VOLUME 33, NUMBER 4 THURSDAY, September 20, 2001

Memorial service for Charles Haynie set for Oct. 8

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A memorial service for Charles Atkinson Haynie, a retired UB lecturer and former administrative coordinator for the university's Leo Tolstoy College, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in 280 Park Hall, North Campus.

Haynie, who taught at UB for more than 30 years before his retirement last year, died July 20 in Hospice Buffalo after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 65.

Haynie came to UB in 1969 to teach experimental courses in Tolstoy College—one of the university's residential colleges of the 1960s and 1970s—and soon became known as a voice of the left-wing perspective on campus and in the Buffalo area. He was one of the "Faculty 45"—faculty members arrested during an anti-war sit-in in Hayes Hall in 1970—and was a reform Democratic candidate for the Buffalo Common Council in 1979.

A lecturer in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program, Haynie taught such courses as "Statistics for Social Sciences," "American Left" and "American Reactionary Movements."

He also served as the program's undergraduate advisor and was an affiliate of the Environment and Society Institute.

LeRoy Smith, Spectrum advisor

PA memorial service was held Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, for LeRoy E. (Lee) Smith, a longtime Buffalo News editorial writer who pursued a second career as a journalism instructor at UB. Smith died Sept. 13 at the Weinberg Campus in Amherst after a short illness. He was 82.

Smith, who has suffered a stroke in July, began teaching at UB in 1988 after retiring from The Buffalo News in 1985 after a nearly 40-year career. He served as an advisor to The Spectrum, UB's student newspaper, until his "second" retirement at the end of the Fall 1999 semester, although he officially left the university Dec. 20, 2000, wanting to "go out with the millennium."

Smith also taught at several other Buffalo-area colleges, including Rosary Hill—now Daemen College—and Canisius College before moving on to UB.

Smith received a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from City College of New York and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

He was a life member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, a past president of the Greater Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi) and a past vice president of the Buffalo Newspaper Guild.

Elsie Estrada Pacheco, counselor

Elsie Estrada Pacheco, a retired senior counselor with the Center for Academic Development Services/Equal Opportunity Program, died Sept. 11 in her home after a long battle with diabetes. She was 72.

Her family said she had received more than 70 awards and certificates of honor as a leader in the Hispanic community. She worked in the CADS/EOP program for 24 years, retiring as a senior counselor in 1995.

Born Elsie Brimm in Puerto Rico, she lost her parents when she was young, and her grandparents moved her and her siblings to Buffalo. She married Antonio Estrada and settled in Lackawanna, raising seven children.

She studied to become a registered nurse, and worked as a surgical nurse at Children's Hospital for 10 years before getting another degree. She worked for Crisis Services for two years before joining UB as a counselor.


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