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A memorial service for Dr. Robert A. Ullman, a former Buffalo physician and teacher who practiced here for 36 years, was held Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz., his home since 1972.

Ullman died there last Saturday (Dec. 22, 1990) after a long illness. He was 84.

During his years in Buffalo, Ullman, known as Dr. Bob, specialized in pulmonary medicine and continued that specialty in Phoenix, where he was on the staffs of the Maricopa County and Veterans Administration hospitals.

In his memory, his family is sponsoring a center where patients and nurses will be trained to care for persons with lung ailments.

Ullman emulated his father, Julius, who practiced medicine and was a professor at the University at Buffalo Medical School.

Ullman graduated from Hutchinson Technical High School in 1927 and the University at Buffalo Medical School in 1931. For 20 of the 36 years he practiced here, Ullman was on the staff of the Erie County Chest Clinic and was a life fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

A staff member of Buffalo General, Kenmore Mercy and the Veterans Administration hospitals, Ullman was an assistant professor of clinical services at the University at Buffalo student health service unit.

During World War II, Ullman enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the military unit at Buffalo General Hospital.

Ullman was a former president of Buffalo's Maimonides and Aesculapian clubs and was a contributing author to "Buffalo Physician." He was an enthusiastic golfer and bridge player and also a painter.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Cohen, Williamsville; a son, James, Phoenix; a sister, Edna Heymann, and six grandchildren.

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