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Dr. Paul C. Ronca, Kenmore medical practitioner

July 14, 1930 — Feb. 24, 2016

Dr. Paul C. Ronca of Williamsville, a medical doctor who had his own practice in Kenmore for 33 years, died Wednesday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility. He was 85.

Born in Niagara Falls, Dr. Ronca was a graduate of the former LaSalle High School. He later graduated from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and the University of Buffalo Medical School, where he received his medical degree in 1956.

Following an internship at the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Dr. Ronca served two years in the Army Medical Corps and was stationed in Germany. After completing a residency in international medicine, he opened a private practice in Kenmore.

Dr. Ronca was a member of the Medical societies of both Erie County and New York State and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Deinhart; three daughters, Lori Till, Lucille Phipps and Lynn; four sons, Paul, Peter, Phillip and Patrick; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville. The Mass will be preceded by prayers at 10:15 in Amigone Funeral Home Inc., 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.