December 12, 1923 - March 4, 2017 Metropolitan Washington Ear Board of Directors and staff are sad to report that Brother Hilary Mettes, S.T. [Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity], died on March 4, 2017. Brother Hilary was MWE Chairman of the Board since the founding of MWE in 1973. He was dedicated to our mission, providing quiet leadership and wise counsel for over 43 years. Brother Hilary served in his Order for over 63 years, including 33 years in the headquarters of Missionary Servants where he was Secretary General for 26 years. He also served as Director of Communications for the Mission Secretariat, working with the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He served on several Boards, was a faithful volunteer for many years at So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), a soup kitchen in Washington, DC, and worked on his congregation's archives every day. He dedicated his life to serving others. We will greatly miss his quick wit and his ready jokes. But most of all we will miss his goodness, his caring, and his inspiration. He made each of us a better person, and he inspired us to ensure that the Metropolitan Washington Ear always stays true to its mission.