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Dr. Horace M. Rosteing, Buffalo General surgeon

Sept. 29, 1930 – Dec. 24, 2014

Dr. Horace M. “Mike” Rosteing of Williamsville, a longtime surgeon for Buffalo General Medical Center, died Wednesday in his Williamsville home after a short illness. He was 84.

Born in Manhattan, Dr. Rosteing was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in Brooklyn. He earned a bachelor’s degree at St. John’s University and a medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

An Army veteran, Dr. Rosteing joined Buffalo General in 1962, specializing in general surgery. He retired in 2013.

Family members said he was credited with developing one of the first computerized medical records programs in Buffalo.

Dr. Rosteing was a member of Erie County Medical Society, Upstate Medical Alliance and Boule Professional Society .

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marjorie; a son, Kevin; a daughter, Kim; and a brother, Allan.

A memorial Mass will be offered at noon Tuesday in Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 317 Leroy Ave.

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