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Dr. George Egri, retired urologist was Hungarian refugee

Feb. 1, 1926 – July 17, 2016

Dr. George Egri, of Williamsville, a retired urologist, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 90.

Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, he graduated from medical school after World War II and became a physician in the Hungarian army. A board-certified surgeon, he was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

After the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, Dr. Egri escaped to the United States with his wife and 2-year-old son. After a short period at Gowanda State Psychiatric Hospital, he moved to Buffalo, where he studied urology at the University of Buffalo and E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Egri was a member of the staff at the former Millard Fillmore Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and DeGraff Memorial Hospital and was one of the first urologists at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He retired from his practice at Northtown Urology Associates in 1997.

In retirement, he spent winters in Sarasota, Fla.

His wife of 58 years, the former Catherine Timar, died in 2010.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Steven; two daughters, Marianne and Kathleen; a companion, Vonnie Jones; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Dengler Roberts Perna Funeral Home, 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst.

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