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Dr. Alberto Lopes Daconceicao

Dr. Alberto Lopes Daconceicao

February 8, 1936 - May 12, 2017     Age: 81

Dr. Alberto Lopes Daconceicao, age 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 12, 2017 at U.F. Shands in Jacksonville, Florida.
He was born in Castelo Branco, Portugal on February 8, 1936, the son of the late Januario and Maria Lopes Daconceicao. He attended schools in Angola, Africa and Lisbon, Portugal. In 1958 he graduated from the Universidad De Coimbra with his medical degree.
He came to the United States to become a board certified surgeon and then Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Lopes as he is best known, practiced medicine for 52 years in an exact and caring manner. Dr. Lopes was Chief of Radiation Oncology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI from 1973 until 1982. He then practiced medicine at Batavia Radiation Oncology in Batavia, NY and Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY. In 2007 Dr. Lopes retired to Amelia Island and enjoyed his hobbies which included travel, reading and exercising.
Dr. Lopes leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Mimi Bordow Daconceicao and his cherished children; Jeffery (Jenny) Lopes and Melanie M. Lopes. His other European and American families include two loving sisters; Cecelia Daconceicao, Natalina D. Simoes and her children Ana Maria, Jose Alberto and son Jose Eduardo Simoes, his loving brother-in-law David Bordow and his son Elie Ben Bordow.
Special thanks to his Oncology nurses and teams at Rochester General Hospital (Cheryl Erdle and Gretchen Robjohns) and Batavia Radiation Oncology (Kathy Klippel and Sue Hartrick)
Many friends, associates and patients will remember him dearly. He was a dynamic and productive person and wonderful provider to all those whose lives he touched.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

My father
He was a heart In whom boundless generosity found reservoir
While reserved, even taciturn around the throng,
He was as a spring, speaking to one or two
He pondered and puzzled broadly, thoroughly, inwardly
And, I suspect, spoke a language to himself
Altogether different from any of those several he spoke with others
My father, He was a mind
In whom vastness was welcome
All disciplines merely fragments of the monad
He sought to synthesize,
Harmoniously, mathematically, kindly
Toiling a lifetime amidst the irreducible complexity,
The narrow strand that distinguishes life from oblivion
My father, He was a spirit
In whom confoundment was manifold
Whose interminable exploration, consumption, digestion, integration,
And processional recursion
Was both a reflection of his voracity and desire for veracity,
And the inexplicability of his palpably felt and savored experiences
He mightn’t have ever claimed it
But his scientific pursuit was the art of life
Discovering its creativity, generativity, ever-outward blossoming
I carry him with me,
Persisting , Perduring
Interminably inquiring and acquiring
And from him
We are all of us, whom he knee

A bit wiser, more analytical, diligent, and kinder

This letter shows the care and compassion that Dr. Lopes had for each and every patient he seen.


19 Condolences

  • Richard Tarney Posted May 12, 2017 5:31 pm

    Beautiful memory.

  • John and Kathy Brooks Posted May 12, 2017 5:51 pm

    In loving memory of a good friend and a gentle but passionate man whose intellect never failed to amaze us, we will miss him forever.

  • Thomas Lane Posted May 12, 2017 7:09 pm

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. May God comfort you and your family.

  • Nanci Kligman and Tony Rodrigues Posted May 12, 2017 7:29 pm

    Alberto will always have a place in our hearts. He will be sorely missed.

  • Frank, Alice, Alfie, Luca Chien Posted May 12, 2017 7:34 pm

    We still remember the day we first met Alberto (and Mimi). The resilience, intelligence, principles, and most important of all, the love for his family he exhibited were simply astonishing. To us, he was a loving father, loyal husband, and a wise man who gave us precious advices about everything in life. His life was colorful, growing up in foreign country and immigrated to US. We found immediate affinity because of similar background as well as his inner strength. He was a fighter, consistently pursing knowledge in the world, immersing himself in the art of medicine to better serve his patients, at the same time while providing to his family and strived to be a role model for his children. We can imagine his life stories being proudly and eagerly shared with his grandchildrens one day. The world lost a good citizen but his legacy lives on.

  • Harry Henning Posted May 12, 2017 10:56 pm

    Alberto never ceased to amaze me with the depth and veracity of every conversation that he shared. There was no subject unworthy of deep intellectual evaluation and inquiry. His soft probing voice always left one amazed at the depth of this man’s curiouity.

  • Terry and Katy McCollum Posted May 12, 2017 11:41 pm

    What a lovely man. So blessed to have met him in our retirement to Amelia Island. Mimi we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Dick and Betty Berke Posted May 13, 2017 8:40 am

    Mimi and family,
    We were so very saddened when we heard about Doc.Such a truly wonderful man and friend. Always a listener and a helper. Committed to making the world a better and happier place. Never will be forgotten.
    Dick and Betty Berke

  • Ana Maria da Conceição Simões Posted May 14, 2017 6:23 am

    Adeus Tio Alberto ( good bye uncle Alberto). Serás o meu eterno Padrinho e sempre presente amigo ( will be my eternal godfather and present friend ) . Em Português e na tua língua materna, muita SAUDADE ( in Portuguese’s language , because you born Portuguese, much ‘saudade’ ) . Por fim, com muito amor e que Deus te proteja, beijos de toda a Família portuguesa, Natalina, Cecília, José Alberto, Eduardo, e eu, Ana Maria (At last, with much love, God blesse you and kisses from the Portuguese’s Family, Natalina, Cecília, José Alberto, Eduardo and me, Ana Maria ). Até um dia… ( Until one day… )

  • Barbara & Gene Sokolowski Posted May 14, 2017 1:46 pm

    Dear Mimi our thoughts are with you and your family. We are sad to have lost such a gentle man, friend and neighbor. Alberto would always encourage me to keep planting pretty flowers in front of condo when he walked Tina. He said I had green thumb and it reminded him of Portugal. Gene too will miss him, Bless your family.

  • Helena Lopes Neves Posted May 15, 2017 7:15 am

    Sentidas condolências a toda a família, da prima Lenita e família

  • Jennifer Sailors Posted May 15, 2017 12:58 pm

    Mimi, my heart is breaking for you. I am blessed with your friendship. Although I only met Alberto once in person, I feel like I knew him much better through your stories and adventures. My prayers are with you and your children. Much love to you.

  • Jodi Sanfelippo (Milwaukee) Posted May 15, 2017 2:42 pm

    David always spoke so kindly of Alberto, and I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Maria Clémençon Posted May 15, 2017 8:11 pm

    Ha pessoas que passam pela e ha pessoas que a vivem em todos os sentidos. Tua ausencia deixará um enorme vazio em nossas vidas mas tenho a certeza que tua passagem na vida daqueles que puderam compartilhar de tua amizade jamais o esquecerao! Descanse em paz querido amigo.

  • Elizabeth Bandyk Posted May 15, 2017 9:01 pm

    Alberto told me to be patient with my husband (also a surgeon) because his work took precedence since I was well. Profound words I will always remember! Love you Mimi; here for you.

  • Sue Hartrick Posted May 16, 2017 9:58 am

    Dr. Lopes….a gentle, compassionate man who always ended the work day with, “Thank you” to the Staff. Rest in peace dear friend and mentor. Mimi, Jeffrey and Melanie…he spoke of you so often…my sincerest sympathy.

  • Bonnie (Tarkinow) Marcus Posted May 16, 2017 12:44 pm

    Mimi & family: What a wonderful man he was & will always be remembered. May the comfort of his memory be a blessing always, Love Bonnie (Tarkinow) Marcus

  • fero sadeghian Posted May 17, 2017 12:18 pm

    I met Alberto during our surgiac residency in 1963-1968
    He was a highly intelligent polyglot with profound transcultural perception, we became friend.
    I lost contact with him for forty yearsand then reconnected five years ago in Amelia Island.
    Alberto was an exceptionally well qualified physician who provided excellent care not only from scientific point of view, bu,also with a healthy dose of human touch.
    I am fortunate to have known Alberto as a friend, and knowing his wife Mimi has been a privillege
    Fero Sadeghian

  • PamBell Posted July 20, 2017 12:09 pm

    I am so sorry to just now realize of Alberto’s passing. I only knew him through FB, but surely wanted to meet him in person. I am sorry I can’t do that on this side. What a wonderful man! – and was such an encouragement to me.

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