J. Frederick Painton Jr. MD

August 17, 1938May 18, 2018

PAINTON - J. Frederick, Jr. M.D. May 18, 2018. Beloved husband of 55 years to Lynda Wallace Painton; dear father of Laura Painton Swiler (Tom), Carolyn Painton Upton (Phillip), Julia Painton (Matthew Russell) and James Frederick (Melissa) Painton; grandfather of Mark and Eric Swiler, Jason and Daniel Upton, John and Peter Russell, Andrew and Sarah Painton. Friends may call Friday 4-8PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Rd., Amherst, Saturday at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Dr. Painton was an active member of the staff at Millard Fillmore Hospital/Kaleida Health for over 49 years. Please share condolences at

J. Frederick Painton Jr. MD, 79, General & Vascular Surgeon with Kaleida Health

Aug 17, 1938 – May 18, 2018 Dr. J. Frederick Painton Jr. MD, of Williamsville, died Friday at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He was 79. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1956 graduate of the Nichols School in Buffalo and a 1960 graduate from Yale University. He completed medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1964 and interned at Millard Fillmore Hospital from 1964-1965. Dr. Painton completed his residency in general surgery at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo from 1965-1969 and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio from 1976-1977. Served as a Captain the US Army Reserve from 1965-1973. In 1970, Dr. Painton was the Director of the Intensive Care unit at Millard Fillmore Hospital and an active staff member of Millard Fillmore / Kaleida Health for over 49 years. Dr. Painton was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at SUNY Buffalo. He was a member of the Erie County Medical Society, the Upstate Vascular Surgical Society, the Buffalo Surgical Society, and the American College of Surgeons. Survivors include his wife of 55 years the former Lynda Wallace; three daughters, Laura Swiler (Tom), Carolyn Upton ( Philip), Julia Painton ( Matthew Russell); a son, James Frederick (Melissa) and eight grandchildren. Dr. Painton’s life will be celebrated with a Memorial Service at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Rd., Amherst, Saturday at 10:30AM.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, May 26, 2018

J. Frederick Painton Jr. MD

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Heather Himes

May 24, 2018

Jim, I am so very sorry about the death of your father. This must be such a sad time for you and your family, and I just wanted you to know there are and will be some extra thoughts and prayers with you throughout these days. And in the days and months ahead. May God touch you and your family with comfort, with peace, and the assurance that He keeps you and all you love in His care forever. Thinking of you...

Annette and Sanford Rosenberg

May 23, 2018

Dear Lynda Family,
We were so sorry to read that your dear husband passed away. We remember the good times we had, as neighbors in Chapel Woods. Sending our deepest condolences to you all.
Annette and Sanford Rosenberg

Teresa Kracker

May 23, 2018

As a nurse in the operating room at Millard Fillmore Suburban, I had the pleasure of working with Dr Painton. He was a kind man, skilled surgeon and always a true gentleman.

So sorry for your loss.

Ruth Hawthorne

May 23, 2018

Lynda and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your family has lost someone very special, who touched many lives. It is my pleasure to know you both.
My sincere sympathy. Ruth Hawthorne, Girl Scouts and Manhattan Nursing Home

jeanne brown

May 22, 2018

Dr. Painton was my father, Frederick Johnson, physician for years. He was always so kind, understand and professional. My father lived many extra years because of his excellent surgeries and care. My condolences to the family that doctor always spoke of with a special smile he reserved just for them. It was my honor to know doctor from my service at MFH and MFSH from 1965 to 2005. His patients always loved him. May God rest his soul and comfort his family. You have my deepest sympathy.

Candy Mast

May 21, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences. Dr Painton was a Godsend for our dad, John Byer. His dedication and commitment to his patients and their families were truly appreciated. Thank you

Lois Will

May 21, 2018

To the family of Dr. Painton,

Dr. Painton was an excellent surgeon and doctor. If it wasn't for him, I would not be here today. He saved my life back in 1990 with an emergency appendectomy and visited me every day I was in the hospital. I cannot thank him enough for what he did for me and I will never forget him.

My sincerest condolences to all of you as you mourn your loss.

Dawn Jesso

May 20, 2018

Dear Jim and Family,

There are simply no words of comfort possible during a time like this but please know how much people care about you and your family and no that we are sending our strength and prayers your way.

Dawn Jesso