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Sept. 29, 1929 – April 27, 2013

Dr. Harvey D. Sprowl, associate dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry, died April 27 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 83.

Dr. Sprowl, a 1947 graduate of Kensington High School, earned an undergraduate degree and graduate degree in dentistry from UB before embarking in 1960 on a private practice in Williamsville.

He also became a part-time instructor of clinical dentistry at UB and, in 1973, became a full-time associate professor of clinical dentistry.

Dr. Sprowl retired 21 years later as the school’s associate dean of clinical affairs and after a career that included several notable contributions, including the creation of a model college program for the clinical instruction of dentistry.

Over the years, he served in many offices in the Eighth District Dental Society and American Dental Association and, at one time, served as president of the Dental Society of New York State.

A longtime resident of Williamsville, Dr. Sprowl served as supervising dentist for the Williamsville School District and as a volunteer firefighter. He also was a member of the Amherst Kiwanis Club.

An avid sportsman and conservationist, Dr. Sprowl also coached youth sports, including teams in the Amherst Hockey Association.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, the former Joan Mayer; and two sons, Chris and Josh.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. May 17 in the UB Dental School.