Social psychologist Robert L. Kahn, a founding member of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, died Jan. 6 in Burlington, Vermont, at age 100. He will be remembered for his pioneering work on organizational theory and for his research on — and inspiring embodiment of — successful aging.
Penny W. Stamps — a University of Michigan alumna, fierce advocate for the arts, community leader, philanthropist, design professional and former teacher — died Thursday at her home after a battle with leukemia. She was 74.
Walter Jacob Weber Jr., 84, died Oct. 18 at Huron Woods Memory Center, with family at his side, after a brief illness. He was professor emeritus and the Gordon M. Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Engineering.
Minor Jesser “Jud” Coon, retired Victor C. Vaughan Distinguished Professor who worked in the University of Michigan Department of Biological Chemistry, died Sept. 5.
James L. Waters, a former University of Michigan regent, prominent attorney, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died suddenly and very unexpectedly Aug. 31 at his home in Muskegon, Michigan.
Arthur Coffman Wolfe, 87, a long-time research associate and University of Michigan alumnus, died Dec. 28, 2017, at Pinecrest, the 114 year old Wolfe family enclave along Crystal Lake near Beulah, Michigan.
Barbara C. Hodgdon, retired professor of English (2005-2012), and an affiliated faculty member of Screen Arts & Cultures, died early March 22, after living so remarkably well with COPD and lung cancer for six years.
Jean M. Malouin, assistant professor of family medicine, died unexpectedly March 10 from medical causes.
Longtime faculty member Richard Meisler died after complications of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 21, 2017.
James N. Morgan, an economist who created the longest-running intergenerational household survey in the world, died Jan. 8 at University of Michigan Hospital. He was 99 and lived in Ann Arbor.
Paul Ilie, professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, scholar and critic in the fields of the history of ideas in Europe, and former University of Michigan professor, died July 18 in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Joel Smoller, 81, a recently retired professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, died Sept. 27 after a prolonged illness.
Update: Memorial information has been added below.
Roger Fleming Hackett, emeritus professor of history at the University of Michigan and pioneer in the field of Asian studies, died Oct. 26 in Ann Arbor. He was 95 years old.
Professor Emeritus Frederick L. Goodman died Aug. 8 in Thousand Oaks, California.
Goodman served as professor of education, School of Education, from 1960-2005.
“He is loved by all who knew him around our world,” said his wife, Lenore Goodman.
— Submitted by Martha Kransdorf
Carolyn “Toni” Kessler, who spent almost four decades working in the Office of the Registrar, died April 1 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital following a short illness.
Roland “Red” Hiss died Dec. 15, 2016, at the University of Michigan Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Red was born on Oct. 9, 1932, to George Crosby and Adrianne (Graham) Hiss in Newark, New Jersey.
Max Arthur Heirich, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Michigan, died April 27 at the age of 85 after a long illness. He was known to many in the Ann Arbor community for his teaching, social activism and work in alternative medicine. His academic work encompassed the sociology of religion, social movements and health care.
William R. “Bill” Uttal, professor emeritus of psychology, was a scholar in the most ideal sense of the word.
Bruce H. Karnopp, 78, of Ann Arbor, died peacefully Jan. 1 in the company of his beloved family.