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HAVENS, Karl Edwards, Dr. III

HAVENS, Karl Edwards, Dr. III

HAVENS - Karl Edwards, Dr. Iii Age 61, was called to eternal rest suddenly at home on April 26, 2019, with his wife and son by his side. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Karl Edwards Havens, Jr. and Dianne (Lauer) Havens of Niagara Falls. Karl was the loving husband of Pamela Ann (Williams) Havens, of Gainesville, FL; devoted father to Andrew Williams Havens; beloved brother of Claudia Beth (Havens) Wade (Harry) of Niagara Falls, NY, Dr. John Andrew Havens (Michele) of North Tonawanda, NY and Dr. Todd Lauer Havens (Dianne) of Lewiston, NY. He is also survived by six nieces, three nephews, one great-nephew, as well as several cousins and great-cousins. He was predeceased by his in-laws, Oliver Duncan "O.D." and Dorothy "Doll" Williams of Keyser, WV; and several uncles, aunts and cousins. Karl was the Director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program and Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Karl had 35 years of experience in aquatic research, education and outreach. His life's work was a monumental gain to aquatic science, and his loss a palpable one. Karl's true passion and release in life was his love of outdoor photography and art. His art was exhibited at the Lewiston Art Festival several times in the late 1970s, and more recently, at the Hippodrome Theatre Gallery in Gainesville, FL. Visitation will be on Friday, May 10th from 5 - 7 P.M. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, where services will follow at 7:00 P.M. A private memorial event was held in Gainesville, Florida at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida online at or by mail to: 204 North Wymore Road, Winter Park, FL 32789. Visit for online condolences and full obituary.

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