Photo courtesy of Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home

Richard A. Siggelkow PHD

Amherst, New York

Feb 10, 1918 - May 9, 2014

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Dr. Siggelkow was a mentor during my undergraduate days at UB 1963-1967. I was one of the Student Association officers and also wrote for the Spectrum. We were a confident bunch, to say the least, and not always welcoming of faculty-administrator "supervision" in the days of "Don't trust anyone over 30" but he was the exception--genuine, warm, funny, accepting and wise. He genuinely liked students and we loved him in return.

Our thoughts and prayers are. With you and your family...Love BRenda DAhlke (HAire),Sandy Andrews, France's Morton...

DR.Sigglekow was a valued mentor and friend for over 50 years. He will always be remembered for his humor and kindness.
As some may not know, Col. Sigglekow was also a WW2 hero. RIP

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Sigglekow. He was a scholar and gentleman, who was always generous with his time and support during my years in Buffalo. I fondly remember the lunches we shared at Bennigan's and the pride he and Mrs. Siggelkow had in showing me their beautiful home in Ellitcottville. His contributions to his community, local and global will live on and his memory will be a blessing. My deep condolences to Mrs. Siggelkow and the whole family.

My condolences to you family. I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Siggelkow from 91-95 when I attended UB. We would get together for lunch at least once a month over the four years. He was an incredible man who will be missed greatly!
Stew Kaufman UB class of '95

Doc will be missed. He always had a smile and a humorous story to share.The Siggelkows were such a big part of our Ellicottville family. My thoughts are with Lois and the rest of the family.

Dear Rick and Barbara,
I am so sorry for your loss. He had a great long life--and gave so much to others. His impact on the University at Buffalo and generations of students truly changed lives. You are in my prayers.

My great uncle Dick was a sweat sweat man. He had an extraordinary thirst for life and the people he shared his life with. Dick had a way of making me feel that I was the most important person when it was just the two of us. I can't begin to tell you how important that is to a seven year old. Uncle Dick embraced the human experience and at the center of that was Jim, Rick and Lois.

I still don't know how he trained that cat to shake hands. :)

I loved uncle Dick. He had such a great sense of humor. I have very fond memories of my visits to up-state New York and Ellicotville.


Richard's Obituaries

Feb. 10, 1918 – May 9, 2014Dr. Richard A. Siggelkow, who served as dean of students and vice president of Student Affairs at the University at Buffalo, died Friday in Williamsville. He was 96.Born in Madison, Wis., he was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he received a Ph.D. in...

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