Dr. John T. Cangelosi, a Buffalo urologist, died Saturday morning at his Amherst home. He was 93.
Dr. Cangelosi, who had offices on Delaware Avenue, practiced at Buffalo General Hospital, Children's Hospital and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.
Born in Dunkirk and a graduate of Dunkirk High School, he received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo in 1936 and was board-certified in urology.
"He regarded it as one of the noblest professions," his nephew, Louis Ciola of Snyder, said about his uncle's passion for medicine.
Dr. Cangelosi served in the Navy from 1939 to 1953, attaining the rank of full commander and serving in World War II. After the war, he was in line to be the personal physician on the presidential yacht for President Harry S. Truman, but the assignment fell through when the boat was decommissioned.
He also worked part time as a medical malpractice reviewer for the Veterans Administration until he was 91.
After his retirement, he spent winters in Palm Desert, Calif., where he attended daily Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He also attended St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Amherst and was a member of the unofficial Sunday morning breakfast club.
Dr. Cangelosi joined the New York Athletic Club in 1947. Other local memberships included Erie County Medical Society, Dante Alighieri Cultural Club, Sienna Club, Bacelli Club and IPRO, a health care evaluation organization.
Survivors include a special friend, Rosella Giancola.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.