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In Memoriam

Jacob Vogelman, BFA ’10, a New York City lighting and stage designer who majored in theatre design at UB, was killed by a falling tree during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, while helping his friend, Jessie Streich-Kest, walk her dog during the storm. She was also killed. Three hundred people attended funeral services for Vogelman, who was pursuing a master’s degree in lighting design at Brooklyn College.

30s

Irma W. Duncan, BA ’33, of Albuquerque, N.M. 06.02.2012

Leta L. Merrow, BS ’36, of Hamburg, N.Y. 07.18.2012

James A. Valone, MD ’36, of Raleigh, N.C. 08.09.2012

Gretchen B. Toy, CERT ’37 & BS ’35, of Montague, Mich. 09.14.2012

Sheldon W. Stark, BS ’38, of Davidson, N.C. 09.14.2012

40s

Pasquale A. Greco, MD ’41, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.25.2012

Adam C. Labenski, DDS ’41, 08.16.2012

Charles A. Bauda, MD ’42, of Boynton Beach, Fla. 10.08.2012

J. Walter Knapp, MD ’42, of Edgartown, Mass. 08.22.2012

Leonard Bogdan, BA ’44, of Boulder, Colo. and Louisville, Colo., 07.04.2012

Fannie W. Bogom, EDB ’44, of Philadelphia, Pa. 09.22.2012

Merwin S. Adler, OTHER ’46, 09.29.2012

Patricia A. Kelly, EDB ’46, of Treasure Island, Fla. and The Springs, Fla., 06.29.2012

Hirschel A. Martin, BA ’47, of Roswell, Ga. 07.04.2012

William E. Meyers, BA ’47, of Advance, N.C. 09.22.2012

John E. O'Brien, BS ’47, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 07.28.2012

Robert K. Sherk, BA ’47, of Pendleton, N.Y. and Lockport, N.Y. 07.08.2012

Aldo A. Agostinelli, BS ’48, of West Seneca, N.Y. 06.26.2012

John R. Helwic, BA ’48, of Fort Collins, Colo. 05.15.2012

Francis J. Peisel, MD ’48, of Louisville, Ky. 10.12.2012

Harold M. Rosenbaum, MA ’48, of Lake Forest, Calif. 09.15.2012

Robert J. Evans, BA ’49 & BS ’48, of Kingsport, Tenn. 06.19.2012

Franklyn P. Good, BS ’49, of Sun City Center, Fla. 09.09.2012

Donald A. Lofgren, BS ’49 of Cary, N.C. 06.19.2012

Michael T. Phillips, DDS ’49, of Norwich, Conn. 09.26.2012

Joseph F. Saeli, BA ’49, of Getzville, N.Y. 09.22.2012

Joseph A. Scime, JD ’49, of Amherst, N.Y. 07.23.2012

Burton H. Singer, DDS ’49, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.13.2012

Walter R. Woods, DDS ’ֹ49, of Jamesville, N.Y. 09.20.2012

George M. Zimmermann, JD ’49 of Buffalo, N.Y. 06.17.2012

50s

Charles C. Canoll, BA ’50, of Kingston, N.Y. 08.16.2012

Patricia J. Carlson, OTHER ’50, of North Tonawanda, N.Y. 05.04.2012

Joseph Carrubba, BA ’50, of Kenmore, N.Y. 09.06.2012

Richard Dahler, BS ’50, of Farmington Hills, Mich. 09.26.2012

Joseph G. Debo, BS ’50, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.20.2012

Gordon H. Elwell, BS ’50, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.24.2012

Llewellyn S. Gushue, EDB ’50, of Horseheads, N.Y. 07.26.2012

Daniel G. Jarlenski, EDB ’50, of New Haven, Conn. 05.02.2012

Philip Lippa, JD ’50, of Williamsville, N.Y. 07.11.2012

Paul I. Miles, JD ’50 & BS ’49, of Medina, N.Y. 08.18.2012

Alexander R. Richardson, BS ’50, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.13.2012

Helen F. Sikorski, MD ’50, of Sarasota, Fla. 08.22.2012

William E. Smith, BS ’50, of San Pedro, Calif. 09.07.2012

Michael A. Accordino, EDB ’ֹ51, of Buffalo, N.Y. 06.19.2012

Betty L. Cole, EDB ’51 & CERT ’50, of Springfield, Va. 10.03.2012

Joseph D'Ingillo, BA ’51, of Grand Island, N.Y. 09.25.2012

Henry H. Frank, BS ’51, of Beachwood, Ohio. 08.23.2012

George W. Frost, BA ’51, of Topeka, Kan. 09.20.2012

Morris Ganon, DDS ’51, of Pittsford, N.Y. 10.13.2012

Vaughan E. Graham, BS ’51, of Salamanca, N.Y. 08.08.2012

John J. Harte, BA ’51, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 07.15.2012

Leonard E. McGinnis, BA ’51, of Granada Hills, Calif. 06.15.2012

Wilson W. Shaw, MD ’51, of Spokane, Wash. 05.29.2012,

Robert L. Silsbee, DDS ֹ’51, of Syracuse, N.Y. 05.29.2012

Rosario V. Triolo, DDS ’51, of Williamsville, N.Y. 07.20.2012

Albert W. Wullen, BS ’51, of Williamsville, N.Y. 07.21.2012

Harold, F. Dobstaff, BA ’52, of Cape Coral, Fla. 06.28.2012

George E. Easterbrook, DDS ’52, of Lockport, N.Y. 10.11.2012

Beverly H. Gordon, BS ’52, of Rochester, N.Y. 09.11.2012

Thaddeus L. Obark, BS ֹ’52, of Rochester, N.Y. 09.20.2012

John W. Richards, MD ’52 & BA ’48 of Southwest Ranches, Fla. 05.08.2012

Andrew Y. Andersen, BA ֹ’53, of Eggertsville, N.Y. 06.26.2012

Robert K. Bensching, BS ’53, of Littleton, Colo. 08.24.2012

James R. Buckley, BS ’53, of Lebanon, Mo. 08.26.2012

Josephine M. Davenport, BA ’53, of North Tonawanda, N.Y. 05.11.2012

Christy M. Feneck, DDS ’53, of Springfield, La. 07.27.2012

Irwin Katzman, BS ’53, of Lake Worth, Fla. 10.08.2012

Robert A. Olsen, DDS ’53, of Johnsonville, N.Y. 07.19.2012

Joseph A. Taddeo, LLB ’53, of Rochester, N.Y. 10.03.2012

Reinhold A. Ullrich, MD ’53, of Rolling Hills, Calif. 10.04.2012

Mary A. Felleisen, EDM ’54, of Wayne, Pa. 07.06.2012

Lawrence M. Janus, MD ’54 & BA ’49, of Reno, Nev. 07.15.2012

Bryant S. Kurtzman, LLB ’54, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. 09.13.2012

William V. Alexson, CERT ’55, of Rochester, N.Y. 05.03.2012

Gary W. Fust, BA ’55, of Santa Cruz, Calif. 10.06.2012

Joseph C. Leone, BS ’55, of Rochester, N.Y. 09.21.2012

Douglas W. Moran, DDS ’55 of Whitesboro, N.Y. 06.07.2012

Thomas H. Overfield, BS ’55, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.22.2012

Jarvis E. Hyzer, DDS ’56, of Otego, N.Y. 07.07.2012

Kurt Lang, BS ’56, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.26.2012

Charles E. Treanor, PHD ’56, of Pittsford, N.Y. 05.27.2012

Ernst E. Both, MA ’57 & BA ’55, of Eden, N.Y. 08.26.2012

Robert C. MacDowell, BS ’57, of Camp Hill, Pa. 05.22.2012

Peter, A. Schultz, BS ’57, of East Aurora, N.Y. 10.17.2012

James L. West, BS ’57, of Greenhurst, N.Y. 05.29.2012

Walter H. Wurster, PHD ’57 & BA ’50, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 11.21.2012

Charles N. Blinkoff, BS ’58, of West Amherst, N.Y. 09.30.2012

Edward J. Downes, DDS ’58, of Singer Island, Fla. 06.12.2012

Edmund Malits, MSW ’58, of Columbus, Ohio. 09.17.2012

Robert M. Neilson, MBA ’58, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 08.31.2012

Barbara J. Teal, CERT ’58, of Panama City, Fla. 07.08.2012

Richard C. Gaede, BS ’59, of Fort Meyers, Fla. 10.03.2012

Roger C. Nicholson, BS ’59, of Williamsville, N.Y. 06.22.2012

Jean M. Parker, EDM ’59, of Cicero, N.Y. 07.02.2012

John J. Wheatley, PHD ֹ’59 & MBA ’54, of Seattle, Wash. 06.28.2012

60s

Leifa M. Butrick, BA ’60 of Milwaukee, Wis. 06.16.2012

Paul C. Eisinger, BS ’60 of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.23.2012

Frank D. Graziano, PHD ’60 & MA ’56 of Lake Bluff, Ill. 10.18.2012

Robert G. Habicht, EDM ’60, of West Seneca, N.Y. 08.02.2012

Daniel J. Kij, JD ’60 & BA ’53, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.02.2012

Donald F. Kinner, BS ’60, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.25.2012

Carl R. Kronk, BS ’60, of Chardon, Ohio. 07.28.2012

Naomi L. Leiter, MD ’60, of New York, N.Y. 05.25.2012

Michael H. Miglioranzi, BS ’60, of Tucson, Ariz. 05.29.2012

Elizabeth J. Scott, EDM ’60, of Buffalo, N.Y. 06.25.2012

Gretchen L. Smith, MS ’60 & BS ’55, of Buffalo, N.Y. 06.28.2012

Ernest W. Wasielewski, DDS ֹ’60, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 11.07.2012

Michael C. Battaglia, BS ’61 & JD ’59, of Buffalo, N.Y. 07.01.2012

Samuel A. Cohen, BS ’61, of Williamsville, N.Y. 09.09.2012

Angelo M. DiMino, BFA ’61, of Buffalo, N.Y. 05.26.2012

Marlyn J. Randall, EDM ’61 & BA ’56 of Westerville, Ohio. 08.29.2012

John H. Gordon, BS ’62, of Amherst, N.Y. 08.02.2012

Alvin M. Malkinson, BA ’62, of Boulder, Colo. 08.03.2012

Joseph E. Margarone, DDS ’62 & BA ’59, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 07.24.2012

Richard L. Schank, BA ’62, of Pittsford, N.Y. 06.22.2012

Ronald L. Woolfenden, BS ֹ’62, of Hobe Sound, Fla. 06.28.2012

Arlene M. Bernas, EDM ’63, of North Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.22.2012

James J. Bonin, MA ’63, of Magnolia, Texas. 08.09.2012

Joseph A. Gardina, BS ’63, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.23.2012

Marie E. Marchant, BS ’63, of Hatboro, Pa. 06.12.2012

Charles M. Morreale, DDS ’63, of Fairport, N.Y. 09.22.2012

Arthur A. Newgarden, PHD ’ 63 & BA ’52, of Plattsburgh, N.Y. 08.31.2012

Samuel M. Betor, BS ’64, of Atlanta, Ga. 07.10.2012

Louis Marasco, BA ’64, of Dayton, Ohio. 07.22.2012

Gregory N. Dangleis, BA ’65, of Cherry Hill Village, Colo. 05.01.2012

Robert J. Duerr, EDM ’65, of Clarence, N.Y. 06.14.2012

Ruth H. Dugan, EDM ’65, of Lakewood, N.Y. 07.04.2012

George B. Movesian, EDD ’65 & BA ’55, of Bergenfield, N.J. 09.29.2012

Dennis Burden, EDB ’66, of Syosset, N.Y. 07.14.2012

Edgar S. Hulse, BA ’66, of Gowanda, N.Y. 08.04.2012

Eleanor N. Sharpe, MBA ’66, BS ’61 & AAS ’58, of Largo, Fla. 07.01.2012

Barbara J. Adkins, MS ֹ’67, of Batavia, Ill. 07.03.2012

Donald A. Alianello, BS ’67 & AAS ’64, of Fort Myers, Fla. 09.11.2012

Corrine J. Bailey-Zerga, MA ’67, of San Francisco, Calif. 05.28.2012

David W. Doughty, BA ’67, of Cypress, Texas. 08.30.2012

David L. Larson, MD ’67, of Lake Tomahawk, Wis. 06.14.2012

Michael D. Lisiecki, BA ’67, of Gasport, N.Y. 10.03.2012

Gustin L. Reichbach, BA ֹ’67, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 07.14.2012

John L. Baier, EDM ’68, of Corinth, Texas. 05.07.2012

Ernest B. Gardow, PHD ’68, of Simsbury, Conn. 06.30.2012

Lenore B. Hoffman, EDM ’68 & BS ’63, of Buffalo, N.Y. 05.30.2012

Robert M. Lubner, MSW ’68, of Freeport, Maine. 10.18.2012

Linda M. Mirando, BS ’68, of Buffalo, N.Y. 10.03.2012

Irene P. Schreiber, BS ’68, of Walnut Creek, Calif. 10.06.2012

Richard W. Trautman, BA ’68, of Orlando, Fla. 09.29.2012

Jean M. Wheeler, BS ’68, of West Lebanon, N.Y. 08.27.2012

John S. Wyler, BS ’68, of Berwyn, Pa. 05.14.2012

Alan D. Goldstein, JD ’69, of East Amherst, N.Y. 08.07.2012

Ian R. McMillan, BA ’69, of Trumbull, Conn. 09.01.2012

Dwight J. Richardson, BA ’69, of Ithaca, N.Y. 11.04.2012

70s

Charles L. DeFrancis, MSW ’70, of Syracuse, N.Y. 06.29.2012

Ronald R. Fierle, EDB ’70, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 10.05.2012

Meryl A. Forman, BA ’70, of Miami, Fla. 07.24.2012

Frank L. Graziano, PMCRT ’70, EDM ’68, DDS ’65 & BA ’51, of Buffalo, N.Y. 10.28.2012

Cynthia T. Jarvis, BS ’70, of Torrance, Calif. 08.22.2012

Roger A. Reese, EDM ’70 & EDB ’64, of Redington Beach, Fla. 05.24.2012

Rita J. Rycyna, EDM ’70, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.12.2012

Emanuel Tabachnick, JD ’70, of Buffalo, N.Y. 09.14.2012

George P. Weister, BA ’70, of Lafayette, Ind. 11.06.2012

Theodore Aspes, DDS ’71 & BA ’67, of Atlanta, Ga. 08.29.2012

Jane D. Block, MLS ’71 of East Aurora, N.Y. 08.08.2012.

Diana C. Cushing, PHD ֹ’71 & BS ’59, of Olympia, Wash. 07.08.2012

Jeffrey Dee Fleigel, MD ’71, of Ocala, Fla. 10.17.2012

George J. McLoughlin, BS ’71, of Albany, N.Y. 09.09.2012

Thomas E. Puglis, BS ’71, of Mentor, Ohio. 05.01.2012

Roy L. Reed, EDD ’71, of New Port Richey, Fla. 07.08.2012

Carl Russo, BS ’71, of Florence, Mass. 10.07.2012

Thomas C. Schmidt, PHD ’71, of Brunswick, Maine. 06.18.2012

Jack B. Shapiro, BS ’71, of Eggertsville, N.Y. 06.22.2012

Robert O. Starr, EDD ’71, of Farmington, N.Y. 05.04.2012

Carol L. Weissfeld, EDM ’71, of Sarasota, Fla. 07.15.2012

Marion Entress, BA ’72, of Pittsford, N.Y. 07.27.2012

Timothy D. Hassett, BS ’72, of Calhan, Colo. 06.01.2012

Elliot L. Kaminitz, DDS ’72, of Middletown, R.I. 06.20.2012

Janice B. Newman, MS ’72, of Carlisle, Pa. 09.28.2012

Larry M. Rubin, DDS ’72, of Schenectady, N.Y. 07.13.2012

Susan C. Schieres, MSW ’72, of Centerville, Ohio. 05.14.2012

Diane Sonnenberg, BA ’72, of Annandale, Va. 08.18.2012

David F. Billiar, BS ’73, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 07.30.2012

Gary E. Marino, BS ’73, of Gaithersburg, Md. 07.03.2012

Frank Presutti, BS ’73, of Seneca Falls, N.Y. 07.03.2012

Robert E. Smith, DDS ’73, of Milford, Conn. 08.06.2012

James S. Wefel, PHD ’73, Iowa City, Iowa. 09.01.2012

Samuel J. Ark, JD ’74, of Silver Creek, N.Y. 07.03.2012

James T. Habicht, BS ’74 & BA ’74, of Houston, Texas. 11.13.2012

Kevin J. Holmes, BS ’74, of Manasquan, N.J. 06.12.2012

Edward A. Bruch, BA ’75, of East Amherst, N.Y. 08.18.2012

Ronald L. Smith, BS ’75, of Alden, N.Y. 10.11.2012

Eva M. Vogelmann, MA ’75, of Buffalo, N.Y. 07.07.2012

Lewis J. Fein, MBA ’76, of Boyton Beach, Fla. 07.16.2012

Charles, J. Carter, BS ’77, of East Aurora, N.Y. 08.31.2012

William P. Newton, BS ’77, of Cary, N.C. 06.03.2012

Patricia M. Stempien, BA ’77, of Buffalo, N.Y. 07.13.2012

Sandra C. Anderson, MLS ’78 & BA ’75, of Amherst, N.Y. 09.24.2012

Michael J. Aronica, EDM ’78 & BA ’74, of Clarence, N.Y. 08.08.2012

Peter E. Demmin, EDD ’78, MS ’68 & BA ’59, of Amherst, N.Y. 05.07.2012

Christopher J. Jones, MBA ’78 & JD ’75, of Buffalo, N.Y. 10.08.2012

Robert B. Druar, JD ’79 & BA ’76, of Statesville, N.C. 06.06.2012

Glenn V. Woike, MLS ’79, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.18.2012

80s

Shirley A. George, BA ’80, of Owings Mills, Md. 07.27.2012

Margery H. Geyer, JD ’80, of Orchard Park, N.Y. 05.07.2012

Samuel A. Longo, AAS ’80, of Orlando, Fla. 09.15.2012

Francis A. Nenno, BS ’80, of Santa Fe, N.M. 07.22.2012

Michael E. Hopkins, BS ’81, of Marion, N.Y. 05.25.2012

Paul Roman, BS ’81, of Manlius, N.Y. 10.26.2012

Larry I. Lindenbaum, BS ’82, of Marlboro, N.J. 08.31.2012

Imelda D. Osten, BS ’82, of Portland, Ore. 07.05.2012

Mary E. Pierce, BA ’82, of North Kingstown, R.I. 06.06.2012

Eve H. Salczynski, BA ’82, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 09.17.2012

Sharon R. Silbiger, MD ’82, of New York, N.Y. 09.06.2012

Colin P. Doering, BS ’83, of Williamsville, N.Y. 05.10.2012

Michael E. Odre, BS ’83, of Hamburg, N.Y. 06.02.2012

Robert M. Schnick, MLS ’83, of Erie, Pa. 08.19.2012

Roberta A. Snyder, MSW ’83 & BA ’79, of Lockport, N.Y. 08.29.2012

Fred Standen, BS ’83 & BA ’71, of Edmond, Okla. 11.02.2012

Carol A. Walker, BS ’83, of Endicott, N.Y. 06.13.2012

Joan E. Evans, BA ’84, of Potomac, Md. 08.09.2012

Cynthia M. Frank, EDM ’84, of Cheektowaga, N.Y. 07.22.2012

Thomas F. Niegsch, BS ’85, of Jupiter, Fla. 10.20.2012

Gregory J. Rorech, BS ’85, of Tampa, Fla. 07.24.2012

William T. Crocoll, EDD ’86, EDM ’56 & BA ’49, of North Ferrisburgh, Vt. 08.22.2012

Michael S. Evanco, MBA ’86 & BA ’79, of Snyder, N.Y. 06.21.2012

Gerald A. May, BS ’86, of Colden, N.Y. 06.19.2012

Maiken Naylor, MLS ’87, of Tonawanda, N.Y. 08.24.2012

Christopher A. Gburek, BS ’88, of East Amherst, N.Y. 07.12.2012

Oscar W. Haas, MS ’88 & BS ’76, of Metuchen, N.J. 09.17.2012

Wendy A. Wojciechowski, BS ’88, of Baldwinsville, N.Y. 09.04.2012

90s

Alicia M. Stanton, MD ’90, of Longmeadow, Mass. 08.21.2012

Kevin B. Hinderling, BA ’93, of Clinton, N.Y. 08.21.2012

Neil R. Sherwood, JD ’93, of Buffalo, N.Y. 08.14.2012

Joan M. Betzler, EDM ’94, of Burt, N.Y. 08.09.2012

Lee M. Bure, MS ’94 & BS ’91, of East Aurora, N.Y. 07.07.2012

James R. Clark, BS ’94, of Elma, N.Y. 07.22.2012

Michael J. Pinski, MBA ֹ’94 & BS ’94, of Buffalo, N.Y. 10.27.2012

John R. Bell, JD ’96, of Las Vegas, Nev. 06.21.2012

Raymond E. Dugger, BA ’96, of New Matamoras, Ohio. 08.05.2012

Timothy V. Jorden, MD ’96, of Lakeview, N.Y. 06.00.2012

Donna K. Coyle, PHD ’99, of Tijeras, N.M. 05.04.2012

00s

Michael A. Chiantella, JD ’03 & MBA ’99, of Venice, Fla. 05.30.2012

Robert L. Harris, BA ’03, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 06.09.2012

Daniel Kiblin, BS ’03 & AAS ’98, of East Amherst, N.Y. 06.04.2012

Jeffrey D. Vanslyke, BS ’05, of Elba, N.Y. 06.20.2012

Julia E. Roberts, JD ’06 & BA ’03, of Buffalo, N.Y. 11.14.2012

Caleb E. Mead, BA ’08. 06.23.2012

Beth A. Chojecki, MSW ’09, of Buffalo, N.Y. 05.14.2012

10s

William C. Anderson, MS ’10 & DDS ’57, of Dansville, N.Y. 05.15.2012

Jacob A. Vogelman, BFA ’10, of Brooklyn, N.Y. 10.29.2012

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