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May 27, 2010 - 8:52am


posted by Michael Tomaszewski.

dr. siegel portrait.jpgDr. Alan L. Siegel, a prominent local Ophthalmologist died Wednesday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 57 while under the care of Hospice.

He was born January 3, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Samuel Siegel & Phyllis (Dobry) Siegel of Florida. Dr. Siegel received his Bachelor's from Colgate University and his Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and served his Ophthalmology residency at Boston University Hospital.

Upon coming to Batavia Dr. Siegel along with his partners established University Eye Specialists in Batavia which was later expanded to many communities throughout Genesee, Livingston & Wyoming counties.

Active in the community he was a member of the Batavia Lions Club, Board Member of Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., Batavia City School Board where he served two years as its President, Past President of the Medical Staff at UMMC, Board of Trustees for UMMC and its Chief of Ophthalmology. An avid Sabres and Yankees fan he was a wonderful son, husband and father. The last few years were dedicated to caring for his wife Rosemary who suffers from ALS and spending time with his children whom he was most proud of.

Surviving along with his mother is his beloved wife Rosemary (Sauter) Siegel of Bethany; loving son William Siegel and loving daughter & son-in-law Jacqueline (Stuart) McLean all at home. Mother-in-law Agnes McWilliams of the Bronx; brother Howard (Marcia) Siegel of Pittsburgh along with a niece Bryna (David) Finer of Vermont and nephew Scott (Megan) Siegel of Florida, 

The Siegel family will be present from 2-5 PM & 6-9 PM Saturday May 29, 2010 at the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC where a Celebration of Life for Dr. Siegel will take place at 1:00 PM Sunday May 30, 2010. In lieu of flowers in his honor the family requests contributions be made to HomeCare & Hospice, Volunteers for Animals or the UMMC Hospital Foundation. 

Arrangements were completed by the Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral & Cremation Chapel, LLC 4120 West Main Street Road Batavia, New York 14020 ~ for more information call  (585) 343-7500.

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