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Sebastiano LoGiudice, former Buffalo State instructor

Jan. 23, 1941 – Jan. 21, 2015

Sebastiano LoGiudice, a former psychology instructor at Buffalo State College, died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a long illness. He was 73.

Mr. LoGiudice, who was known as Sam, was born in Buffalo and served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War as a crew chief for the C-130 Air Lift Program out of Honolulu. After leaving the military, he worked for RCA and was instrumental in the installation of the first computer system at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

After several years, Mr. LoGiudice decided to change careers and returned to school, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Buffalo State in 1985 and 1993, respectively. He worked at the school part time while still a student and was hired full time in the psychology department after graduating magna cum laude. He retired in 2011 after more than 25 years with the college.

Mr. LoGiudice most recently lived in North Tonawanda, previously residing in Hamburg and in Amherst. He volunteered with Literacy Volunteers of America and in 1996 was presented the Executive Director’s Award in recognition for his support.

In his free time, he was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed taking cruises and having the opportunity to meet people from all different backgrounds.

Mr. LoGiudice is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Adrian Kaczmarek; three daughters, Cassandra Paolucci, Liane Wollen and Alena Piccillo; two brothers, Nicholas and Augustino; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Amherst.

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