TRICOMI--Vincent Vincent Tricomi, M.D., a noted obstetrician and gynecologist, who spent his medical career of 50 years in Brooklyn, died on October 1, 2011. He was 90 years old. He was born in Long Island City and raised in Woodside, Queens. At the age of 16, he enrolled at Syracuse University from which he graduated in 1942. After college he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While stationed in England he met his future wife, Marie, who was serving as a U.S. Army nurse. They married in 1949. He received his medical degree in 1950 from the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency in obstetrics and gyncecology at Kings County Hospital in 1955. Dr. Tricomi's clinical practice and administrative career progressed to his becoming Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Vice President for Medical Affairs, the Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and finally Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. He served as the Clinical Associate Dean and as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tricomi was the coordinator of the Fifth Pathway Program at Downstate and Advisor to the Chancellor of St. George's University School of Medicine. He was also appointed Chairman of District II of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He lectured and published extensively, both nationally and internationally, and further contributed to his discipline by supervising one of the most productive and successful residency programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the nation, graduating over 125 residents. Dr. Tricomi also delivered several thousand babies during his career. Among his many honors and professional associations, he was a Bowen-Brooks Scholar, a fellow of the New York Obstetrical Society and the Brooklyn Gynecological Society, and an affiliate of the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as a Knight of Malta. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Marie, he is survived by six children: Francis, Mary (Nicholas) Marotta, Nancy (Robert) Capobianco, Ellen (Ed) Schantz, Charles, and Linda (Ray) Rizio, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY on Tuesday, October 4th, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Manhasset, NY on Wednesday, October 5th at 11am. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY.
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Published in The New York Times on Oct. 4, 2011