on July 18, 2013 - 11:48 PM
, updated July 19, 2013 at 1:59 AM
Sept. 12, 1942 – July 15, 2013
Dr. Sixto Ramos Maceda III, an obstetrician and gynecologist heavily involved with St. Joseph Community Hospital even after his retirement, died Monday in Amherst. He was 70.
A native of Manila, Philippines, Dr. Maceda, also known as “Chitong,” relocated to Buffalo in the 1960s with his medical degree from the University of the Philippines. He completed his residency at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Maceda worked at St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital between 1971 and 2012, serving as chairman and on the executive committee..
Dr. Maceda retired from private practice in 2005 but continued to work once a week at the women’s health clinic at St. Joseph until 2012.
He was involved with the Western New York Filipino community, serving as president of the Filipino American Association of Western New York and as treasurer and president of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Association of Western New York.
Photography was a passion for Dr. Maceda, who especially enjoyed snapping photos of nature and wildlife. He received recognition for his work from the Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club. Golf and gardening were among the other leisure activities he enjoyed.
Dr. Maceda is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Lilia R. Lim; a daughter, Aimee Lynn Richman; two sons, Jose Sixto Maceda and Mark Steven Maceda; and seven siblings, Constancia, Lourdes, Gonzolo and Tomas Maceda, Honoria Leyes, Mesalina Poblete and Vina Pena.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court. Amherst, after prayers at 8:15 in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.