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Maxine C. Cavanaugh, clinical psychologist

March 18, 1931 – Feb. 11, 2014

Maxine C. Cavanaugh, of the Town of Tonawanda, a clinical psychologist who appeared regularly on “AM Buffalo,” died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 82.

Born in Philadelphia, the former Maxine Cornell was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and earned her master’s degree and doctorate in psychology at the University at Buffalo.

Mrs. Cavanaugh practiced for more than 50 years and counseled thousands of people in Western New York and around the world. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, she gave guidance to “AM Buffalo” viewers on a wide variety of psychological topics.

She was chairwoman of the New York State Board of Psychology Ethics Committee for a decade and delivered lectures for university, industrial and community groups.

She was a member of the Psychological Association of Western New York and the American Psychological Association.

An avid traveler, she visited six continents.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, David K., who also is a psychologist; a son, David C.; a daughter, Carolyn Jeanne-Claire Cavanaugh Toft; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. today in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.

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