Obituaries

  1. March 8, 1993

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    Michael Morden Michael Morden, adjunct lecturer in philosophy at U-M-Dearborn, died on Feb. 26 in Miami, Fla., from complications following a scuba diving accident. He was 50. Morden joined U-M-Dearborn in 1988 and in recent years served on the Affirmative Action Committee and taught in the REACH Program. He also taught philosophy at U-M-Flint. “Michael…
  2. March 1, 1993

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    J. Radcliffe Squires J. Radcliffe Squires, professor emeritus of English, died Feb. 14 of an abdominal aneurysm at University Hospital. He was 75. Squires was the author of seven books of poetry and numerous critical books and essays. He was editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review, the University’s literary and scholarly journal, in 1970–77. A…
  3. February 15, 1993

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    Frank Copley Frank O. Copley, professor emeritus of Latin, died Feb. 3 in Rogers City. He was 85 years old. He joined the faculty in 1934 and taught here until his retirement in 1977. His special interests included the Roman poet Catullus and Latin elegiac poetry. His translations of Virgil’s The Aeneid, Cicero’s On Old…
  4. February 1, 1993

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    William Mirsky William Mirsky, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died Jan. 22. He was 70. Mirsky was born July 10, 1922, in Prystan, in what is now the Ukraine. He was the son of Peter and Mary (Yewush) Mirsky. He attended public school in Hartford, Conn., then received a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the…
  5. January 25, 1993

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    William S. Benninghoff William S. Benninghoff, 74, professor emeritus of botany and director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens from 1977 to 1986, died Jan. 8 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery later. In 1957 Benninghoff joined the botany faculty, and during his 31-year academic career taught plant ecology, general…
  6. January 11, 1993

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    Otto G. Graf Otto Gotthold Graf, professor emeritus of Germanic languages and literatures, died Dec. 15 at Glacier Hills Nursing Center. He was 82 years old. Graf came to the U-M as a student in 1927 and devoted his entire professional career to serving the University as a teacher, scholar and administrator. He directed the…
  7. November 16, 1992

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    Aleksandra Ligita Rozentals Aleksandra Ligita Rozentals, lecturer in French, died of Hodgkin’s disease on Nov. 3. She was 29. Rozentals was born Sept. 9, 1963, in Kalamazoo. She was a graduate of Kalamazoo College and of Michigan State University (master’s degree in art) and attended the University of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. She was a…
  8. November 2, 1992

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    Shien-Ming Wu Shien-Ming Wu, the J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of Manufacturing Technology, died of complications from heart surgery on Oct. 28 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was 68 years old. An internationally known researcher in the fields of manufacturing engineering and dynamic systems analysis, Wu created and defined the modern field of…
  9. September 21, 1992

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    Waldo E. Sweet, professor emeritus of Latin and the teaching of Latin, died here Sept. 15 of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 80 years old. Sweet was best known for his development of a new approach to teaching Latin based on the application of modern linguistic theories and modern language learning theories. His textbook,…
  10. September 8, 1992

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    Edward S. Bordin Edward S. Bordin, professor emeritus of psychology, died of cancer Aug. 24 in La Jolla, Calif. He was 78. Bordin, who was director of the Counseling Center for more than 30 years, was a distinguished scholar, researcher and clinician in psychotherapy. “Generations of graduate clinical students, many now in leadership roles across…