March 02, 2021

Obituaries

  1. March 1, 2021

    Obituary — Joe Eisley

    Joe Eisley, professor emeritus of aerospace engineering, died Dec. 30, 2020, at the age of 92. In 1956, he and his wife moved to Ann Arbor where he began a 42-year career as a professor of aerospace engineering at U-M.

  2. February 8, 2021

    Obituary — Robbins Burling

    Robbins Burling, professor emeritus of anthropology and linguistics, died peacefully Jan. 2 at the age of 94 after a full, rich life.

  3. January 18, 2021

    Obituary — James Renick

    Former UM-Dearborn chancellor James Renick was a leader who noticed when people went above and beyond. Renick, who served as chancellor from January 1993 through July 1999, died Jan. 3 at the age of 72.

  4. January 11, 2021

    Obituary — Irwin J. Goldstein

    Irwin J. Goldstein, a professor emeritus pf biological chemistry and longtime Ann Arbor resident, died Dec. 26 in Chelsea, Michigan. He was 91.

  5. January 11, 2021

    Obituary — Tom Hickey

    Tom Hickey, professor emeritus of health behavior and health education, died Nov. 8, 2020, at the age of 80 after complications from surgery.

  6. December 7, 2020

    Obituary — Charles Frederic Fraker Jr.

    Charles Frederic Fraker Jr., professor emeritus of romance languages and literature, died Nov. 23 at Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  7. November 30, 2020

    Remembering UM-Dearborn professor Bill Grosky

    Colleagues and former students remember Bill Grosky, professor of computer and information science in UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, who died Nov. 13. 

  8. November 9, 2020

    Obituary — James William Craven

    James William Craven (“Jim”) was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died there at his home on Sept. 17, 2020. In 1949, he entered an apprenticeship at the U-M Bindery, beginning more than 62 years of employment with the university.

  9. November 9, 2020

    Obituary — Harrison Morton

    Harrison Leon Morton (“Harry” or “Tim”) passed away Oct. 13, 2020, at the age of 81. Morton joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment in 1966.

  10. November 2, 2020

    Obituary — Barbara Gail Murphy (Steinberg)

    Barbara Murphy of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020, at the University of Michigan Hospital after a sudden and brief illness. Her 33-year career with U-M began in 1967.