7/20/1920 - 7/20/2014
NYU Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Robert Panara
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A man who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture has died. Robert Panara was 94.
Longtime friend and colleague Harry Lang says Panara died of natural causes Sunday at the Rochester, New York, nursing home where he lived.
His career included teaching at Gallaudet University and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was a founder of the school's National Technical Institute for the...