Updated August 23, 2023

  • Kathryn Sawner
    Kathryn A. Sawner, whose 33-year career at UB included serving as an assistant to two of its presidents, died Aug. 17, in Sisters Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 81.
  • Celebration of Life set for Steven Shaw
    A service celebrating the life of longtime UB staff member Steven L. Shaw will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Student Union Theatre, North Campus. A reception will follow in the Student Union Social Hall.
  • Kristina Young
    Kristina Young, a retired clinical faculty member in the School of Public Health and Health Professions who was instrumental in helping the school develop its master’s degree program in public health, died May 6 in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a brief illness. She was 72.
  • Anthony J. Rozak Jr.
    Anthony “Tony” J. Rozak Jr., professor emeritus of computer art and communication design in the Department of Art, died May 5. He was 83.
  • Steven L. Shaw, longtime UB staff member, advocate for international education, dies at 63
    Steven L. Shaw, associate vice provost and director of the Office of International Admissions, died May 2 at his Amherst home. He was 63.
  • Jay Leavitt
    Jay Leavitt, a computer scientist who helped to lead UB into the computer age during the 1980s, died Feb. 25 in Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir, N.C. He was 85.
  • Kenneth F. Joyce
    Every institution of higher learning develops a character, a uniqueness that reflects the place, the time and most of all the people who’ve shaped it. Few have done more to mold the ethos of UB School of Law than Professor Kenneth F. Joyce.
  • Walter Simpson
    Walter Simpson, who served as UB’s energy officer for 26 years, died Feb. 2 in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 73.
  • F. William Lawvere
    Francis William Lawvere, a longtime member of the UB mathematics faculty, died Jan. 23 in Chapel Hill, N.C., after a long illness. He was 85.
  • John R. “Jack” Davis
    John R. “Jack” Davis, an industrialist and the largest individual donor to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, died Jan. 23 after a long illness. He was 89.
  • Robert Hoeing
    Robert “Bob” Hoeing, associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, died unexpectedly Jan. 19. He was 67.
  • Grace Dean
    Grace Dean, a professor in the School of Nursing, died Jan. 10. She was 66.
  • Joseph Tufariello
    Joseph J. Tufariello, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and former dean of UB’s Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, died on Nov. 28 in Eugene, Oregon, where he had moved to be near family. He was 87.
  • Charles E. Carr
    Charles E. Carr, a professor in the School of Law for 28 years, died suddenly Dec. 6 in his sister’s home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • Lois J. Baker
    Lois J. Baker, a longtime member of University Communications, died Dec. 1 in Harris Hill Nursing Facility from complications from dementia. She was 77.
  • Nagesh S. Revankar
    Nagesh S. Revankar, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics and a UB faculty member for more than 50 years, died Oct. 23. He was 86.
  • David M. Mark
    David M. Mark, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography and an internationally recognized leader in the field of GIScience, died Sept. 24 after a brief illness. He was 74.
  • Debabrata Talukdar
    Debabrata “Debu” Talukdar, professor of marketing in the School of Management, died Sept. 23. He was 59.
  • Thomas B. Burrows, former executive director of the Center for the Arts
    Thomas B. Burrows, who spent two decades leading the Center for the Arts and molding the performance venue into an important piece of Western New York’s arts and cultural scene, died Sept. 18 in Lewiston. He was 88.
  • Claes E.G. Lundgren
    Claes E.G. Lundgren, longtime UB faculty member and SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physiology, died June 12. He was 91.