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2018-11-07 / Obituaries

Robert A. Kaiser, former Bee editor


Kaiser Kaiser Robert A. Kaiser, 74, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Williamsville, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

Mr. Kaiser graduated from Williamsville High School in 1962 and from Fordham University in 1966. He earned his master’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in 1971. From 1969 to 1970, he served as an infantry sergeant with the 1st Infantry Division and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.

Mr. Kaiser began his newspaper career in the 1960s as an editorial assistant at the Buffalo Evening News and later was a reporter at The Lockport Union-Sun and Journal. In the 1970s, he served as an editor for the Bee Group Newspapers in Lancaster and Depew and later took on the duties of the Cheektowaga and West Seneca editor positions.

Mr. Kaiser was also a former senior editor at The Cincinnati and Kentucky Posts. He was also the adjunct professor of news writing and feature writing at Xavier University. In addition, he was a member of the Mid-America Press Institute board and help conduct training seminars at institute sessions in St. Louis.

Mr. Kaiser is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Ann (nee Swanson); three children, Elizabeth Kaiser, Sarah Criger and Jean Stock; one sibling, Steven Kaiser; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. 1 at St. Rose Church. Arrangements were made by the TP White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Charlotte’s Heart.

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