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Kenneth H. Kurtz, UB psychology professor

Nov. 7, 1928 – Sept. 21, 2015

Kenneth H. Kurtz, of Williamsville, a faculty member in the University at Buffalo Psychology Department for more than 40 years, died Sept. 21 in Elderwood at Williamsville. He was 86.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Kurtz received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1949 from UB, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a master’s degree and doctorate from Yale University.

Mr. Kurtz served in the Army at Fort Knox, Ky.

He joined the UB faculty in the late 1950s.

He was an author of the textbook “Foundations of Psychological Research: Statistics, Methodology and Measurement,” and published numerous articles throughout his career.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary Kremer-Kurtz; two sons, Robert and Stuart; a stepson, Vincent Kremer; two stepdaughters, Lea Ann Hebb and Tracy Kremer; and three grandsons.

Services will be private.

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