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.
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.
Emeritus professor Lois Wladis Hoffman of the University of Michigan Department of Psychology died Feb. 13, following a long siege of Alzheimer's disease.
Lois Wladis Hoffman
At 40, Karen Rhea Fonde achieved a longtime ambition: She walked across the stage at Hill Auditorium to receive her diploma as a medical doctor from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Karen Rhea Fonde
Donald J. Lewis, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Feb. 25 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Minnesota, to William and Eleanor Lewis, he was the oldest of eight children. He married Carolyn Dana Hauf in 1953 in Ann Arbor.
Cecil DeGrotte Eby Jr., aged 87, retired professor of English, died peacefully Feb. 15, with his two daughters by his side.
Dr. Sarla P. Kothary
Dr. Sarla P. Kothary, a researcher in the Department of Anesthesiology and Neurology, died Jan. 20 at home in her husband's (Dr. Piyush C. Kothary) arms.
Tobin Siebers, co-chair of the university's Initiative on Disability Studies, V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, and professor of English language and literature, and art and design died Thursday.
Victor M. Hawthorne, professor emeritus of epidemiology in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and in the Department of Family Practice in the School of Medicine, died in Lansing, Michigan, on Nov. 23, 2014, of heart failure. He was 93.
Hansford White “Bill” Farris, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan, died Dec. 7, 2014, in Gainesville, Florida. He was 95.
Hansford White 'Bill' Farris
Philip E. Converse, an authority on public opinion and electoral behavior and a U-M professor emeritus of sociology and political science, died Dec. 30, 2014, in Ann Arbor. He was 86.
Philip E. Converse
Mark Davis, a retired IT manager at the University of Michigan, died Nov. 2 at the age of 65.
Davis, who lived in Canton, retired in 2012 from U-M after 20 years of service in the Reproductive Sciences CLASS lab.
He was an avid supporter of WRCJ, the Detroit Public radio station.
Eloise Ruth (Edson) Snyder, retired publications director for the Institute of Gerontology, died Oct. 13 at home in Burcham Hills, East Lansing, where she had lived for the past five years. She was 93.
Jay Luke Robinson, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of English, died Oct. 5 at his home in Ann Arbor, surrounded by his family.
Jay Luke Robinson
Kweku Arku Garbrah, Emeritus Professor of Classical Studies, died Oct. 2.
Kweku Arku Garbrah
Dr. Robert Doerr, who led the University of Michigan School of Dentistry as interim dean from 1981 to 1982 and served in other leadership roles during his 37-year career, died Sept. 19 in Traverse City, Michigan. He was 93.
Dr. Hugh Cooper, a former member of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s Crown and Bridge Department, died Sept. 12. He was 90.
Dr. Hugh Cooper
Kenneth William Cochran, professor emeritus of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and associate professor emeritus of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, died in Ann Arbor on May 17. He was 90.
Patricia Smith Yaeger died of ovarian cancer July 25, 2014. A member of the University of Michigan Departments of English and Women’s Studies since 1990, Smith
Yaeger was named Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor in 2005.
Burton V. Barnes, 83, died July 3. He was Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Forestry, and forest botanist for the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens.