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Thomas A. "Tom" Raab, M.D.

October 17, 1951 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 69)


Thomas A. "Tom" Raab, M.D.
of Orchard Park, at the age of 69 on April 11th, 2021.

Beloved husband of Patricia J. (nee Makey) Raab.

Dear Father of Patrick T., Brian M., Colleen P. (Ryan) Santacrose, Michael J., Claire P. and Timothy E. Raab.

Son of the late Albert and Mary Louise (nee Harrington) Raab.

Brother of Diane (Ralph) Hallett, Mary (John) Krzan and the late James (Judith) Raab.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation Friday, April 30th from 3-7 p.m. at NORMAN E. GANNON & SONS, Inc. FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Ridge Rd.; Lackawanna (824-4000).

“Please remember that Face Coverings and a 6 foot separation are required.  With the current Capacity Restriction, your entry into our Funeral Home may be delayed.  Thank you for the comfort and support to the family and your patience in following the Mandated Restrictions."

Friends are invited to join the family for The Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Saturday May 1st at 10:30 a.m.  The Funeral Mass will be Live-Streamed at 

Tom Raab will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, generosity, and zest for life.  His enduring passion of caring for others was only surpassed by his love for family and friends. 

Tom enjoyed coaching his children's sports teams, playing soft ball for his beloved "Cardiac Kids," serving as Boy Scout Pack 285 Cubmaster and Committee Member of BS Troop 400, and a member of the Nativity of Our Lord parish's Health Ministry and Eucharistic Minister.

He was board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He held the position of Chief of Infectious Diseases at Mercy Hospital since 1982.  Throughout his lifelong career with Mercy Hospital and Catholic Health, he held numerous hospital and system appointments, including Director of Mercy’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, Chairman of the hospital’s Department of Medicine, President of the Medical Staff, a member of the system’s Acute Care Board of Directors, and most recently, Associate Chair of Medicine for Catholic Health.  He embodied Catholic Health’s values of Reverence, Compassion, Justice, and Excellence in the delivery of quality patient care, leadership, and professional interactions. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom’s memory to the Thomas A. Raab, M.D. Memorial Fund.


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April 30, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norman E. Gannon & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home
1075 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Mass of Christian Burial
May 1, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica
767 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218


The Thomas A. Raab, M.D. Memorial Fund
145 Hobby Lane, Orchard Park NY 14127

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