September 16, 2019

Obituaries

  1. September 3, 2019

    Obituary — Rane Curl

    Rane Curl, professor emeritus of chemical engineering whose colleagues and students will remember his clear enunciation of the high standards of performance expected in his classes and in graduate research, died May 12.

  2. August 15, 2019

    Obituary — Jonathan Bulkley

    Jonathan Bulkley, Peter M. Wege Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Systems, died July 14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 81 from lung cancer.

  3. August 12, 2019

    Obituary: Joy Alexander Blouin

    Joy Alexander Blouin, former head of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of History of Art, died peacefully on July 17 at age 74, surrounded by her family. The cause was complications from pneumonia.

  4. August 9, 2019

    Obituary: Elmer Grant Gilbert

    Elmer Grant Gilbert, professor emeritus of aerospace engineering, died June 16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at age 89 from congestive heart failure.

  5. June 19, 2019

    Obituary: Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie

    Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie, professor emeritus of psychology, LSA, and research scientist emeritus in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, passed away peacefully in the company of loved ones on June 12. He was 97.

  6. June 14, 2019

    Obituary: Niara Sudarkasa

    Niara Sudarkasa, née Gloria Albertha Marshall, affectionately known as “Madam President,” and former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at U-M, died May 31 after a long struggle with several chronic diseases.

  7. April 30, 2019

    SACUA honors recently deceased member Sarah Lippert

    The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has approved two resolutions honoring SACUA member Sarah Lippert, who died April 24 at the age of 43. 

  8. March 25, 2019

    Obituary: Frizell L. Vaughan

    Frizell L. Vaughan, associate professor emeritus of environmental and industrial health and associate research scientist emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, died of natural causes on March 16. He was 90 years old.

  9. March 18, 2019

    Obituary: James R. Thiry

    James R. Thiry, former director of personnel at the University of Michigan, died March 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was 88.

  10. March 15, 2019

    Obituary: Gwendolyn Baker

    Gwendolyn Baker, a former School of Education faculty member and University of Michigan alumna, died march 7 in Sarasota, Florida. She was 87.