Dr. Eugene Michael Sullivan Jr., a general and vascular surgeon at Our Lady of Victory and South Buffalo Mercy hospitals, died Wednesday in his Town of Boston home following a one-year struggle with lung cancer. He was 73.
Dr. Sullivan was a highly respected surgeon for 45 years.
He graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical School in 1963 and served two years in the Army before completing his residency at the Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital and the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital.
In 1971, he helped form Southtowns Surgical Associates, P.C., where he worked until his retirement in 2005.
Dr. Sullivan belonged to numerous medical societies and was president of the Buffalo Surgical Society, the Buffalo Medical Alumni Association and the WNY Vascular Society. He was also a member of the Erie County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Eastern Vascular Society, and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Sullivan was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He also was a clinical instructor at State University at Buffalo, as well as Trocaire College. More recently, Dr. Sullivan had worked on the Committee for the Beatification of Father Nelson Baker.
Dr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Roberta A.; three daughters, Mary Colleen House, Amy Lynn and Aileen Marie; a son, Dr. E. Michael II; two sisters, Patricia Hunt and Mary Jane Kelley, and a brother, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna.
Private interment will be at Nativity of our Lord Cemetery.