Cornell remembers

The Cornell community remembers current faculty, students and staff who have died this year.

2014

June

Geoffrey V. Chester, professor emeritus of physics and dean emeritus of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, died June 27 at age 86 in Ithaca.

Stuart Stein, professor emeritus of city and regional planning who taught at Cornell from 1962 to 1993 and assisted in the creation of the Ithaca Commons and the TCAT bus service, died June 24 at age 84.

May

Sandra L. Bem, feminist scholar, psychologist and author of "Lenses of Gender," died May 20 in Ithaca.

April

Kenneth A.R. Kennedy, professor of physical anthropology at Cornell for 41 years – known for his field studies of early humans and their predecessors in South Asia – died April 23 in Ithaca at age 83.

Jack Henry “Jack” Moran Jr., an integral part of the Cornell in Washington program for more than 30 years, died unexpectedly April 3.

Werner Dannhauser, professor emeritus of government, died April 26 in Frederick, Pa., at the age of 84.

March

Richard L. Liboff, Cornell professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died March 9 in New York City at age 82.

February

Theodore “Ted” Eisenberg, the Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law, died Feb. 23 at age 66.

Charlotte Jirousek, associate professor of textiles and apparel in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, died unexpectedly Feb. 12 in Ithaca at age 75.

Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 12 in Ithaca at age 74.

Sanya Hashmi, a 21-year-old senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Class of 2014, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca.

January

Warren Brannon, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of animal science, died Jan. 22 at age 91.

Ari van Tienhoven, emeritus professor of animal physiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Jan. 31. He was 91.

Robert D. Sweet, M.S. ’38, Ph.D. ’41, emeritus professor and founder of weed science, died Jan. 30 in Jacksonville, N.Y. He was 98.

Milica Mandic, a 21-year-old senior computer science student in the College of Engineering, died Jan. 13 in Serbia.

 

2013

December

Simpson (Sam) Linke, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died in Ithaca Dec. 27 at age 96.

Miguel Ángel Balsa Marín, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, died Dec. 25 in Miami at age 47.

November

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.

October

John E.H. Sherry, professor emeritus of law in the School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 30, 2013, in Staunton, Va., at age 81.

September

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.

August

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.

July

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.

June

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.

May

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.

April

Robert William Storandt '40, director of undergraduate admissions emeritus, died April 27 in Ithaca.

March

Christian F. Otto, professor of the history of architecture since 1970, died March 27 in Ithaca.

February

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.

January

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.

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