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2005-11-30 / Obituaries

Robert I. Gayley, retired UB professor

Gayley Gayley Robert I. Gayley, 72, of Amherst, a retired professor from the University at Buffalo Department of Physics and Astronomy, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Jenkintown, Pa., Mr. Gayley received a bachelor of science degree from Lafayette College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Rutgers University.

He was involved with teaching and research at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. His research ranged from solid state physics and cryogenics to the study of ice cores.

In 1960, Mr. Gayley served six months for the Army as a lieutenant in Aberdeen, Md. He was a member of the American Physical Society and enjoyed meteorology, nature, and playing badminton.

Mr. Gayley is survived by his wife, Anne G. of Amherst; a daughter, Jill Hendrickson of White Lake, Mich.; two sons, Todd W. of Naperville, Ill. and Kenneth G. of Iowa City, Iowa. and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 28 from Beach-Tuyn Funeral Home.

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