Eugene J. Barone, M.D.

Eugene J. Barone, M.D.

January 18, 1951 – October 11, 2018

Longtime and beloved Creighton University School of Medicine faculty member, alumnus, family physician, and teacher Eugene Barone, MD’76, died on Oct.11th after suffering a head injury in a fall.

Dr. Barone’s academic and professional career with the University spanned almost 50 years. He was recently awarded the Crystal Caduceus Award, the highest form of recognition bestowed by the School of Medicine Alumni Advisory Board.  A 1976 graduate of the School of Medicine, he completed his residency in the Department of Family Practice in 1979. Dr. Barone devoted his time to the betterment of Creighton, to its medical students, and to patients who entrusted him with their care.

A native of upstate New York, Dr. Barone earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

In his role as assistant dean for admissions, Dr. Barone showcased his devotion to his chosen profession and alma mater. With compassion and competence, he recruited prospective medical students.  He actively served on numerous committees, including the University’s Athletic Board and the Geriatric Coordinating Committee. Within the School of Medicine, Dr. Barone served on the Curriculum Committee and the Advancement Committee in the Department of Family Medicine, among many other leadership positions.

Dr. Barone, educated by two Jesuit institutions, was an advocate of community service. For many years, he served on the advisory board of the St. Joseph’s Villa Home Health Care and was the medical director for United Catholic Social Services and St. Gabriel Alcohol Treatment Center.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; sons, Andrew and Nick; mother, Susan; brother, Alan (Lisa); sisters-in-law, Barbara Newton (Joe) and Katie Ellison (Jim); many beloved nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Mike and Josie Harper Center (602 N. 20th St.) on the Creighton University campus. Memorials may be directed to Creighton University (PO Box 30282, Omaha, NE 68103-1382). If you wish, your gift may go to the Dr. Eugene Barone MD’76 and Family Scholarship in the School of Medicine or to Nebraska Children’s Home Society, 4939 S. 118 St., Omaha, 68137.



  • April Avila Posted October 12, 2018 9:02 pm

    My deepest sympathy to everyone that loved Dr B!!! He’s been a phenomenal doctor and confidant to myself, my mom, my family and my children!!! He will be greatly missed!!!

  • Cheryl Dolinski Posted October 13, 2018 4:52 pm

    I am so saddened to hear about Dr. Barone’s passing. He was a wonderful doctor. My sympathies to his family and to his office staff. He will be missed by many!!

  • Mr &. Mrs. Leonard Palmisano Posted October 13, 2018 5:43 pm

    You have our deepest sympathy. Words can not express how me and my wife feel.. Eugene has been apart of our family for 35 years or more.. He will greatly be missed by many people. From professors to patients. And of course his family.

    • Katie Zach Posted October 22, 2018 8:34 am

      Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great Dr and friend to me since I was a child. Kathy, my Mom, Barbara Sterkel-Hansen, sends her condolences as well.

  • William Maliha MD Posted October 13, 2018 8:10 pm

    Mentor, colleague, friend, and substitute “Dad” to my daughter Ali while at Creighton,
    You will be deeply missed my friend.
    Love, Prayers, and deepest condolences to MaryBeth and the boys.
    William Maliha, Alexandra, and Maureen

  • Holly Davis-Schoville Posted October 14, 2018 4:52 am

    My deepest sympathies to the family and his office staff. Dr.Barone was an awesome doctor . His caring bedside manner and the way he was with his patient s was compared with no other. A patient of his for 40 years- he will be missed.

  • Cathy & Craig Bombere Posted October 14, 2018 6:57 am

    We were saddened to read of Dr. Barone’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Dr. Barone. He was our family doctor for 30+ years and we considered him a family friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone he knew.

  • Cheryl Hellstrom Posted October 14, 2018 12:13 pm

    Words cannot express my sadness of losing a mentor, co-worker and friend. I was proud to work with such a smart practitioner. It was always so apparent his love for Mary Beth and “the boys” in everything he did. He came across as a bad ass at times yelling but I saw him paying for people’s medicines, getting gift cards for food and other random acts of kindness. He loved teaching student doctors and was a great role model. Our office will never be the same without him but he left us with a great example to try and emulate.

  • Pat Mauro Posted October 14, 2018 1:41 pm

    I am so sad to learn of Dr. Barone’s passing. I knew him as a medical student, intern and resident at Creighton University School of Medicine. Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of his family. May you feel God’s presence and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Marsha Louise Hatfield Posted October 14, 2018 2:31 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Dr. B’s family and friends. He was my doctor and my husband’s for over 20 years and he was the the best. May you all find peace knowing that he is at peace and God is taking good care of him. My thoughts. and prayers are with you all at this difficult time

  • Kevin and Mary Duffy Posted October 14, 2018 5:07 pm

    We are so sad to learn about Dr. Baron’s passing. What a wonderful doctor! He was our family doctor for over 38 years and such a professional! His kind loving manner, his sense of humor, and his incredible knowledge will certainly be missed by all who knew him. To the office staff , he was a very special person. The office won’t be the same. To Mary Beth and the sons, thank you for sharing him with all of the patients. He was a devoted practitioner. RIP, Dr. Barone. You all be missed.

  • Bob and Kathy Mills Posted October 14, 2018 7:41 pm

    Peace and prayers to Dr. Barones family. I worked with and went to him over 30 years. A loved and well respected man. He will be missed. Bob and Kathy Mills

  • Marcia Katz Posted October 14, 2018 8:09 pm

    My deepest condolences. I worked with Gene in the ER at Creighton in the 70s and always enjoyed being on the job with him. My husband, Michael and I became his patients in his practice before we moved back to California in 83. I also worked with MaryBeth. I’m so saddened to hear of his passing. He was much too young! Love to MaryBeth and the family

  • Fred Salzinger Posted October 14, 2018 8:11 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Mary Beth and the Barone family. I worked with Gene over 30 years at Creighton and found him to be a caring physician, an excellent educator and a wonderful person. He will be missed. I will keep Gene in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dionna Dalzell Posted October 14, 2018 8:45 pm

    Dr. Barone was an amazing mentor and teacher. He was always willing to answer questions, write letters of recommendations, and be available. He was an amazing mix of funny and smart strong headed, yet full of compassion and soft on the inside.. I was honored to share an office with him for 3 years when I first started practicing. I learned so much from him and think of him and those lessons often still. He talked about his boys all the time. He was very proud of his family. He was always supportive, encouraging, and well respected by all. He always ended his phone calls with “take care, now.” Love love love to you Mary Beth and the boys!

  • Sidney Smith, Jr. Posted October 15, 2018 11:13 pm

    Dr. Barone was a wonderful and amazing doctor! He had so much compassion for his field. He loved being a doctor–one could tell this by seeing him. He has been my only doctor. RIP, Dr. Barone. Eternal rest grant unto Dr. Barone, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Peace, Dr. Barone.

  • Cindy Austin Posted October 16, 2018 9:22 am

    I don’t even know where to begin. Our hearts are broken for his wife, his mom, his boys, his brother, his favorite nurse( for 40 years, Kathy) his staff at the office, his patients, students, collegues. ? Dr. Barone has been our family Dr for over 30 years. Myself, & my 3 sisters, are saddened & numb. He saved my life so many times, lectured me,( I know he had too)hugged me, cared for me, always believed in me,always conferanced with my other dr’s on a game plan, I feel so lost. Dr. Barone,. You will be extremely sadly missed. Thank you for always being there for us all. To his wife, boys, & mom…our deepest sympathies to you all & most importantly, thank you, for sharing him with all of us, all these years.

  • Mick and Kathy Kasher Posted October 16, 2018 10:27 am

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to Mary Beth, Andrew & Nick. I worked with Gene for 10 years at Creighton and shared many good times with him. I remember how he loved to put together antipasti for parties and he was very good at that. I admired his love of model railroading and turning his basement into a model train wonderland. Our businessman’s jaunt to a Kansas City Royals game with Mike Kavan and Rick Hurd – so many wonderful memories. I knew Gene as a very caring, loving person and he will be missed greatly.

  • Steffany (Urban) Tartaglia Posted October 16, 2018 7:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a fantastic doctor to our family. He cared about his patients as real people and that also made him a great man. My condolences to his family and friends in their time of mourning.

  • Charles Bowman Posted October 17, 2018 12:55 pm

    Dr Barone was my doctor for 20 years. He was great! He had an exceptional bed side manor when seeing me in the hospital. my condolences to his family, coworkers, and patients.

  • EUGENE CURTIN Posted October 17, 2018 5:14 pm

    I just found out. I have never been so stunned. Dr. Barone was one of my life’s great resources. He took away so much pain. It always felt like I was his favorite patient. I think all his patients felt that way. That is the mark of a great physician. Thanks, Dr. Barone. Really. Thank you.

  • Karen Pollak Posted October 18, 2018 5:57 am

    Oliver and I are deeply saddened to learn of Dr . Barone passing. He patiently took care of our family of 4 for over 30 thirty years. He was serious and funny and listened. Oliver and he had wonderful conversations about history and he appreciated receiving Oliver’s books and articles. He was always available for us and his patients. Dr. Barone will be missed. Our sincere sympathy to his whole family. May his memory always be for a blessing.

  • Tineke Bell Posted October 18, 2018 9:24 am

    Words are insufficient to express the loss to us all in the passing of such a phenomenal doctor and man. I started taking my family to see Dr. Barone when he was on Harrison Street. Since then I brought 2 more children, my mother, my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter into his care. I trusted him completely and always felt he wanted the best for us. All of these memories shared here show he was truly loved by his patients, co-workers, friends and family. I offer my prayers for you all. The medical community has lost a truly great doctor and man.

  • Carolyn Chester Lamb Posted October 18, 2018 10:03 am

    Dr. Barone was my boss in Admissions and before he was my boss, he was a member of the admissions committee and an avid interviewer. We are all still in the state of shock and we miss him very much. He was the best boss ever and a true humanitarian. We love you Dr. Barone and you will never be forgotten!

  • Tammi Andy Johnson Posted October 18, 2018 6:13 pm

    My heart is breaking you were ourDr for over 30years,along with children and grandchildren.We all well miss you and our prayers are with your family.

  • Marcia Barlow and Kathe Thrasher Posted October 19, 2018 6:35 pm

    Mom and I are so sorry to hear of Dr. Barone’s passing he took care of Mom and Dad for many years. He will truly be missed.

  • Victor Slape Posted October 20, 2018 9:53 pm

    Dr..Barone has been our doctor for about 4 decades. He brought our children into the world and cared for some of our grandchildren too. He was truly an amazing man and physician. He will be truly missed.

  • Lori HAM Posted October 23, 2018 12:43 pm

    My sympathy to the family he will defiantly be missed. Dr. Barone was my only dr my hole life loved him. I dont even know what to say right now but i am so so sorry for your loss.

  • Lesly and Judith Armstrong Posted October 23, 2018 1:33 pm

    Dr. Barone was more that a doctor, he was a good friend to our family. He knew everyone in our family and whenever we were in for an appointment, he would ask about them by name. We are praying for his family and friends at this time and speaking the peace of God over each of you.

  • Eva Ledesma Posted October 24, 2018 10:29 am

    Our deepest Sympathy to the family Dr. Barone was an outstanding person so caring and giving. He has been our doctor for over 30 plus years. So sad to hear of his passing he will be truly missed. May he rest in peace

  • Cayetano and Eva Ledesma Posted October 24, 2018 10:36 am

    Our deepest Sympathy to the family Dr. Barone was an outstanding person so caring and giving. He has been our doctor for over 30 plus years. So sad to hear of his passing he will be truly missed. May he rest in peace

  • Rebecca Parmentier Posted October 26, 2018 12:01 pm

    Dr. Barone has been my doctor for 18 yrs. He saved my life back in June I will be forever grateful for all he has done for me and all humanity. He was a great human being. Sincerly Rebecca Parmentier.

  • George and Mona Milbourn Posted October 26, 2018 8:17 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Dr Barone family, he has been my family doctor for over 30 years, he will be greatly missed.

  • randy neu Posted October 27, 2018 12:43 am

    36 years with him like family to me…. good and bad times.. deepest deepest thoughts …..go out to family and all the others who feel this void….you do not realize what your doctor means to you….you know? he is just one of those in life that is “there” they will always be there….i am with great loss right now… putting this together …..

  • Julie and Mark Powell Posted October 27, 2018 5:58 pm

    Dr Barone delivered all of our children. He has been there through all of our ups and downs throughout the years. He was more than just a doctor to us, but a friend. To the Barone family: thank you for sharing him with us. He will be greatly missed and you are in our prayers. Our whole family owes a debt of gratitude for our health and well being that we could never repay. Thank you Dr. Barone!

  • Garry Gernandt Posted November 8, 2018 3:09 pm

    Dr. Barone wasn’t my doctor, teacher, mentor or beverage companion but I wish he would have been. I met him via a close friend and instantly I knew he was special. He was the E. F. Hutton of medicine, education, friendship and family. When he spoke, people listened!!! Even though our earthly time was brief, if I listened correctly Dr. Barone, we shall meet again. Prayers from a heavy heart to the family and his friends. Farewell Sir.

  • Stephen Erickson Posted May 10, 2020 5:09 pm

    Just a terrific guy, so very sorry

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