us to stand up and get over it and lick our own wounds, only you I treasure your word of wisdom, till I see then in the next life brother, may the Almighty Father bless you and shine over your soul. I should have told this but I will pray you can see this message. Thank you friend. Bro Ismael Trinidad MD.

Sharon Moran

Posted at 10:56am
Sonny was a kind and caring doctor at WMC . It was always a pleasure working with him. He will be missed!!
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Edgardo “ eggie” Protacio

Posted at 08:29pm
Knew sonny since pre med.. was one of the good guys , fun to be with. Remember fondly playing basketball with sonny during med school... he even coached the class team ... sadly we never became champions during our 4 yrs in med school ( did manage to come in second twice... close but no cigar).. never saw him after med school.. deeply saddened by his passing..wished i could have played one last game with him..

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