Haig "Kelly" Naylor, a former chief psychologist for the State of Hawaii, died unexpectedly Thursday in the family's winter home in Naples, Fla. He was 78.
The West Seneca resident lived in Hawaii for 34 years and was instrumental in setting up licensing criteria for psychologists throughout the state.
In 1993, he moved to the Buffalo area, where his wife of 30 years, the former Susan Mullenhoff, was raised.
Dr. Naylor had degrees from the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkley and Ohio State University.
He and his wife traveled to more than 60 countries. One of their last trips was an Amazon excursion in Brazil. He also loved animals and opera.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael K. of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and two grandchildren.
Dr. Naylor's ashes will be buried with those of his late father in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.