Robert W. Sucsy, Physician Was 94

Feb. 21, 1924 - jan. 9, 2019
Robert W. Sucsy, Feb. 21, 1924 - jan. 9, 2019

Robert Warren Sucsy, a family doctor who practiced in East Hampton for more than 20 years, died at home in Blue Hill, Me., on Jan 9. He was 94 and had been attended in his final days by his wife of 30 years, the former Corinne Byers.

Born on Feb. 21, 1924, in Brooklyn to the former Viola Conrad and Arthur Sucsy, he grew up in Valley Stream and attended the public high school, where he was quarterback of the football team and an accomplished wrestler. 

The parts of his childhood he cherished most were said to be family fishing trips to Maine. 

He attended Amherst College in 1942, but joined the Navy soon after to serve in the war. Deployed to the Philippines as an ensign with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 33, the boat was poised to invade Japan just as the war ended. 

 Dr. Sucsy received his medical degree from Long Island College of Medicine after his service. While in school, he married Grace Evelyn Valentine. The couple lived first in Colorado, where he was a doctor at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, and later in Maryland, where he worked at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

In 1954, they moved to East Hampton. His family said he was known here as a dedicated and tireless physician who often made house calls. He raised his four children in East Hampton after being divorced.

An outdoorsman, Dr. Sucsy loved the woods, and his family said he was most at peace while sitting by a fire in the company of good friends. 

 In 1975, he fufilled his lifelong ambition to live in Maine. He moved to Peter’s Cove in Blue Hill, Me., living full time with his second wife, Judy Morris, whom he had met in East Hampton. The couple moved to Billings Pond Farm, Me., where he married Ms. Byers after his second marriage ended.

In addition to his wife, his children,  Dr. Robert James Sucsy of Newport, R.I., Mark Conrad Sucsy of East Hampton, Peter Valentine Sucsy of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Maral Sucsy Pugh of South Dartmouth, Mass., survive. Nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive as well. 

A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced. Condolences can be sent to P.O. Box 701, Blue Hill, Me. 04614. The family has suggested memorial donations to the Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, Me. 04614.