Bernard Tofany, a family dentist in upstate New York for more than half a century, died August 11, 2016, at the age of 93, at The Osborn in Rye, where he had lived in recent years.
During World War II he served aboard a U.S. Navy landing ship in the South Pacific. He was a graduate of Aquinas Institute, St. Bonaventure University, and University of Buffalo Dental School.
Dr. Tofany not only enjoyed being a family dentist but held many positions in his field. He was Assistant Clinical Professor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dental Hygiene at Monroe Community College, and a Consultant at the V.A. hospitals in Canandaigua and Bath. He served as President of the Monroe County and Seventh District Dental Societies, as well as on the New York State Board for Dentistry, N.E. Regional Board of Dental Examiners, and the American Association of Dental Examiners, and was a Fellow in the American and International Colleges of Dentists. Dr. Tofany received the Award of Merit from the Rochester Academy of Medicine and the Dr. George D. Greenwood Award from the Seventh District Dental Society.