Obituaries

Updated September 19, 2018

4/26/17
Paul S. Guinn, a European historian and associate professor emeritus at UB, died April 22 in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was 88.
3/29/17
Mary B. Cassata, a longtime faculty member of the Department of Communication who was a leading authority on the academic analysis of soap operas, died Monday after a brief illness.
3/9/17
A celebration of the life of longtime UB faculty member Brian Henderson will be held at 4 p.m. March 11 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.
2/8/17
Donald Henderson, a leader in the field of noise-induced hearing loss and professor emeritus of communicative disorders and sciences, died Feb. 1 after a long illness. He was 78.
1/9/17
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in Westminster Presbyterian Church for Margaret MacGillivray, a pediatric endocrinologist and longtime UB faculty member who died Sept. 17 from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 86.
1/5/17
Donald R. Brutvan Sr., a longtime UB faculty member and dean of Millard Fillmore College, died Dec. 30 under hospice care at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 92.
12/19/16
Carmelo A. Privitera, a research scientist and professor emeritus of biological sciences, died Dec. 11 in Albany after a short illness. He was 93.
11/30/16
Rosemary Mecca, a retired international scholar adviser in the Office of International Education, died Oct. 23. She was 69.
11/29/16
Victor Doyno, longtime UB faculty member and one of the country’s foremost Mark Twain scholars, died Nov. 16 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
11/8/16
Jiyuan Yu, professor of philosophy and director of UB’s Confucius Institute, died Nov. 3 in Hospice Buffalo after a battle with colon cancer. He was 52.
11/7/16
A remembrance will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnerville Road, for Karen Lee Nemeth, a longtime counselor in the Office of Career Services who died Oct. 10 in her Buffalo home after a short illness. She was 59.
10/19/16
Albert J. Ermanovics, a longtime UB staff member and active member and officer for United University Professions, died Oct. 10 after suffering from congestive heart failure. He was 73.
10/18/16
Harold R. Ortman, a dentist and longtime faculty member in the School of Dental Medicine, died Oct. 14 under hospice care in Wesley Rehabilitation Center, Getzville, after a short illness. He was 98.
10/4/16
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Road, Williamsville, for Brenda P. Haughey, associate professor emeritus in the School of Nursing who died Sept. 19. She was 75.
9/27/16
John Ho, a retired longtime UB faculty member and administrator who most recently served as vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School, died Sept. 22 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74.
9/26/16
Patricia A. Burns, a retired UB Nursing faculty member who went on to become dean of the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, died Sept. 21 after a long illness. She was 77.
9/16/16
Kenneth Levy, professor emeritus of psychology, died Sept. 10 in Florida. He was 69.
9/8/16
Richard A. Sebian, a retired supervisor of grounds for UB, died Sept. 6. He was 92.
8/23/16
Dennis Tedlock, SUNY Distinguished Professor, James H. McNulty Professor in the Department of English and distinguished ethnopoeticist, translator, linguist and poet, died June 3. He was 76.
8/2/16
Michael S. Hudecki, a retired UB faculty member who conducted research on his own illness, died July 30 in his Getzville home. He was 72.