A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 2 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, Amherst, for Peter S. D'Arrigo, medical director of Millard Fillmore Health Systems and a clinical associate professor of medicine at UB. D'Arrigo died Jan. 30 at his home.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1952 and his medical degree in 1956 from UB and served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps from 1958 to 1960.
D'Arrigo was president of the medical staff at Millard Fillmore Hospital from 1984 to 1986 and vice president of medical affairs and medical director from 1986 to 1995. He served as chief of hematology-oncology at Millard Fillmore Hospitals from 1970-1995 and was a consultant to Roswell Park Cancer Institute during that time.
A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives, D'Arrigo received the Hospice Buffalo Physician Award in 1992. He had served as United Way chairman of the professional component at Millard Fillmore Hospitals.
Rosalyn Zigman Gammerman, Engineering lecturer
Services were held in Boston for Rosalyn Zigman Gammerman, a lecturer in the Technical Communications Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Gammerman died Jan. 14 from cancer.
Gammerman, who had been at UB since 1989, was credited by her colleagues with playing a major role in the growth and success of the Technical Communications Program through her technical expertise, strong English skills, devotion to her students and dedicated training of teaching assistants.
She was cited also for her work in developing a mentoring program in which members of the school's Technical Communications Industrial Advisory Committee participate in helping students produce workplace-quality proposals.
Betty Stark-Guercio, professor emeritus
Services were held Feb. 6 in Kenmore Presbyterian Church for Betty Stark-Guercio, professor emeritus in the Physical Education Department of the University at Buffalo. Guercio, 76, died Feb. 3 in her home in Tonawanda after a long illness.
Stark-Guercio received a B.S. in physical education in 1941 from Cortland State College, and a master's degree from UB in 1948.
A member of the UB faculty from 1951 to 1981, she taught square dance and social dancing in the basic instruction program of the Physical Education Department and later in the basic instruction program of the Division of Athletics. She also taught recreational activities such as badminton and archery. At one time she was asked to teach ballet to members of the football team, to make them more agile.