Vincent D. Cuddy, M.D.

Vincent D. Cuddy, M.D.

December 14, 1932 - December 12, 2022

Vincent D. Cuddy, M.D.

December 14, 1932 - December 12, 2022


Vincent Don Cuddy, M.D., died peacefully in his home on December 12, 2022, two days shy of his 90th birthday. His death came less than two months after the passing of Ebba, his cherished wife of 65 years.

Sustained by lifelong practice of his Catholic faith, Vincent was devoted to the family he loved and cared deeply about the health and well-being of families in the community. He was dedicated to his patients’ care and excellence in the field of surgery. Vincent demonstrated an unshakable commitment to integrity, responsibility, honesty, fairness, the importance of education, and performing at one’s best. Together with Ebba, he inspired his family through avid pursuit of activities including camping, biking, skiing, and travel.

Vincent was born on December 14, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA, to James Bernard Cuddy and Elna Jane McKeets Cuddy. As a teen, he contracted rheumatic fever, an experience that left him with a determination to become a physician. After graduating in 1950 from Warwood High School, Wheeling, WV, he completed pre-med studies at West Virginia University before earning his M.D. degree in 1957 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.

It was during his medical training that Vincent and Ebba met and were married in Philadelphia on March 16, 1957. In 1962, they moved with their young family to Beaver Valley, where he joined the growing surgical practice of his medical school mentor, William P. Coghlan, M.D. As a general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon, Vincent treated patients throughout the valley until his retirement in 1996.

Thereafter, he fulfilled a lifelong desire to teach in the classroom and lab, serving as an instructor and mentor of future physicians as an associate clinical professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also earned certification as a master gardener and became a fixture greeting and helping customers at his son’s family-owned nursery business.

Vincent is survived by his children Kimberly (William) Cuddy Crawford, Mark (Penny), Michael (Karla), Becket (Edward) Lung, James, and Jonathan (Christina), along with 18 grandchildren and step grandchildren—Jennifer (Mark) Sigmund, Susan (Nathan Baird) Crawford, Kelly (B. Jay) Weiss, and Magdelaine Crawford; Joshua (Cassandra); Brandon (Mandy), Stephanie (Luke) Wanchock, Levi, and Nicole; Gabriela and Gisela; Josiah (Natalie), Elisha, Gideon, and Naomi Lung; Carson, Jackson, and Landon—and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loyal brother, Bernard (Mary) Cuddy, nieces Cara (Andrew) Milgram and Cristen Krebs, sisters-in-law Charlotte (Ronald) Robinson and June Hagstrom, nephews Chris (Amy) Hagstrom and Guy Hagstrom, and dear cousins and grand nephews and nieces.

In addition to Ebba and his parents, Vincent was preceded in death by sons John Kevin, David, and Don, and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends will be received from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 18, at the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home, 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa. Interment will be private.

Those considering a memorial contribution may make it to a charity of their choosing.


  • Date & Time: December 18, 2022 (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 117 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (724) 846-4500

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4 responses to Vincent D. Cuddy, M.D.

  1. Donna Vohar says:

    Kim, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your Dad. And also to the rest of your family.

    I remember when we were classmates at Chatham College. We met him in town for an cultural event and he treated us all at a nearby restaurant, which I think was a club that he belong to. He showed us such a wonderful evening. He will be greatly missed.
    I pray the Lord’s comfort to be upon you & your family as you begin to mourn his passing.
    Sincerely, Donna Vohar, Chatham college, 1979 to 1980.

  2. Susan holt says:

    Feel very sad to hear this news.
    Worked many years in the OR with dr Cuddy.
    Cared very deeply about him.
    Wonderful man and surgeon.
    Rest In Peace dear Dr and loving man.

    Susan (Snedeker) Holt

  3. Daniel Tsai says:

    Goodbye, Dr. Cuddy. Thank you for opening your hearts and letting me into your lives. I cherish all the memories.

  4. May Vince’s example of caring, giving, and loving live on in each one of us.

    He has blessed us.

    We wish Vince a safe passage to a glorious reunion.

    With love from Leslie, Albert, and Rebecca Short

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