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Marlon B. Siegel, 58, of Williamsville, an honored member of the Erie Community College faculty and head of the respiratory care program at the North Campus, died Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2001) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He was 58.

Siegel joined ECC as an instructor in 1971 and quickly achieved high accreditation results in his academic program. His innovative work in medical technology also attracted several grants.

Often praised for his dedication and his commitment to improving the teaching and learning environment, he received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award in 1995, ECC President's awards in 1990 and 1976 and the college's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1984.

He was an executive committee member and former chairman of the State Board for Respiratory Care.

A Buffalo native and Riverside High School graduate, Siegel held bachelor's and master's degrees from the University at Buffalo and was a National Institutes of Health fellow.

Surviving are his wife, the former Susan Diamond; a daughter, Deborah of Seattle; a son, J.D. of Boston; and three sisters, Iris Oakley of Buffalo, Beth Tubin of East Amherst and Cherise Balistreri of California.

Services were held today in Amherst Memorial Chapel, Getzville. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

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