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Aug. 31, 1937 - Aug. 24, 2012
Maiken Siebert Naylor, of the Town of Tonawanda, a former librarian at the University at Buffalo, died Aug. 24 in Buffalo General Medical Center. She was 74.
Born in Tallinn, Estonia, she moved with her family to Germany and then to the U.S. in 1952. The family settled in Newburgh, where she was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Vassar College in 1959; a master of science degree from Harvard University in 1960; and her master of library science degree at UB in 1986. She worked as a librarian in the Science and Engineering Library at UB from 1986 to 2000.
Mrs. Naylor had numerous academic articles published. She compiled a collection of stamps related to science, called "Sci-Philately: A Selective History of Science on Stamps," on UB's libraries website. On the website, she also supplied running commentary on her finds.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John F.; two sons, John S. and Stephen J.; and three brothers, Harro Siebert, Hans Siebert and Klaus Siebert.
Funeral services were private.