Paul R. Haist, an artist who painted right up until his death, died Feb. 28 in his Kenmore home after a brief illness. He was 83.
Mr. Haist, who was born in Kenmore, attended the Art Institute of Buffalo and was a graduate of the Cleveland Art Institute.
He served in the Army overseas during World War II before returning to Kenmore, where he worked as a commercial artist for BBD&O Advertising and Harold Warner Advertising.
A third-generation artist, Mr. Haist was known for his legacy of artwork, most notably the level of detail in his watercolor portraits. He was a member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society and had numerous art shows.
Survivors include a sister, Barbara Jetter of California.
A remembrance service and art show will be scheduled in early May at his home in Kenmore.