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In Memoriam

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Lillian E. Cowan, JD ’27, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.21. 10

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Evelyn G. Schafer, EdB ’31, of Rome, N.Y. 07.04.09

Esther G. Willoughby, BA ’32, of Camarillo, Calif. 10.10.09

Joseph M. Vallone, BS ’34, of Calierce, N.Y. 08.10.09

Marion E. Werner, EdB ’35, of Celoron, N.Y. 01.01.09

Dorothy W. Espersen, BS ’39, of Clarence, N.Y. 08.21.09

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L. Irving Epstein, DDS ’40, of Lauderhill, Fla. 01.07.10

Albert C. Rekate, MD ’40, of Williamsville, N.Y. 02.06.10

Marceline S. Snyder, CERT ’40, of Hilton, N.Y. 11.30.09

Elsie K. Surage, LLB ’40, of East Amherst, N.Y. 07.06.09

Donald M. Hubbard, BS ’41, of Chambersburg, Pa. 02.25.09

Tillie G. Astor-Goldman, BA ’42, of Rochester, N.Y. 01.17.09

Paul L. Cipes, DDS ’42, of Somers, N.Y. 11.08.09

Hyman Lippman, BA ’42, of Pompano Beach, Fla. 08.05.09

Ivan L. Bunnell, MD ’43 & MA ’42, of Williamsville, N.Y. 02.20.10

Gordon L. Guernsey, BA ’43, of Lexington, Mass. 08.09.09

John C. Ninfo, MD ’43, of Rochester, N.Y. 12.31.09

Hyman H. Obstein, BS ’43, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.02.10

Dean C. Stathacos, BA ’43, of Buffalo, N.Y. 12.30.09

Burton R. Stein, MD ’43, of Georgetown, Ohio 08.27.09

Fadra T. Valauri, BA ’43, of Seattle, Wash. 03.20.10

Henry E. Bembenista, DDS ’44, of Buffalo, N.Y. 12.15.09

Joseph P. Concannon, MD ’44, of Gainesville, Fla. 09.29.09

Marie E. Modelski, BA ’44, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.27.10

Margaret M. Hartman, JD ’45, of Buffalo, N.Y. 04.04.10

Arthur J. Tindall, DDS ’45, of Syracuse, N.Y. 04.19.10

Darwin C. Farber, BA ’46, of Stow, Ohio 10.11.09

Edward A. Fial, MD ’46, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 02.14.10

Carl J. Impellitier, MD ’46 & BA ’43, of Las Cruces, N.M. 09.09.09

Joseph V. Marra, DDS ’46, of Lewiston, N.Y. 10.12.09

Gordon A. Jenner, DDS ’47, of Bradenton, Fla. 12.24.09

Clyde Litton, MD ’47 & DDS ’44, of Washington, D.C. 01.26.09

George H. Mix, MD ’47 & BA ’43, of Melbourne, Fla. 03.16.09

Paul J. Diviak, LLB ’48, of West Seneca, N.Y. 03.12.09

Miriam M. Gitin, MSW ’48 & CERT ’47, of Monterey, Calif. 10.06.09

J. Grant Hauber, BS ’48, of Buffalo, N.Y. 12.29.09

John J. Hoefner, BS ’48, of West Seneca, N.Y. 03.12.09

Edward C. McElban, BS ’48, of Olean, N.Y. 03.01.10

Patricia M. Patterson, BA ’48, of Snyder, N.Y. 02.06.10

Rosalia M. Perotto, CERT ’48, of Williamsville, N.Y. 12.09.09

Daniel Scurci, BS ’48, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.30.09

Alfred J. Shapiro, MD ’48, of Jupiter, Fla. 12.11.09

Robert H. Silverberg, BS ’48, of Williamsville, N.Y. 11.16.09

J. Bradley Aust, MD ’49, of San Antonio, Texas 03.17.10

Clifford Barraclough, BA ’49, of Honolulu, Hawaii 05.15.09

Robert O. Berzon, BS ’49, of Boca Raton, Fla. 03.09.09

James W. Colt, BS ’49, of Leesburg, Fla. 03.21.10

Sherwood M. Deutch, BA ’49, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.08.09

Richard D. Eldredge, BA ’49, of Portland, Ore. 09.15.09

Stanley Foster, BA ’49, of Chula Vista, Calif. 09.04.09

Juanita R. Melford, BA ’49, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.23.09

Bernard I. Obletz, JD ’49 & BS ’39, of Williamsville, N.Y. 04.01.10

William W. Pinkel, BS ’49, of Vero Beach, Fla. 12.19.09

Albert J. Rydzynski, BS ’49, of Buffalo, N.Y. 07.28.09

Catherine C. Van Dyke, MSW ’49 & CERT ’47, of Hamburg, N.Y. 12.13.09

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Louis J. Buchheit, BS ’50, of Vero Beach, Fla. 06.10.09

Bryant M. Dates, BS ’50, of East Syracuse, N.Y. 07.17.09

Richard F. Gallivan, BA ’50, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.02.10

Albert Gerritz, BS ’50, of Pittsford, N.Y. 07.16.09

G. William Gunner, BS ’50, of East Aurora, N.Y. 08.26.09

Robert L. Haskell, BS ’50, of Sun City Center, Fla. 03.20.10

Bryan J. Mosher, EdM ’50 & EdB ’48, of Prairie Village, Kan. 08.11.09

Stephen Rosputni, BA ’50, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 03.23.10

Donald B. Thomas, MD ’50, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.15.09

Leonard I. Wolffe, BS ’50, of Orange, Calif. 11.03.09

Harry B. Board, BA ’51, of Daytona Beach, Fla. 11.26.09

Arnold E. DiLaura, DDS ’51, of Sarasota, Fla. 02.22.10

Jack O. Gaylord, LLB ’51, of Collins, N.Y. 03.01.10

Joanne D. Giangreco, BA ’51, of Fort Myers, Fla. 02.22.10

Charles P. Jamieson, BA ’51, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.03.10

Raymond M. New, BS ’51, of Marietta, Ga. 03.02.10

Daniel A. Phillips, MD ’51, of Santa Rosa, Calif. 03.26.10

Israel J. Zitrin, DDS ’51, of Boca Raton, Fla. 04.04.10

Lawrence J. Comfort, MD ’52 & DDS ’49, of Los Altos, Calif. 11.12.09

Thad F. Conway, BS ’52, of West Seneca, N.Y. 04.04.10

Kenneth L. Cooper, JD ’52, of Getzville, N.Y. 01.21.10

Matthew B. Cyran, EdM ’52 & BA ’50, of North Tonawanda, N.Y. 11.10.09

Theodore D. Duke, BS ’52, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.27.09

Charles A. Gallagher, BS ’52, of Cheektowaga, N.Y. 09.06.09

Shirley M. Gorenflo, BA ’52, of Williamsville, N.Y. 03.11.10

Daniel A. Herrmann, BS ’52, of Syracuse, N.Y. 01.19.10

John J. Joyce, DDS ’52, of Hamburg, N.Y. 10.25.09

Harry Krawitz, BS ’52, of Williamsville, N.Y. 12.19.09

Robert L. O’Brien, BS ’52, of Torrance, Calif. 11.10.09

Donald H. Sprecker, MD ’52, of Leeds, Mass. 12.23.09

Grace G. Verel, BS ’52, of Clearwater, Fla. 09.25.09

John M. DiBiase, MSW ’53, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.28.10

Paul F. Gannon, BA ’53, of Lackawanna, N.Y. 02.16.10

Theodore S. Kasler, JD ’53, of East Aurora, N.Y. 12.06.09

Joseph A. Marion, JD ’53, of Arlington, Va. 03.31.10

William T. Quigley, JD ’53 of Buffalo, N.Y. 12.21.09

Robert S. Sobocinski, MD ’53, of Houston, Texas 08.04.09

John D. Voltmann, MD ’53, of Jamestown, N.Y. 11.29.09

James H. Babcock, BS ’54, of Apex, N.C. 02.26.10

Katherine A. Bacon, EdM ’54, of Dansville, N.Y. 02.13.10

Harvie A. Bull, DDS ’54, of Ormond Beach, Fla. 12.29.09

John V. Hardiman, MSW ’54, of Farmington, Conn. 04.28.09

Richard T. Masson, BS ’54, of Chula Vista, Calif. 08.25.09

Harry T. Oliver, MD ’54 & BA ’49, of Saint Petersburg, Fla. 09.06.09

Eugene E. Schmitter, EdB ’54, of Lake View, N.Y. 03.14.10

Richard G. Spolzino, DDS ’54, of Somers, N.Y. 12.20.09

Charles W. Stein, EdD ’54, MA ’41 & BA ’40, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.22.10

Margaret B. Haas, MSW ’55 & BA ’52, of Snyder, N.Y. 03.08.10

Irving B. Joffe, MD ’55, PhD ’49 & MA ’48, of Concord, N.C. 12.15.09

Cornelius G. Jurns, BS ’55, of Lancaster, N.Y. 03.07.10

Donald M. Nash, BS ’55, of Westfield, N.Y. 03.06.10

Robert D. Weigel, MS ’55 & BS ’49, of Normal, Ill. 03.07.10

Nathalie L. Hughes, BA ’56, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 02.24.10

Raymond M. Kaminski, MSW ’56 & BA ’49, of Herndon, Va. 10.25.09

Leon I. Schulgasser, JD ’56 & BA ’55, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 08.25.09

Leonard T. Serfustini, EdD ’56, EdM ’51 & EdB ’49, of Saint Petersburg, Fla. 12.02.09

Michael J. Greenberg, BS ’57, of Rochester, N.Y. 12.07.09

Howard B. Phillips, MBA ’57 & BS ’50, of Kenmore, N.Y. 04.02.09

Albertus K. Secor, BFA ’57, of Williamsville, N.Y. 02.24.10

Erwin L. Cutler, BS ’58, of Coconut Creek, Fla. 03.05.09

Quintin W. Decker, PhD ’58, MA ’56 & BA ’53, of Saint Albans, W.Va. 09.02.09

Sebastian P. Graffeo, BA ’58, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 01.16.10

Charles J. Haefner, BS ’58, of Hamburg, N.Y. 09.19.09

Edwin R. Ilardo, JD ’58, of Hamburg, N.Y. 03.24.10

Leo A. Kane, MD ’58 & BS ’54, of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla. 08.02.09

Charles C. Krawczyk, BS ’58, of Indialantic, Fla. 03.15.10

Joyce M. Merges, BA ’58, of Oxford, Pa. 11.25.09

Samuel Shatkin, MD ’58 & DDS ’54, of Buffalo, N.Y. 04.25.10

Lawrence H. Zimmer, MS ’58, of East Brunswick, N.J. 01.17.10

Edwin V. Adamczak, BS ’59, of Macungie, Pa. 12.13.09

David J. Birmingham, AS ’59, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 08.09.09

Charles L. Lumsden, BS ’59, of Williamsville, N.Y. 10.03.09

Theodore E. Moore, EdM ’59 & EdB ’51, of North Tonawanda, N.Y. 02.26.10

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John S. Kubiak, BS ’60, of West Seneca, N.Y. 10.27.09

Robert J. O’Hara, DDS ’60, of Venice, Fla. 03.22.10

Leocadia M. Ozimek, EdB ’60 & BS ’56, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.13.09

Norma E. Klayman, EdD ’61, of Williamsville, N.Y. 01.02.10

Glover W. Barnes, PhD ’62 & MS ’56, of Seattle, Wash. 12.20.09

Roger T. Millard, DDS ’62, of Charlottesville, Va. 03.02.10

Adolph K. Schmidt, DDS ’62 & BA ’58, of Williamsville, N.Y. 04.27.10

Bessie A. Karasemos, BS ’63, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.20.09

Penelope A. Miller, BA ’63, of Virginia Beach, Va. 03.04.10

Zack R. Bowen, PhD ’64, of Miami, Fla. 04.08.10

Dorothy R. Brundage, BS ’64, of Buffalo, N.Y. 05.05.09

Thomas E. Burford, EdM ’64 & BA ’57, of Youngstown, N.Y. 07.04.09

Michael A. Burns, BA ’64, of Jamestown, N.Y. 03.21.10

Charles C. Ritter, MS ’64 & BA ’61, of East Amherst, N.Y. 03.30.10

Diane W. Sina, EdM ’64 & EdB ’56, of Williamsville, N.Y. 03.10.10

John W. Tomlinson, EdM ’64, of Potomac, Md. 09.10.09

Anna O. Allen, EdB ’65, of Romulus, N.Y. 03.18.10

Brian F. Cuffe, BA ’65, of Durham, N.C. 09.07.09

Joseph F. Fiato, DDS ’65, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 12.28.09

Charles R. Gaurino, BA ’65, of Saint Augustine, Fla. 05.10.09

Samuel A. Marino, JD ’65, BS ’61 & CERT ’59, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 02.22.10

Herbert M. Polk, EdM ’65, of Williamsville, N.Y. 12.16.09

Doreen M. Ross, EdM ’65, of Barnstable, Mass. 01.15.09

Dennis A. Walsh, MSW ’65, of Rochester, N.Y. 09.27.09

Gary S. Weintraub, BA ’65, of Scottsdale, Ariz. 11.13.09

Donald T. Yoshida, BS ’65, of Buffalo, N.Y. 10.08.09

Arleen Harper-Repp, BA ’66, of Buffalo. N.Y. 12.14.09

Sandra Z. Honig, EdB ’66, of Amherst, N.Y. 02.06.10

Juanita J. Look, MSW ’66, of Smithfield, Va. 02.13.09

Victor E. Neu, BS ’66, of North Collins, N.Y. 02.13.10

Frank D. Zingrone, PhD ’66, of Toronto, Ont. 12.13.09

Richard D. Bob, BS ’67, of Williamsville, N.Y. 03.04.09

Rex A. Brown, BS ’67, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 12.25.09

James D. Hammond, BS ’67, of Depew, N.Y. 05.25.09

Cynthia W. Kraft, EdM ’67, of Williamsville, N.Y. 02.27.10

Saul N. Kunitz, MD ’67, of Corralitos, Calif. 09.12.09

Eugene F. Sanford, BA ’67, of Lakeview, N.Y. 03.15.10

Leighton S. Dopp, EdM ’68, of Kenmore, N.Y. 04.05.10

Alfonso E. Estefan, DDS ’68, of Longwood, Fla. 11.28.09

Edward J. Firestone, EdM ’68, of Getzville, N.Y. 01.13.10

Jane D. Lynch, BS ’68, of East Aurora, N.Y. 03.12.10

Judith V. Witherell, BA ’68, of Buffalo, N.Y. 05.31.09

Paulino E. Boudet, DDS ’69, of Miami, Fla. 02.04.10

George J. Donsky, MBA ’69, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 04.22.10

Patrick J. Ferguson, EdD ’69, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.12.10

Robert K. Hasler, EdD ’69, of Bedford, Texas 02.01.10

Carolyn H. Scott, BA ’69, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. 02.15.10

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Karl E. Avenarius, BS ’70, of Ballston Spa, N.Y. 09.25.09

Norman M. Cole, EdD ’70, CERT ’58, EdM ’50 & BA ’50, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 03.11.10

James E. Costello, BS ’70, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.26.10

Ronald E. Liss, BS ’70, of Depew, N.Y. 01.23.10

Harold J. Risler, MBA ’70, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.08.10

Edward S. Augustine, MS ’71, of Pittston, Pa. 03.12.09

Charles J. Coleman, PhD ’71 & MBA ’67, of Haddonfield, N.J. 01.21.10

Ann L. Egan, PhD ’71 & BA ’67, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.12.10

William R. Fulton, EdM ’71 & BA ’62, of Johnsonburg, Pa. 09.21.09

Peter S. Gilfillan, JD ’71, of East Amherst, N.Y. 12.20.09

Irving Klein, BFA ’71, of Bronx, N.Y. 01.11.10

Emily B. Martina, EdB ’71, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.05.10

Dorris C. Powers, BS ’71, of Watertown, N.Y. 11.16.09

William F. Russell, BS ’71 & EdB ’71, of Hamburg, N.Y. 12.20.09

Louis H. Schwartz, BS ’71 & BA ’70, of Plano, Texas 06.16.09

Joseph K. Sprague, MS ’72, of Amherst, N.Y. 12.14.09

Bruce A. Tropp, BS ’72, of Williamsville, N.Y. 08.14.09

James C. Bonsall, CERT ’73, of Rainbow City, Ala. 04.23.10

Marjorie R. Dybka, BS ’73, of Cherry Creek, N.Y. 09.22.09

Norma C. Frech, BS ’73, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 03.04.10

Judith H. McFadden, BS ’73, of Depew, N.Y. 03.01.10

Ernest S. Okonski, PhD ’73, MS ’71 & BA ’48, of Depew, N.Y. 01.02.10

Robert A. Rohrer, BA ’73, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 01.18.10

Albert A. Suppa, BA ’73, of Hollywood, Fla. 10.07.09

Robert W. Borton, BS ’74, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.25.1010

Charlotte R. Fraser, MLS ’74, of Rochester, N.Y. 05.12.09

Gaye E. Godell, EdM ’74, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.16.10

William T. Klementowski, BS ’74 Williamsville, N.Y. 01.28.10

Charles F. Stavins, BS ’74, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. 01.20.09

Anna E. Williams, BA ’74, of Grand Island, N.Y. 04.07.10

Raymond F. Balcerzak, MBA ’75, of Roscommon, Mich. 02.10.10

Lyman C. Hardy, MA ’75, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.19.09

Walter W. Kopryanski, CERT ’76, of Buffalo, N.Y. 03.20.10

John J. Lee, BS ’76, of West Palm Beach, Fla. 11.27.09

Janet P. Rae, BS ’76, of North Tonawanda, N. Y. 03.24.10

James E. Simon, EdD ’76, EdM ’68 & EdB ’50, of Buffalo, N.Y. 04.15.10

Steven B. Telzak, JD ’76 & BS ’73, of New Rochelle, N.Y. 03.24.10

Alice D. Connell, MS ’77, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.05.10

Mohammad N. Ansari, BS ’78, of Depew, N.Y. 12.23.09

Magaly Ehmann, EdM ’78, of Buffalo, N.Y. 12.10.09

Claudette J. Pelletier, BA ’78, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.01.09

James J. Ross, PhD ’78, of Bainbridge, Ga. 02.08.10

Kurt A. Willkens, BA ’78, of Locke, N.Y. 12.24.09

Kathleen H. Fisher, MBA ’79, of Fayetteville, N.Y. 09.26.09

John E. Smith, BA ’79, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.06.10

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Marshall R. King, PhD ’80 & MA ’77, of Chicago, Ill. 06.10.09

Ernest P. Oliverio, MBA ’80 & BA ’65, of Grand Island, N.Y. 04.08.09

Scott A. Auerfeld, MBA ’81 & BS ’80, of Hewlett, N.Y. 12.22.09

Barry J. Biggane, BA ’81, of Tampa, Fla. 03.27.10

Robert A. Jakubowski, MD ’81 & BA ’75, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 01.02.10

Robert L. Stephens, MFA ’81, of McDaniels, Ky. 05.01.09

Michael P. Ulinski, BA ’81, of Ormond Beach, Fla. 08.07.09

Barbara B. Jarvis, EdM ’82, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.13.09

Barry W. Jengyel, BS ’82, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 03.13.10

Burt W. Erickson Nelson, MA ’82, of Hamburg, N.Y. 10.03.09

Mary A. Bouchard, BA ’83, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.27.10

Sylvia M. English, MS ’84 & BS ’80, of Greenville, N.C. 02.03.10

Jacquelin Felix, MFA ’84 & BFA ’81, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.19.09

Mark A. Pearce, MA ’84 & BA ’79, of Akron, N.Y. 03.05.10

Margaret M. Hens, MS ’85, of Orangeburg, N.Y. 11.25.09

Christopher D. Birosh, BA ’86, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.25.09

Sarah P. Smith, BFA ’86, of Brookline, N.H. 01.08.09

Karen A. Valvo, EdM ’86, of Lockport, N.Y. 02.26.09

John L. Martin, JD ’87, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.22.09

Herminio Ortiz, BA ’87, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.28.09

Paul A. Wojtaszek, MS ’87 & BA ’85, of Sloan, N.Y. 02.26.10

Marion E. Francavilla, MS ’88, of Tonawanda, N. Y. 04.06.10

Mary K. Hauk, BA ’89, of Amherst, N.Y. 01.20.10

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Guy W. Amsden, PharmD ’91, of Cooperstown, N.Y. 03.22.10

Christopher A. Richbart, BA ’91, of Lockport, N.Y. 02.14.10

Marietta Segal, EdD ’91, EdM ’68 & BA ’65, of Morgan Hill, Calif. 07.19.09

Gabrielle G. Bouliane, MUP ’92 & BA ’91, of Buffalo, N.Y. 01.29.10

Christopher Klucsarits BS ’92, of Sunnyside, N.Y. 04.02.10

Jean L. Schroeder BS ’92, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.10.09

Soonita Bratton, BS ’93, of Buffalo, N.Y. 04.20.10

Mary C. Tremblay, PhD ’93, of Dundas, Ont. 10.13.09

Richard Sanford, PhD ’94, of San Francisco, Calif. 03.06.10

Lester J. Szabo, EdD ’94, EdM ’50 & BA ’49, of Williamsville, N.Y. 12.03.09

Thomas J. Caffrey, MS ’95 & BS ’92, of Sackets Harbor, N.Y. 12.19.09

Janice J. Faleski, MSW ’96, of Lancaster, N.Y. 03.07.10

Susan L. Myers, BS ’98, of Springville, N.Y. 03.15.10

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Patricia J. Gilsinan, MS ’00, of Medina, N.Y. 11.29.09

Laurel R. Cossitt, BA ’02, of East Amherst, N.Y. 09.07.09

Vito J. Labarbara, MA ’02, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.11.09

Robert H. Zawada, PhD ’04, of West Seneca, N.Y. 09.18.09

Faaiza K. Ansari, BS ’06, of Depew, N.Y. 12.23.09

Christina Portale, BA ’06, of Lewiston, N.Y. 12.22.09

Andrew E. McLaughlin, JD ’07 & BS ’04, of Buffalo, N.Y. 02.21.10

Aaron M. Moe, BA ’09, of Valdosta, Ga. 02.19.10

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