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August 19, 2019


March 4, 2016

Obituary: Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, who died in January at the age of 92, was a renowned historian and a member of the University of Michigan faculty from 1975 to her retirement in 1988.

February 10, 2016

Obituary: Leslie Raymond Bassett

Leslie Raymond Bassett, the Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Music, died Feb. 4 at his residence in Oakwood, Georgia. He was 93 years old.

January 22, 2016

Obituary: Lewis William ‘Bill’ Shurtliff

Lewis William “Bill” Shurtliff, who worked as a parking supervisor at the University of Michigan and head of duplicating services at the Hatcher Graduate Library until he retired in 1999, died Jan. 2, 2016.

December 4, 2015

Obituary: A. Kent Christensen

A. Kent Christensen, emeritus faculty member in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as well as a former chair of the department, died Nov. 17 due to complications following a stroke in Provo, Utah. He was 87.

November 20, 2015

Obituary: Donald Rossin

Longtime University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty member Donald Rossin died Nov. 8. The associate professor of management studies was 68.

Donald Rossin

October 30, 2015

Obituary: Marcel Muller

Marcel Nicolas Muller, 89, professor emeritus of French, died at his home in Ann Arbor on Oct. 14. A world-renowned specialist in the works of Marcel Proust, Muller was a member of the Michigan faculty from 1966 until his retirement in 1995.  

October 2, 2015

Obituary: David D. Bien

David D. Bien, age 85, professor emeritus of French history at the University of Michigan, died under hospice care Sept. 25 after a lengthy illness. Family, colleagues and friends will long remember and sorely miss a remarkable scholar and a noble human being.  

September 22, 2015

Obituary: Peter Smereka

Peter Smereka, professor of mathematics, died Sept. 15 after suffering an unexpected heart attack.

September 14, 2015

Obituary: Robin Barlow

Robin Barlow, professor emeritus of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, died at home in Augusta, Michigan, on Aug. 23 after a long illness. He was 81.

Robin Barlow

August 14, 2015

Obituary: John Henry Holland

John Henry Holland, University of Michigan professor of psychology, computer science and complex systems, died peacefully Aug. 9 at the age of 86.

Holland was the first U-M Ph.D. in computer science (1959). He soon became one of the first professors in the U-M Department of Computer and Communication Science.

August 11, 2015

Obituary: John H. Romani

John H. Romani, professor emeritus of public health administration in the School of Public Health, died July 8 in Ann Arbor. He was 90.

July 10, 2015

Obituary: Jacob Myron Price

Jacob Myron Price, professor emeritus of history, LSA, died after a long illness May 6 at Glacier Hills retirement and nursing facility in Ann Arbor.        

May 1, 2015

Obituary: Dr. Robert A. Green

Physician, teacher, author, actor, poet, storyteller, violinist — husband, father, step-father and grandfather — Dr. Robert Abraham Green died April 13 at the age of 89.

Dr. Robert A. Green

April 24, 2015

Obituary: Victor Streeter

Victor Streeter, a U-M alum and former Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, died April 15 at the age of 105.

Victor Streeter

April 1, 2015

Jon Lockard, DAAS lecturer and co-founder, dies at 83

Jon Onye Lockard, 83, lecturer and a founding faculty member of the Department of Afromerican and African Studies, died March 25 in Ann Arbor.

Lockard, a native Detroiter, also was a professor emeritus at Washtenaw Community College, where he taught life drawing and portraiture for more than 40 years.

March 27, 2015

Obituary: Ananthakrishnan Aiyer

Ananthakrishnan Aiyer, associate professor of anthropology and department chair of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, died March 20 after a brief illness.

March 20, 2015

Obituary: Robert F. Dernberger

Robert F. Dernberger was a scholar, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy. He relished the simple pleasures of life and loved his family fiercely. He lived a rich, colorful life and was an exceptional raconteur.

He died March 5 at the age of 85.


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