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Robert A. Hensel Sr., 65, a teacher and coordinator of management engineering technology at Erie Community College North Campus for more than 25 years, died Friday (March 27, 1998) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after suffering a heart attack at his Akron home.

Hensel, who lived in the Akron and Newstead area all his life, graduated from Akron Central High School in 1950 and from Erie County Technical Institute, now Erie Community College, with an associate's degree in mechanical engineering in 1952.

He received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from General Motors Institute in 1958 and a master of science degree in vocational and technical education from Buffalo State College in 1969.

In addition to teaching at ECC, he had 12 years of industrial engineering experience and served two years in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a charter member and a past president of the Akron Jaycees and a past vice president of the Niagara Frontier Region of the Jaycees. He was a member of Akron Lodge 527, F&AM; the American Legion; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and the Niagara Frontier Industrial Engineering Society. He also was a member of the Newstead Democratic Committee.

Survivors include his wife, the former JoAnn Schultz; a daughter, Kathy Aylsworth of Corfu; a son, Robert Jr. of Akron; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bernhardt Funeral Home, 130 Main St., Akron. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron.[hdkns]

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