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recognizing long Service

At a June reception, the following School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff were recognized for long service to UB: robert D. Balcerak, ’62, and Davis A. Garlapo, ’68, both in the Department of restorative Den- tistry, were recognized for 40 years of service. Michael F. Skrip, ’77, in the Department of restorative Dentistry; Nancy C. Marzec, research technician in the Department of Oral Biology; and Geraldine r. volk, senior dental assistant, were recognized for 30 years of service. BaLCEraK LEFt anD sKriP


Caesar J. Daugenti, ’40, of Boise, idaho, died Dec.18, 2008. He was 92. Daugenti practiced dentistry in Ge- neva and Massena, N.y., until retirement in 1991. samuel Goldsman, ’44, of liverpool,

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      He grew up in Buffalo,

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    y., and earned degrees in

chemistry and dentistry at UB. He earned master’s degrees in orthodontia and music from indiana University, and master’s degrees in musical theater and theater direct- ing from Syracuse University. in 1964, he briefly served as chairman of the Depart- ment of Orthodontia at West virginia University. Goldsman practiced in liverpool until his retirement in 1983. Francis J. (Babe) Frantz Jr., ’49, of Warsaw, N.y., died on May 7. He was 88. Frantz grew up in Hornell, N.y., and studied engineering at the University of Michigan. Frantz practiced dentistry in Warsaw for more

than 45 years. nicholas a. nicosia, ’54, of rochester,

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    • 82.

      Nicosia was born in Buf-

falo, N.y., and was president of the Seventh Dental District Society and Monroe County Dental Society, and was mem- bership chairman for the Dental Society of the State of New york. He received the Seventh District’s George D. Greenwood Award, its high- est honor. James P. Geracci, ’57, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, died May 7. He was 78. Born in Niagara Falls, N.y., Geracci graduated from Niagara University and UB and completed postgraduate periodontal training at tufts University. He served as chief of dental surgery at Nellis Air Force Base before holding ex- ecutive positions at Dean Wit- ter reynolds inc. and Morgan Stanley. allen r. Fisgus, ’68, of East Amherst, N.y., died April 29. He was 67. Fisgus was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and practiced for more than 35 years in Depew, N.y.

S. howard payne DDS, fap, facD


memorial service will be held on Aug. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Squire Hall atrium for S. Howard Payne, ’37, a re- tired faculty member who died April 29 in tucson, Ariz. He was 94.

Born in Buffalo, Payne attended UB and graduated cum laude from the School of Dental Medicine in 1937. He then joined the school’s faculty as a professor and later be- came assistant dean. After serving on the faculty for 44 years, he retired to tucson in 1982. in 1983 the school named him Distinguished retired Clinical Professor Emeritus.

As a prosthodontist, Payne special- ized in providing dental implants, as well as other aesthetic and recon- structive dentistry. He also worked in private practice in the Buffalo area.


Payne was elected president of the Academy of Prosthodontics in 1967 and served as president of the American Board of Prosthodontics during the same decade. in 2006, he received the academy’s first Distinguished Service Award.

Payne, a highly sought-after lecturer, taught courses at schools not only in the U.S., but in Canada, Eu- rope, thailand, Japan, india, iraq and South Africa, where he was elected honorary member of the South African Prosthodontic Society.

in addition to his presentations at national and inter- national meetings, Payne published several papers and book chapters and served as section editor and consultant to the international Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry for more than 30 years. He was vital in

Donations to honor s. howard Payne can be made to the Dr. s. howard Payne Postgraduate Prosthetic scholarship Fund, uB Foundation inc., Po Box 1232, Buffalo nY, 14240-1232

establishing the De- partment of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Pros- thetics at roswell Park Cancer institute.

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