Jesse E. Nash, a long-time faculty member at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, died at a nursing home in Amherst, New York, on May 11. He was 90 years old.
A native of Buffalo, Nash joined the faculty at Canisius College in 1965 and taught sociology and anthropology there for 33 years before his retirement in 1998. He also served as a lecturer in the department of social, philosophical and historical foundations in the School of Graduate Education at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System. He also was assistant vice president in the Office of Finance and Management at the University at Buffalo from 1975 to 1980.
Nash also was president of Seventy-Eight Restoration, a community development organization in Buffalo. A health center on Buffalo’s East Side was named in his honor in 1972.
Nash held a master’s degree in sociology and anthropology from the University at Buffalo. He received an honorary doctorate from Canisius College.