Obituaries

  1. January 8, 2024

    Obituary — Xiaohong Xu

    Xiaohong Xu, assistant professor of sociology, died Dec. 12, 2023, at Angela Hospice near his home in Ann Arbor after a long struggle with cancer. He was 45 years old.

  2. December 22, 2023

    Obituary — Joseph Timothy Marks

    Joseph Timothy Marks, 75, died Nov. 23, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. He dedicated his professional life to academia, retiring as curator emeritus at UM-Dearborn.

  3. December 18, 2023

    Obituary — Ara Paul

    Ara G. Paul, dean emeritus of the College of Pharmacy and professor emeritus of pharmacognosy, who grew the college into one of the nation’s premier pharmacy programs, died Nov. 15 at age 94.

  4. December 18, 2023

    Obituary — Leslie Thornton II

    Leslie Thornton II, age 77, died peacefully at home on Dec. 5. He was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Detroit to Katherine and Leslie James Thornton Sr., and was raised in Hamtramck where he went to primary school and graduated high school.

  5. December 18, 2023

    Obituary — L.A. Peter Gosling

    Lee Anthony Peter (Pete) Gosling died peacefully, from a recurrence of lymphoma, at his home in Ann Arbor on Dec. 13, 2023, surrounded by his immediate family.

  6. December 13, 2023

    Remembering LSA assistant professor Xiaohong Xu

    Xiaohong Xu, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, died Dec. 12 after a long struggle with cancer. He was 45 years old.

  7. November 13, 2023

    Obituary — Roy Penchansky

    Roy Penchansky, professor emeritus of health management and policy, took his last cruise with his loving wife, Elizabeth W. Bates, and he disembarked from this world on Oct. 23 in Malta at the age of 89.

  8. November 13, 2023

    Obituary — Peter G. Meier

    Peter Gustav Meier, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences in the School of Public Health, died peacefully Oct. 14 with family by his side.

  9. October 9, 2023

    Obituary — Jane Gillies Wilson Coon

    Jane Gillies Wilson Coon, assistant professor emerita of nursing, died Aug. 25 at her home in Ann Arbor surrounded by members of her family.

  10. October 2, 2023

    Obituary — Dennis E. Lopatin

    Dennis Edward Lopatin, professor of dentistry emeritus and senior associate dean emeritus, died Sept. 18 at home beside his loving wife, Jane. He was 74.