Nov. 18, 1948 – April 13, 2014

NORTH TONAWANDA – Barry S. Donner, a lawyer and retired Niagara University professor, died unexpectedly Sunday in his North Tonawanda home. He was 65.

Born in Niagara Falls, he was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University at Buffalo. He received his juris doctor degree in law from the University of Akron.

Mr. Donner was a professor of business law at Niagara University for more than 30 years, retiring in 2009. He also had a private law practice.

He was a board member of the Twin Cities Community Outreach Food Pantry and a member of the Mental Health Association.

He enjoyed gardening, photography and classical music, and he had an extensive record collection.

Survivors include a son, Ezra; a daughter, Hannah; the mother of his children, Katherine Ellis; and a sister, Deborah Filocamo.

Services will be at 9 a.m. today in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.