Updated August 17, 2020

  • 8/17/20
    Rossman F. Giese Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Geology, died Aug. 1 at home after a long illness. He was 84.
  • 6/8/20
    Susan Bennett, a longtime UB faculty member and pioneer in rehabilitation practices for people with multiple sclerosis, died June 4 after a battle with cancer. She was 64.
  • 6/1/20
    John C.G. Boot, professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Management Science and Systems in the School of Management, died May 15 in Buffalo. He was 83.
  • 5/27/20
    Linda A. Lohr, longtime University Libraries staff member and curator of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection in the Health Sciences Library, died April 24.
  • 5/7/20
    Murray Levine, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Psychology and a longtime UB faculty member who in the 1960s helped launch the emerging field of community psychology, died May 4. He was 92.
  • 4/9/20
    Peter F. Regan III, a noted educator and psychiatrist who served as UB’s acting president during the period of campus unrest in the 1970s, died suddenly on April 5. He was 95.
  • 11/1/19
    Piyare Lal Jain, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, died Oct. 28. He was 97.
  • 9/19/19
    Charles Garton, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Classics, died July 5 in Ann Arbor, Mich., after a long illness. He was 92.
  • 9/13/19
    Norman Severo, professor emeritus of statistics, died Sept. 2 at age 91.
  • 9/13/19
    Robert Corretore, a family doctor who helped establish the curriculum in the 1970s for the Department of Family Practice in what is now the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, died Sept. 8. He was 88.
  • 7/30/19
    Rodney L. Doran, professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Education and the guiding force in the university’s popular and enduring Science Exploration Day, died July 24. He was 79.
  • 7/15/19
    Rocco C. Venuto, a leading researcher on chronic kidney disease and treatment, and a professor in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, died July 11. He was 77.
  • 6/26/19
    Edward J. Massaro, a former faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry, died June 1 in Cary, N.C., a few days before his 85th birthday. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for five years.
  • 6/25/19
    Frank Jen, professor emeritus of finance in the School of Management, passed away April 22. He was nearly 88 and worked for the school from 1964 until his retirement in 1997.
  • 6/12/19
    Scott C. White, a longtime faculty member in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, passed away unexpectedly May 24. He was 68.
  • 6/5/19
    A celebration of the life of Gerald “Gerry” O’Grady, a longtime UB faculty member and pioneering media scholar, will take place at 1 p.m. June 8 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
  • 5/15/19
    Lewis Mandell, former dean and professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics in the School of Management, passed away May 6 in Austin, Texas. He was 76.
  • 4/16/19
    Howard Blane, former director of UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), passed away on April 7.
  • 3/13/19
    Debbie Zielinski, a secretary in the School of Nursing, died of cancer Dec. 20. She was 63.
  • 3/7/19
    Robert E. Baier, UB Distinguished Professor and an internationally known biomedical engineer and biosurface chemist, died March 2 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a yearlong illness. He was 79.