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The Canisius College community and the Department of Quantitative Sciences mourns the passing of Daniel Dempsey ‘52, PhD. Dan was the embodiment of what it means to be a Griffin.  Graduating with a degree in physics, he went on to earn his PhD from the University of Notre Dame.    

After his graduate work, Dan returned to Canisius and rejoined the Physics Department as a faculty member and instructor.  He taught physics at the college for 51 years (over a third of as long as the college has been in existence).  As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”.  Thank you, Dan, for being a giant to so many Canisius physicists.

The full obituary can be found here –

Submitted by: Michael Wood, professor of physics, Department of Quantitative Sciences