Niara Sudarkasa, née Gloria Albertha Marshall, affectionately known as “Madam President,” and former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, died May 31 after a long struggle with several chronic diseases.
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs has approved two resolutions honoring SACUA member Sarah Lippert, who died April 24 at the age of 43.
Frizell L. Vaughan, associate professor emeritus of environmental and industrial health and associate research scientist emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, died of natural causes on March 16. He was 90 years old.
James R. Thiry, former director of personnel at the University of Michigan, died March 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was 88.
Gwendolyn Baker, a former School of Education faculty member and University of Michigan alumna, died March 7 in Sarasota, Florida. She was 87.
Charles David Moody Sr., emeritus vice provost and emeritus faculty member at the University of Michigan, died March 2 at the age of 86.
Elizabeth I. Lemmer, retired pharmacist at the University of Michigan Hospitals, died Feb. 8.
Lemmer was born July 8, 1931, in Philadelphia, where she was raised. Her parents Luigi and Maria Iorio immigrated from Italy in 1929. Lemmer was the youngest of five daughters.
John Peter Kent, a former English professor at the University of Michigan, died Jan. 29 at Wellington at Hershey’s Mills assisted living facility in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was 87.
A longtime resident of Ann Arbor, Walter Andrew Castelli, professor emeritus of anatomy at the University of Michigan, died Feb. 6 at StoryPoint Saline. He was 89.
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.