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Aug. 5, 1940 – Jan. 9, 2014

Dr. Adrian O. Vladutiu, a medical researcher and retired University at Buffalo professor, died Thursday in his Amherst home after a lengthy illness. He was 73.

Dr. Vladutiu was director of the clinical laboratories at Buffalo General Hospital until his retirement in 2001 and was professor emeritus of pathology and anatomical sciences, microbiology and medicine at UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

A pathology resident’s award has been established in his name at UB.

Born in Romania, he earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine in Bucharest in 1962 and his doctorate in physiopathology at the School of Medicine in Jassy, Romania.

After coming to Buffalo in 1969 to pursue research in autoimmune thyroiditis, he completed an internship in medicine and a residency in clinical pathology at Buffalo General Hospital. He wrote more than 135 papers on his clinical and research findings.

Survivors include his wife, the former Georgirene D. “Rene” Dietrich; two daughters, Christina L. Vaughan and Catherine J.; a sister, Dr. Martha Filitti; and a grandson.

Services were held Sunday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.