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Obituary: Guy Leadbetter, Jr., 1926-2022

Family always came first for well-known surgeon

Published August 2, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.
Updated August 2, 2022 at 10:40 a.m.

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Guy W. Leadbetter Jr., 96, of Cambridge, died peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at home with family by his side.

He was born in Washington D.C., on July 26, 1926, to Guy and Alice (Johnson) Leadbetter. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine and went on to Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Md. Guy and his wife of 72 years, Nadia, shared an adventurous life together.   He interned in urology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He came to the University of Vermont Medical Center in 1966 to practice urology, as well as to teach at the University of Vermont Medical School.

Guy was passionate about his work in the medical world. He cared deeply for his patients, nurses, and colleagues. He was well-known worldwide as a surgeon and inventor of several surgical techniques. Nature, conservation, skiing, biking, photography, backpacking and camping were among his many passions. Family always came first.

He is survived by his son, Guy W. Leadbetter III (Gig), and his wife, Ann; daughter Linda Leadbetter Sheean and her husband, Richard Florence; daughter Andrea (Annie) Leadbetter; his sister, Patricia King; grandchildren, Robby, Annie and Dana Larkin, Lillian and Wyland Seibert, Kate Leadbetter Pettis and Molly Leadbetter; and three great-grandchildren, Trey, Phoebe and Keller.  

Memorial contributions in Guy’s name can be made to the Nature Conservancy.  Private services were held.  Please visit to share your memories and condolences.

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