June 2, 1947 ~ December 9, 2021

Born in: Tucson, Arizona
Resided in: Palos Verdes Estates , California

Michael Paul Falvey, M.D. – a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, age 74, died on December 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at home in Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Dr. Falvey was born on June 2, 1947, in Tucson, Arizona to parents Paul J. Falvey and Josephine Willy Falvey. He attended Salpointe Catholic High School and graduated from the University of Arizona, where he was affiliated with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  After medical school at the University of Arizona, Dr. Falvey was a resident in General Surgery at New York University in New York City before completing his surgical training as a Resident in Plastic Surgery at UCLA.

After entering private practice in 1978 in Torrance, California, Dr. Falvey was twice elected by his peers as Chief-of-Staff at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.  He also was elected to the hospital’s Board of Trustees.  He had served as the chairman of the hospital’s Burn Committee and on the Credentials Committee. In addition, Dr. Falvey served on the medical staff at Little Company of Mary, South Bay and Harbor General Hospitals and as an Assistant Professor at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

More than these career accomplishments, Michael will be remembered by his family, friends, and co-workers as “Just a great guy.”  He always went the extra mile, with a smile on his face, with humility, compassion, and love.  His sense of humor and good nature were legendary among the medical community.

Michael is survived his two children, son Mark (Kathleen) of St. Louis, MO and daughter Michelle of New York, NY; his partner Marguerite (Meg) McCormick, and his brother Lawrence (Anne).  He is also survived by several cousins and Meg’s family: Christen McIntyre (Johnny), Taylor and Jamie McIntyre; Ryan McCormick, Curran and Braden McCormick

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Torrance Memorial Foundation https://www.torrancememorialfoundation.org/donate

or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate


Service: January 8, 2022 1:00 pm

St. John Fisher Catholic Church
5448 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

(310) 377-5571

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Michael Paul Falvey 's name.

Torrance Memorial Foundation - Hunt Cancer Center

3330 Lomita Blvd Torrance
, CA

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  1. candle 1I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Falvy when we moved into the office he and Dr. McKissock shared. He was a lovely man with a kind heart. We will always remember him with kind words and thoughts.

  2. candle 1Rest in Peace Dr. Falvey. I’m so happy I was able to meet you and know you. You always brought light into the office when coming into get your mail:)

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