The Cornell community remembers current faculty, students and staff who have died this year.
Michael G. Kammen, Pultizer Prize-winning historian and the Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture Emeritus, died Nov. 29 in Ithaca at age 77.
S. Cushing Strout, professor emeritus in the Department of English, died Nov. 21 in Ithaca at age 90.
Donald Tobias, executive director of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension office in New York City, died Nov. 22 in New York City. He was 68.
Norman M. Vrana, MEE ’51, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died at his home Nov. 9; he was 93.
Turi Alcoser, a 23-year-old Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering, died Sept. 23.
Alan Kellog McAdams, professor emeritus of managerial economics in Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, died Sept. 14 in Ithaca. He was 83.
Denis Lukashkov, a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Sept. 7 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. He was 20.
Lester F. Eastman, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Aug. 9 at the age of 85.
Ann Wilde, a Ph.D. candidate in the graduate field of history, died Aug. 8 in Logan, Utah. She was 34.
Njoku Ekpe Awa, professor emeritus in the Department of Communication, died July 21 in Ithaca at the age of 74.
Simon Bauer, professor emeritus of chemistry and chemical biology, died July 14 in Davis, Calif., at the age of 101.
Norman C. Dondero, Ph.D. ’52, Cornell professor emeritus of microbiology who taught and pursued research in the field of microbiology of water, water pollution and biological waste treatment, died July 10 at Kendal at Ithaca. He was 95.
Martin Gardiner Bernal, professor emeritus of government and Near Eastern studies at Cornell and author of the widely read and debated "Black Athena” books on classical civilization, died June 9 in Cambridge, England.
Kyle Wecker, a graduate student in the field of electrical and computer engineering, died June 1 in Ithaca.
Christopher Dennis, a senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was reported missing following a boating incident on Cayuga Lake May 22.
Zachary C. Wilson, an undergraduate student on leave from Cornell, died Friday, May 3, in Ithaca.
Robert William Storandt '40, director of undergraduate admissions emeritus, died April 27 in Ithaca.
Joseph Quandt, a sophomore in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, died Feb. 27 in Ithaca.
Kevin Pratt, assistant professor of architecture since 2007, died Feb. 19 in Ithaca.
Robert C. Richardson, Nobel laureate, Floyd R. Newman Professor of Physics, and Cornell’s first vice provost for research, died Feb. 19 in Ithaca.
Shayle Robert Searle, Ph.D. '58, professor emeritus of biological statistics, died Feb. 18 in Ithaca.
Christine Natsios ’85, director of alumni affairs at the School of Hotel Administration and secretary of the Cornell Hotel Society, died Feb. 16 in Ithaca.
Robert Rising Morrow, professor emeritus of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 4 in Eden, Utah.
William McGuire, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, died Jan. 31 in Ithaca.
Jerome "Jerry" E. Hass, professor of finance, died Jan. 22 in Ithaca.
Steven Muller, Ph.D. '58, former Cornell professor of government and vice president for public affairs, and later president of Johns Hopkins University, died Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C.