In Memory

An archive of official university statements addressing the deaths of Cornell students and faculty, listed by publication date.

2024

January

Ann S. Bowers ’59, a pioneering tech executive and longtime philanthropist whose transformational gift established the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, died Jan. 24 in Palo Alto, California. Bowers was 86.

James W. Lorbeer, whose research on diseases of onion and other vegetables grown in organic soils aided growers around the world, died Oct. 5, 2023, in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant pathology, Lorbeer was 91.

Mandayam Parthasarathy, Ph.D. ’66, whose research shifted fundamental understanding of internal plant structures, died Aug. 7, 2023, in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant biology, Parthasarathy was 91.

2023

November

Konner Robison, MBA ’21, a member of the Cornell Law School Class of 2024, died while on leave.  

Konner was originally from Reno, Nevada, where he first found his passion for helping others by advocating for issues impacting low-income communities, including housing and technology infrastructure for schools and libraries. His work with nonprofit agencies convinced him that he could not serve his community fully without a law degree.

At Cornell, Konner held leadership positions with the Public Interest Law Union, Law Veterans Association and JD/MBA Society. He also completed an externship with the Supreme Court of Nevada. He graduated with an MBA from the SC Johnson College of Business in May 2021, held a master’s in public policy and a bachelor’s of science in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and served as a U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.

We offer our deepest condolences to Konner’s family and friends.

M.A. “Andy” Rao, known as one of the top food scientists in the U.S. and the world during a distinguished career that included more than three decades at Cornell AgriTech, died in July 2022 in Leesburg, Va. He was 85.

Joseph Novak, professor emeritus of education and biological sciences who invented the now-ubiquitous “concept maps” as a way to organize and represent knowledge, died Sept. 22. He was 92.

Martin Shefter ’64, professor of government emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences who was noted for his research on American political parties and the ways changes in international systems shape U.S. institutions, died Nov. 3 in Ithaca. He was 79.

Louis Hand, professor emeritus of physics, who dedicated more than 40 years to the Cornell community as a professor in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Oct. 30. He was 90.

Gene German, emeritus professor and inaugural Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died Oct. 9. He was 90.

October

Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies and Cornell University’s most generous donor, died Oct. 9 in San Francisco. He was 92.

Brandon Sawyer ’26, an agricultural sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died earlier this month. At the time of his passing, Brandon was on leave from Cornell and was working as an agricultural commodity intern with McCain Foods in Oxford, Mississippi.

A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Brandon transferred to Cornell from McGill University. He developed his interests in farming and raising animals while growing up in rural Ontario. At Cornell, he was a member of Delta Upsilon, and he was involved with the Cornell University Dairy Science Club.

We extend our deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends.

Frank DiSalvo, a chemist-physicist who inspired hundreds of Cornellians from different disciplines to collaborate on environmental and sustainability problems, died on Oct. 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 79.

Hwa Chung “H.C.” Torng, M.S. ’58, Ph.D. ’60, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, who invented a mechanism that helped advance high-speed computer processing, died March 31 at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. He was 90.

James J. John, professor emeritus of history, died on Oct. 23. A specialist in the study of Latin manuscripts and the history of universities, John was a part of the Cornell community for more than 50 years. He was 95.

August

Priya Srikumar ’21, a second-year doctoral student in computing and information science, died from injuries sustained in a car accident Aug. 26, while traveling to Ithaca.

A native of New York City, Priya was an exceptional scholar whose research interests spanned programming languages, compilers, formal verification and computer architecture. Most recently, Priya was working with Professor Adrian Sampson’s Capra group on formalizing and verifying the Calyx compiler infrastructure. Priya earned a bachelor’s in computer science and was a teaching assistant for six semesters at Cornell, including the previous three.

We extend our deepest condolences to Priya’s family and friends.

July

Srinagesh Gavirneni, professor of operations, technology and information management, an expert in supply-chain information sharing and a beloved mentor to students and junior faculty, died unexpectedly in Ithaca. He was 56.

H. Laurance “Larry” Fuller ’61, a trustee emeritus, philanthropist, bird lover and business leader, died May 15 at his home in Spring Island, South Carolina. He was 84.

Trustee emeritus and Central New York farmer Robert “Bob” Bitz ’52, a longtime supporter of the university who was instrumental in helping organize Cornell’s first advisory committee on planned giving, died June 17. He was 92.

June

Lena F. Kourkoutis, M.S. ’06, Ph.D. ’09, an associate professor in Cornell’s School of Applied and Engineering Physics who was internationally recognized for her advances in cryo-electron microscopy, died on June 24 at the age of 44 after living with colon cancer for about two years.

John Kingsbury, professor emeritus of botany and founder of Shoals Marine Laboratory, who built a small island in the Gulf of Maine into an immersive, summerlong living classroom for students eager to learn about the land and the sea, died May 27 in Norwich, Vermont. He was 94.

Richard William “Dick” Miller, the Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, who brought deep moral insight to philosophical theory and matters of social and political justice, died June 9. He was 77.

Steve Shiffrin, the Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law, Emeritus, a renowned legal scholar widely recognized for his contributions to the field of constitutional law, particularly the First Amendment, died May 29 in Ithaca. He was  82.

Howard Evans ’44, Ph.D. ’50, emeritus professor of anatomy in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died June 20 at age 100.

May

Norman Potter ’50, an award-winning teacher and mentor who wrote the foundational textbook “Food Science,” died March 6 in Lexington, Kentucky. A professor emeritus of food science, Potter was 96.

April

Gilles Djomani died due to injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while at home in Pittsburg, CA. Gilles, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, was in the second year of his Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell. He had a strong interest in quantum engineering and applied physics. As part of his work in Edwin Kan’s research group, he was studying detection and localization methods for biomedical applications using radio frequency systems, signal processing and machine learning methods. Gilles was a 2021 GEM Employer Fellow and enjoyed reading and volunteering. 

We extend our deepest sympathies to Gilles’ family and friends.

Matthew Friedman ’26, a first-year CALS biology student, died in his sleep on April 12 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Matthew, whose sister is also a Cornell student, was from Marlboro, New Jersey and had a deep interest in neurobiology and behavior. He had planned to become a doctor after graduating from Cornell and had volunteered in his hometown Emergency Medical Service before coming to Ithaca. Matthew recently became a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was exploring ways to use his volunteer EMT experience on the Cornell campus. 

We extend our deepest condolences to Matthew’s family and friends. (Updated 5/23/23)

Edward H. Meyer, member of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Board of Fellows and devoted benefactor, died April 11 in New York. He was 96.

Toichiro Kinoshita, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), died March 23. He was 98.

March

Mary Ann Nevins Radzinowicz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of English Literature Emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences, died March 15 in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She was 97.

Edward Dean Wolf, a pioneer in nanofabrication who joined Cornell in 1978 as the first director of what would become the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF), died March 11 in Ithaca. He was 87.

January

Peter Gierasch, a Cornell astronomer whose mathematical models unveiled the turbulent vortices, tempestuous eddies and atmospheric tumult arising on other worlds – long before spacecraft could consistently prove it with images – died Jan. 20 in Ithaca. He was 82.

David B. Lipsky ’61, a renowned conflict resolution, negotiation and collective bargaining scholar, a former dean of the ILR School and the founding director of the Scheinman Institute, died Jan. 17 in Ithaca. He was 83.

Jerome Van Buren ’50, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’54, whose work to preserve the nutritional quality of foods benefited growers and consumers in New York and around the world, died Jan. 12 in Ithaca. He was 96.

2022

December

Rosemary Caffarella, a former professor of education at Cornell whose inclusive approach to adult and continuing education helped transform her field, died Dec. 30, 2022, in Ithaca. She was 76.

Riccardo Giovanelli, professor emeritus of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Dec. 14 at his home in Ithaca after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 76.

Pascal “Toni” Oltenacu, a professor emeritus of animal science who used mathematical modeling to predict disease, longevity and reproduction in dairy cattle, died Dec. 10, 2022, in Gainesville, Florida. He was 84.

Arthur Allen Muka, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’54, whose work in applied economic entomology supported growers in New York and around the globe, died Dec. 7, 2022, in Ithaca. He was 98.

Paul R. Hyams, professor emeritus of history in the College of Arts and Sciences and a leading scholar of the history and practice of law in the Middle Ages, died Dec. 4 of lymphoma in Oxford, England. He was 82.

November

Wilmot “Bill” Irish, an agricultural engineer and professor emeritus, who specialized in farm structures and mechanization in the dairy and poultry industries, died Nov. 22, 2022, in Shelburne, Vermont. He was 94.

Robert J. “Bob” Appel ’53, a vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Board of Fellows, Cornell trustee emeritus and presidential councillor, died Nov. 19 in New York, at age 91.

October

Tom E. Davis, professor emeritus of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences who was an expert on economic development in Latin America, died Oct. 27 in Ithaca. He was 93.

Narahari Umanath Prabhu, a professor emeritus who helped make Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) truly international, died at his home in Ithaca on Oct. 14. He was 98.

September

Economist W. Keith Bryant, Cornell professor emeritus, co-author of an influential text on household economics and key figure in the establishment of a department that would grow to be a cornerstone of the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, died Sept. 13. He was 87.

Sydney Shoemaker, the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Sept. 3 after a brief illness. He was 90.

Frank Drake ’51, a longtime Cornell astronomy professor who inspired millions of people to share his passion for finding life on other planets, died on Sept. 2. He was 92.

August  

Sherry F. Colb, the C.S. Wong Professor of Law, a pioneering scholar and prolific writer on constitutional criminal procedure, animal rights and sexual equality, died Aug. 25 at her home in Ithaca. She was 56.

Physicist Kurt Gottfried, Cornell professor emeritus, author of a classic text on quantum mechanics and co-founder of the Union of Concerned Scientists, died Aug. 25 at the age of 93.

Trustee emerita and Presidential Councillor Patricia “Pat” Carry Stewart ’50, a longtime supporter of the university who was instrumental in the founding of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, died Aug. 10 in Florida. She was 94.

James Turner, the founding director of Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center and a pioneer of the multidisciplinary approach to exploring the African diaspora, died Aug. 6.

July

Juris Hartmanis, a Turing Award-winning pioneer who was instrumental in establishing computer science as an independent field, and founding chair of Cornell’s Department of Computer Science, died July 29 at 94.

Yiannis Stathopoulos ’24, a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died earlier this week while at home in Brooklyn, N.Y.

George John Broadwell ’53, Ph.D. ’69, who championed and expanded 4-H programming in rural and urban areas throughout New York, died July 9 in Ithaca. He was 92.

Randy Barker ’53, an agricultural economist who spent half his career in Asia supporting food security and sustainable rice growing, died July 5 in Providence, Utah. He was 92.

Dan Aneshansley, Ph.D. ’72, professor emeritus of biological and environmental engineering, whose half-century of research impacted the state’s dairy and fruit production, died July 3 in Syracuse, New York. He was 79.

June

Leroy Creasy ’60, M.S. ’61, whose research on the health benefits of grapes and red wine has spurred decades of public interest and scientific inquiry, died June 15 in Aurora, New York. He was 84.

Geza Hrazdina, who advanced fundamental understanding about the compounds that give plants their color, flavor and protection against disease and pests, died June 2 in Geneva, New York. He was 83.

May

Charles R. “Chuck” Lee ’61, trustee emeritus and a foremost Cornell benefactor, died May 13. He was 82.

April

Daniela Lee, ’22, a communication major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from Pinetop, Arizona, died April 19.

March

Muawia Barazangi, professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences, died March 30 in Ithaca at the age of 80.

Louis Albright ’63, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’72, a world-renowned expert in environmental engineering of agricultural buildings and a pioneer in renewable energy systems, died March 26 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Lisa Ngunda ’24, a sophomore in the College of Human Ecology from Massachusetts passed away over the weekend.

February

Frances M. "Franny" Shloss (B.Arch. '45), beloved and respected benefactor and trailblazing architect, died in Beverly Hills, California on February 11. She was 98. 

Anne R. Kenney, university librarian emerita, who led Cornell University Library through a decade of transformation and growth, died in Ithaca on Feb. 5. She was 72.

John “Jack” Robinson ’22, an economics and government major in the College of Arts and Sciences, died at home Feb. 2 after a long battle with cancer.

Benjamin Daus ’25, a first-year student from Flemington, New Jersey, died from a hiking accident while on vacation during the winter break.

January

Richard Grambow ’55, D.V.M. ’57, an active leader in the veterinary medicine community and a staple of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), died Jan. 27 at his home in the Croasdaile Village Retirement Community in Durham, North Carolina. He was 88.

Steven Vincent Beer ’65, whose work to discover the fundamental mechanisms of plant bacterial disease and immunity still serves as a foundation for research to protect the world’s apples, pears and many other plants, died Jan. 12 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Stanton Shannon, who supported New York farmers through his research on sweet corn, onions and squash, died Jan. 6 in Riverside, California. He was 94.

2021

December

Robert Strichartz, acclaimed analyst and professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Dec. 19 after a long illness. He was 78. 

Trevor Pinch, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Science & Technology Studies, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16. He was 69.

Everett Donald Markwardt, M.S. ’51, a leader in reforms that modernized agricultural outreach and support across the Northeast, died Dec. 11, 2021, in Montour Falls, New York. He was 100.

Tara Atluri ’24, a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was found unresponsive in her apartment and pronounced dead at Cayuga Medical Center on Dec. 6.

November

Michael Walter, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, died Nov. 5 in Lansing, New York. He was 75.

October

Jack Blakely, a professor emeritus of materials science and engineering who made several important discoveries in the field of surface science, died at Cayuga Medical Center on Oct. 29. He was 85.

Robert Kahrs, ’52, D.V.M. ’54, M.S. ’63, Ph.D. ’65 — college alumnus, associate dean, bovine vaccine scholar and leader across veterinary institutions — died Oct. 28 in Colfax, North Carolina. He was 91.

Richard Louis Quaas, whose work in quantitative genetics helped revolutionize livestock breeding practices, has died. A professor emeritus of animal science, Quaas died Oct. 19, 2021, in Decorah, Iowa. He was 77.

Richard Allison Ledford, whose work in food microbiology contributed to New York’s booming dairy and yogurt industries, died Oct. 9, 2021, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He was 90.

Donald Barton, a professor emeritus of horticulture whose 22-year tenure as director of Cornell AgriTech is remembered as “the golden years” because of his thoughtful, collaborative leadership, died Oct. 7 in Canandaigua, New York. He was 100.

September

Peter Harriott, ’49, an emeritus professor of chemical engineering who taught for 48 years at Cornell and co-authored the defining textbook on unit operations, died Sept. 23 in Ithaca. He was 94.

August

Dr. Alexander de Lahunta, D.V.M. ’58, Ph.D. ’63 emeritus James Law professor of anatomy, considered the founder of veterinary neurology, died Aug. 17 at his home in Rye, New Hampshire.

July

James H. Bramble, professor emeritus of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died July 20 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 90.

Stan Bowman, photographer, sculptor, painter, and professor emeritus immersed his teaching and creative practice in the digital revolution, bringing a spirit of experimentation and curiosity to his work, died on July 5 in Ithaca at age 87.

June

Ken Horst, professor emeritus of plant pathology who was best known for his research on diseases of ornamental crops, died June 9 in Ithaca.

Allen Hyunwoo Park, ’23, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, died last evening as a result of injuries he sustained at his apartment complex.

May

Arthur “Art” Gensler Jr., B.Arch. ’58, who was celebrated as a global architect, astute entrepreneur and founder of a small practice that became one of the largest and most successful firms in the industry, died May 10 at age 85.

Phillip Zukowski ’23, a sophomore in the College of Arts; Sciences, was found dead May 8 in the Ithaca Falls Natural Area.

April

Frank W. Young, professor emeritus of rural sociology who explored issues of social differentiation and structure in rural communities, died April 26 at his home in Ithaca.

Michael L. Thonney, professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of Animal Science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71.

Bob Buhrman, M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, Cornell’s second senior vice provost for research, died April 13 in Rochester. He was 75.

Shawn West, ’24, was a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences from New York City, died unexpectedly in April.

Lance Heidig, an outreach and instruction librarian at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, died April 6 at his home in Ithaca. He was 64.

March

Peter Van Soest, professor emeritus of animal science, one of the most influential animal scientists of his generation, died on March 21 in Ithaca.

Neil W. Ashcroft, the Horace White Professor of Physics Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences and a leading theorist in condensed matter physics, died March 15 in Ithaca. He was 82.

Walter F. LaFeber, professor of history, who won ovations from students for class lectures and whose mastery of U.S. foreign relations guided political scientists, died March 9. He was 87.

February

Richard Newell Boyd, the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters Emeritus, died in his sleep in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 20. He was 78.

Harold “Hal” Bierman Jr., the Nicholas H. Noyes Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management and Finance, died Feb. 12 in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. He was 96.

Matthew Crovella, a major in Health Care Policy in the College of Human Ecology, died unexpectedly in February.

January

Robert Seaney, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of soil and crop sciences who’s best known for his research on identifying the best forages for New York state soils and climate, died Jan. 19 in Petersburg, Illinois. He was 93.

Kavous Keshavarz, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science and an expert in poultry nutrition, died Jan. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 82.

2020

December

K. Bingham Cady, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, died Dec. 10 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was 84.

KAR Robison, a junior majoring in Environment; Sustainability, died unexpectedly in late December

Wai Hang (Will) Lee, a doctoral student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, died unexpectedly in mid-December.

Alison Lurie, professor emerita of English, the award-winning and critically acclaimed writer who set some of her fiction on a campus with a striking similarity to Cornell’s, died Dec. 3 in Ithaca. She was 94

November

Richard “Dick” Polenberg, the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History Emeritus, died Nov. 26 in Ithaca. He was 83.

John W. Reps, MRP ’47, a historian of urban planning and an authority on American urban iconography, died Nov. 12 at age 98. His dedication to the Department of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) spanned more than 70 years.

Micky Falkson, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and one of its longest-serving faculty members, died at home in Ithaca Nov. 7. He was 83.

Thomas Golden, executive director of the Yang-Tan Institute at the ILR School and a pioneer in promoting economic independence for people with disabilities, died Nov. 1 at his home in Waverly, New York. He was 57.

October

Warren Knapp, professor emeritus of meteorology and climate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and the second director of Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center, died Oct. 3 in Ithaca. He was 82.

Watt Webb, applied physicist, the S.B. Eckert Professor of Engineering Emeritus and a pioneer in methods for imaging living biological systems, died Oct. 29 in New York City. He was 93.

Michael Morley, professor emeritus of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Oct. 11 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 90.

Charles H. Moore ’51, an Olympic gold medalist who went on to set Cornell athletics on firm footing as athletic director in the 1990s, died Oct. 8 at his home in Pennsylvania. He was 91.

September

Yuri Orlov, Internationally renowned physicist, human rights champion and Soviet-era dissident Yuri Orlov, professor emeritus of physics in the College of Arts and Science, died Sept. 27 in Ithaca. He was 96.

Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. ’52, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2018 for pioneering “optical tweezers” that use laser light to capture and manipulate microscopic particles, died Sept. 21 at his home in Rumson, N.J. He was 98.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ’54, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. She was 87.

Paul H. Steen, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, who was internationally recognized for his fluid mechanics research, died on Sept. 4, 2020, at the age of 68

August

Nicholas Sturgeon, Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus in the Sage School of Philosophy and an expert in the foundations of ethics, died Aug. 24 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 77.

William G. McMinn, who served as dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning from 1984 to ’96, died Aug. 21 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 89.

G. Roger Livesay, professor emeritus of math in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Aug. 1 in Ithaca after a long illness. He was 95.

Harold A. Scheraga, Harold A. Scheraga, the George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, who had a profound impact shaping the understanding of protein structure, died Aug. 1 in Ithaca. He was 98.

July

Leland “Skip” Carmichael, Ph.D. ’59, the John M. Olin Professor of Virology Emeritus and an expert on canine infectious diseases, died July 27 in Ithaca. He was 90.

June

David Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and founder of the influential literary journal Diacritics, died June 14 in Chicago. He was 94.

Antonie Blackler, professor emeritus of zoology, died June 3 in Ithaca. He was 88.

May

Tom Ruttledge, retired senior lecturer of chemistry, died May 19 in Ithaca. He was 55.

Jerrie Gavalchin, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died May in Groton, New York. She was 64.

April

Dr. Lorna Breen ’92, M.B.A./M.S. ’21, died on April 26 while at home with her family

February

Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University’s ninth president, died Feb. 3 in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was 93.

January

Herb Voelcker, professor emeritus of engineering, died Jan. 23 in Ithaca. He was 90.

2019

December

Paul Benton Fisher-York, ’22, a computer science major in the College of Engineering, died Dec. 25 in Ithaca. He was 19.

Stephen Poleskie, professor emeritus of art, died Dec. 21 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Isaac Kramnick, the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government Emeritus, died Dec. 21 in New York City. He was 81.

James Stewart, a master’s student in entomology, died Dec. 16 in Ithaca. He was 24.

David Pimentel, Ph.D. ‘51, professor emeritus of agricultural sciences, entomology and ecology, died Dec. 8 in Ithaca. He was 94.

November

Brian Tierney, professor emeritus of medieval history, died Nov. 30 in Syracuse. He was 97.

John Murray Elliot, Ph.D. ’58, professor emeritus of animal science, died Nov. 26 in Ithaca. He was 92.

William E. “Bill” Macaulay, longtime benefactor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, died Nov. 26. He was 74.

Yervant Terzian, professor emeritus of astronomy, died Nov. 25 in Ithaca. He was 80.

David Robertshaw, professor emeritus of physiology, died Nov. 8 in Ithaca. He was 85.

October

Antonio Tsialas ’23, a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, was found deceased Oct. 26 in Fall Creek Gorge. He was 18. The campus community is invited to attend a service of remembrance Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the chapel in Anabel Taylor Hall. A reception will follow in the Founders Room, 114 Anabel Taylor Hall.

James McConkey, professor emeritus of English literature, died Oct. 24 in Ithaca. He was 98.

September

Dick Archer, associate professor of theater arts, died Sept. 14. He was 71. 

James Preston ’50, Ed.D. ’68, professor emeritus of rural sociology, died Sept. 2 in Hector, New York. He was 92.

August

Thomas W. Scott, professor emeritus of agronomy, died Aug. 22 in Ithaca. He was 89.

Carol Gilson Rosen, professor emerita of linguistics, died Aug. 19 in Ithaca. She was 79.

Toni Morrison ’55, Nobel Prize-winning author, who was also an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell from 1997 to 2003, died Aug. 5 in New York City. She was 88.

June

Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.

May

Samuel Crozier Fleming ’62, a trustee emeritus, life overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine and a presidential councillor, died May 2. He was 78.

April

Thomas A. Sokol, professor emeritus of music, died April 28 in Ithaca, New York. He was 89.

Donald J. Lisk, M.S. ’54, Ph.D. ’56, professor emeritus of soil chemistry and toxicology, died April 27. He was 88.

Madison J. Wright, professor emeritus of agronomy, died April 27 in Ithaca, New York. He was 95.

David Mankin, associate professor emeritus of classics, died April 24. He was 61.

March

Raymond T. Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, professor emeritus of floriculture and ornamental horticulture, died March 31 in Ithaca, New York. He was 96.

Dr. Kristy Richards ’90, associate professor of biomedical sciences, died March 30 in New York City. She was 50.

Harry Kesten, Ph.D. ’58, professor emeritus of mathematics, died March 29 in Ithaca, New York. He was 87.

Marjorie Joy Wagner, longtime assistant to President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes, died March 28 in Ithaca. She was 86.

Robert S. Summers, the William G. McRoberts Research Professor Emeritus in Administration of the Law, died March 1 in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was 85.

February

E.D. (Ed) Intemann, M.F.A. ’84, a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, died Feb. 21 in Syracuse, New York. He was 60.

Richard Schuler, professor emeritus of economics and civil and environmental engineering, died Feb. 13. He was 81.

Edgar Gasteiger, professor emeritus of physical biology, died Feb. 9 in Ithaca, New York. He was 99.

Leonard D. Topoleski, professor emeritus of vegetable crops and horticulture, died Feb. 8 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was 83.

Tom Cade, professor emeritus of zoology, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91

Rosario Provvidenti, professor emeritus of plant pathology, died Feb. 1 in Geneva, New York. He was 97.

2018

December

Leo Renaghan, professor emeritus in the School of Hotel Administration, died Dec. 31. He was 75.

David Wilson Henderson, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Dec. 20 in Newark, Delaware. He was 79.

George Lowery, managing editor of the Cornell Chronicle, died Dec. 10 in Ithaca. He was 60.

October

Alison Van Dyke, retired senior lecturer of performing and media arts, died Oct. 5 in London. She was 79.

James C. White ’39, Ph.D. ’44, professor emeritus in the School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 2 at his home in Ithaca. He was 101.

September

Richard McNeil, emeritus professor of wildlife management, died Sept. 25 in Ithaca. He was 85.

Lois Spier Gray, an iconic ILR School professor who committed her life to advancing social justice and workers’ rights, died Sept. 20 in New York City. She was 94.

August

Rachel Doran ’19, a rising senior in the College of Human Ecology, died Aug. 17 in New York City. She was 21.

Donald F. Holcomb, emeritus professor of physics and former chair of the Department of Physics and university trustee, died Aug. 9 at Kendal at Ithaca. He was 92.

Joel H. Silbey, emeritus professor of history, died Aug. 7. He was 84.

Robert A. Plane, a professor emeritus of chemisty who served as the university's eighth provost, died Aug. 6. at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

July

Joseph Sieczka, emeritus professor of horticulture, died July 29 at his home in Mattituck, New York. He was 79.

Carol Edelman Warrior, assistant professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, died July 4 in Montana. She was 56.

June

Lilyan Affinito ’53, trustee emerita and presidential councillor, died June 29. She was 86. 

Dorothy Cotton, former director of student activities, died June 10 at Kendal at Ithaca. She was 88.

Carl Gortzig ’52, emeritus professor of floriculture, died June 2 in Ithaca. He was 87.

May

Robert H. Wasserman ’49, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of physiology, died May 23. He was 92.

Arthur L. “Butch” Wilson, professor of education, died May 10 in Lexington, Virginia. He was 67.

April

Jerrold Meinwald, emeritus professor of chemistry, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 91.

Edward Carlos Melby Jr., DVM '54, dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, died April 22 of Alzheimer's disease. He was 88.

Lynn Stout, professor of law, died April 16. She was 60.

March

Michael Hugh Dickson, emeritus professor of horticulture, died March 28. He was 85.

Arthur Ovaska, B.Arch. ’74, professor of architecture, died March 26 at his home in Ithaca. He was 67.

John Hsu, emeritus professor of music, died March 24 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 86.

Imogene “Gene” Powers Johnson ’52, a devoted alumna, benefactor and matriarch of a multigenerational philanthropic Cornellian family, died March 3 in Racine, Wisconsin. She was 87.

January

Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, professor of clinical medicine, died Jan. 30 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was 91.

Myron Rush, emeritus professor of government, died Jan. 8 in Herndon, Virginia. He was 96.

Cynthia Tkachuck ’93, former employee elected trustee, died Jan. 6 in Auburn, New York. She was 72.

2017

December

Miaoxiu “Tina” Tian '18, a student in the College of Engineering, was found dead in her apartment in Ithaca on Dec. 13. She was 21.

November

Bonnie Graham MacDougall ’62, M.A. ’65, Ph.D. ’73, professor emerita of architecture, died Nov. 26 in Virginia. She was 76.

David J. BenDaniel, professor of entrepreneurship and management, died Nov. 22. He was 86.

Olaf F. Larson, emeritus professor of rural sociology, died Nov. 14 in Mount Dora, Florida. He was 107.

October

David A. Usher, retired associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, died Oct. 6 at his home in Dryden, New York. He was 80.

September

Roger H. Farrell, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Sept. 28 in Ithaca. He was 88.

Peter C. Meinig ’61, chairman emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees, died Sept. 25 in Colorado. He was 78.

August

Alfred (Fred) H. Koetter Jr., M.Arch. ’66, whose projects included two Cornell campus buildings, died Aug. 21 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was 79.

Eugene L. Madsen, M.S. ’81, Ph.D. ’85, professor of microbiology, died Aug. 9 in Freeville, New York. He was 64.

July

Matthew Miller, a postdoctoral researcher in the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, died July 3 in a swimming accident in the Ausable River in the Adirondacks. He was 31.

June

Herbert Schryver, DVM '54, emeritus professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died June 26 in Ithaca. He was 89. 

Martin Alexander, emeritus professor in Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, died June 25 in Ithaca at age 87.

Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture, died June 21 at age 84 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, of Parkinson’s disease.

Clifford J. Earle, professor emeritus of mathematics, died June 12 at Hospicare in Ithaca. He was 81.

May

Arthur L. Bloom, professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, died May 31 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He was 88.

Seymour Smidt, professor emeritus of economics and finance, died May 16 at Hospicare in Ithaca. He was 88.

Aalaap Narasipura '18, student in the College of Engineering, died in Ithaca. He was 20.

Peter C. Hinkle, professor emeritus of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, died May 12 in Ithaca. He was 76.

Chester Forshey, professor emeritus of pomology, died May 7. He was 92.

April

David B. Wilson, professor of molecular biology and genetics, died April 29. He was 77.

John M. "Jack" Bird, professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, died April 27. He was 85.

Peiran “Joyce” Shi ’19, student in the College of Arts and Sciences, died April 3 in New Jersey.

Robert E. Hughes, Ph.D. ’52, professor emeritus of chemistry, died April 2 in Round Hill, Virginia. He was 92.

March

Natalie Uhl, professor emerita of plant anatomy, died March 28 in Georgia. She was 97.

André Tridon Jagendorf ’48, professor emeritus of plant biology, died March 13 in Ithaca, New York. He was 90.

Gregory Poe, professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died March 11 at his home in Ithaca. He was 56.

Angel Hierro '17, student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was found dead March 5 at his residence in the Latino Living Center in Anna Comstock Hall.

February

Alan Dobson, professor emeritus of biomedical sciences, died Feb. 21 in Ithaca, New York. He was 88.

Alain Seznec, professor emeritus of Romance studies, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and former University Librarian, died Feb. 21 at his home in Ithaca. He was 86.

Theodore Jay Lowi, professor emeritus of government, died Feb. 17 in Ithaca, New York. He was 85.

Roger C. Cramton, former dean of Cornell Law School and professor emeritus of law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

January

The Hon. Walter J. Relihan Jr., ’52, J.D. ’59, a former Cornell University Counsel, died Jan. 11. He was 86.

Mary Alice Morrison, professor emerita in the of nutritional sciences died Jan. 10 at her home in Kendal at Ithaca. She was 95. 

2016

December

Dr. Henry Heimlich, '41, M.D. '43, inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, died Dec. 17 in Cincinnati. He was 96.

Karel Husa, professor emeritus of music, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95.

Susan Christopherson, professor of city and regional planning, died Dec. 13. She was 69.

Richard Penner ’69, M.Arch. ’72, professor emeritus of finance, accounting and real estate, died Dec. 11 in New Paltz, New York. He was 70.

Ann Johnson, professor of science and technology studies, died Dec. 11. She was 51.

James Wells Gair, Ph.D. ’63, professor emeritus of linguistics, died Dec. 10 in Ithaca. He was 88.

Mark Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, died Dec. 5 in Falmouth, Maine. He was 67.

November

Jason Michael Thomas, a first-year MBA student in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, died Nov. 30 in Caroline, New York. He was 34 years old.

Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. '62, professor emeritus of agricultural economics and a Cornell trustee emeritus, died Nov. 23 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Edwin Oyer, international professor emeritus in vegetable crops, died Nov. 15. He was 89.

W. Wolfgang Holdheim, professor emeritus of liberal studies, died Nov. 12, 2016, in Reston, Virginia. He was 90.

Janet Reno '60, the first female U.S. attorney general, died Nov. 7. She was 78.

October

Ian Lenz, Ph.D. ’16, Department of Computer Science, died Oct. 31 in Austin, Texas. He was 28.

Donald F. Smith, dean emeritus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, died Oct. 29. He was 66.

Herbert L. Kufner, Ph.D. ’56, professor of linguistics, died Oct. 20 in Unterhaching, Germany. He was 88.

Harold Rigby Capener, Ph.D ’51, professor emeritus of rural sociology, died Oct. 13 in Utah. He was 97.

Milton Zaitlin, professor emeritus of plant pathology, died Oct. 11 in Ithaca, New York. He was 89.

Robert J. Smith, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of anthropology, died Oct. 11 at at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He was 89.

August

Richard P. Korf ’46, Ph.D. ’50, professor emeritus of mycology, died Aug. 20 at his Ithaca home. He was 91.

Ralph W.F. Hardy, former president of the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute, died Aug. 2 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 82.

July

Gilbert Stoewsand, professor emeritus of toxicology, died July 4 in Geneva, New York. He was 83.

June

Paul R. Eberts, professor emeritus of rural sociology, died June 23 at his home in Issaquah, Washington. He was 84.

Carol V. Kaske, professor emerita of English, died June 15 in Ithaca, New York. She was 83.

May

Tobias de Boer, professor emeritus of engineering died May at Kendal of Ithaca. He was 85.

April

Stanley Zahler, professor emeritus of microbial genetics, died April 26 in California. He was 89.

Richard Harrison, Ph.D '77, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, died April 12 in Lizard Island, Australia. He was 70.

March

David Ahlers, a longtime instructor at the Johnson School, died March 28 in Ithaca, New York. He was 78.

Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University president, died March 6 from colon cancer. She was 52.

February

Steven Stucky, DMA '78, professor emeritus of music, died Feb. 14 at his home in Ithaca. He was 66.

James Boodley, professor emeritus of floriculture and ornamental horticulture, died Feb. 12 in Kent, Ohio. He was 88.

2015

December

Jack Squier, MFA ’52, sculptor and professor emeritus of art, died Dec. 31 at his home in Florida. He was 88.

Edgar Rosenberg ’49, M.A. ’50, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, died Dec. 19 in Cayuga Heights, New York, at the age of 90.

Benedict Anderson, a professor emeritus in government, died Dec. 13 in East Java, Indonesia. He was 79.

November

James Russell Hicks, a professor of horticulture and an expert in vegetable storage, died Nov. 26. He was 78.

Nyle Brady, a longtime professor of soil science and former assistant dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Nov. 24 in Colorado. He was 95.

Hiromi Hosono, a visiting associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was killed in a vehicular accident in Chicago Nov. 21. An associate professor in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Tokyo, she was 42 years old.

Austin H. "Kip" Kiplinger '39, chairman emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and a giant in the fields of publishing, journalism, philanthropy and university leadership, died Nov. 20 in Rockville, Maryland. He was 97.

Robin Bellinder, professor of plant science and a national and international leader in weed management, died Nov. 13 in Ithaca, New York, at age 70.

Terence Sheldon Turner, visiting professor of anthropology, died Nov. 7 at Cayuga Medical Center of a brain hemorrhage. He was 79.

October

Mark P. Talbert, a senior lecturer in information systems at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), died Oct. 19 in Ithaca. He was 55.

Marice Wilbur Stith, professor emeritus of music, died Oct. 7 at Cayuga Medical Center after a long illness. He was 89.

September

Gray Thoron, former law school dean, died Sept. 18 at his home at the Kendal of Ithaca. He was 99.

James R. Houck, retired professor of astronomy, died Sept. 18 in Ithaca from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 74.

William C. Dilger ‘46, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’55, professor of neurobiology and behavior, died at his home in Freeville, New York, on Sept. 17 at the age of 92.

George Paul Hess, professor emeritus of biochemistry, died Sept. 9 at home in Ithaca. He was 92.

George C. Poppensiek, dean and professor emeritus in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died Sept. 8 in Ithaca. He was 97.

William Provine, professor emeritus of History and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, died Sept. 1 due to complications from a brain tumor in Horseheads, New York. He was 73.

August

Julian C. Smith Jr. ’41, M.Eng. ’42, professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering, died Aug. 30 at Kendal at Ithaca. He was 96.

A longtime staff member Laurie Johnson, graduate field assistant in the Department of Development Sociology, died Aug. 15 at Hospicare in Ithaca. She was 52.

Stephen Cole, retired professor of theater, died Aug. 11 at Hospicare in Ithaca. He was 82.

A longtime staff member David Wakoff, business intelligence architect in Cornell Information Technologies, died Aug. 8 after an extended battle with cancer in Ithaca. He was 61.

June

Christopher L. Henely, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died June 29 after an illness. He was 59.

May

John L. Lumley, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace Engineering, died May 30 of brain cancer in Ithaca. He was 84.

Jane Hardy '53, a longtime senior lecturer in the Department of Communication, died May 21 in Ithaca after a brief illness. She was 85.

Donald L. Fredericksen, a scholar of film theory and history and a Jungian psychotherapist in Ithaca, died May 15 in Ithaca of brain cancer. He was 69.

Fred Kulhawy, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, died May 12. He was 71.

April

Jane Farver, art curator and visiting lecturer at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning in New York City, died April 30 while working in Venice. She was 68.

M.H. “Mike” Abrams, literary critic and the Class of 1916 Professor Emeritus of English, died April 21 at Kendal of Ithaca. He was 102.

Verne N. Rockcastle, professor emeritus of education studies and teacher preparation, died April 5 in Ithaca. He was 95.

Valerie Mae Paurus Ota, a doctoral student in the graduate field of development sociology, died April 3 in Brooklyn, New York. She was 30. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Guy Nearing Summer House at Cornell Plantations.

March

Judith Kellock, an internationally known soprano and professor of performance in the Department of Music, died March 27 in Ithaca. She was 64.

Francis H. Fox, DVM ’45, professor emeritus of large animal medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died March 13 in Ithaca at the age of 92.

February

Patrick W. Concannon, Ph.D. ’71, a visiting fellow and emeritus faculty member in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, died Feb. 23 in St. Petersburg, Florida, at age 73

Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, whose physics research led to safer X-ray equipment using digital imaging, died of heart failure Feb. 12 in Ithaca at the age of 91.

Milton J. Esman ’39, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies Emeritus and a 20-year faculty member of Cornell’s Department of Government, died Feb. 7 at home in Ithaca after a short illness. He was 96.

L. Pearce Williams  ’49, Ph.D. ‘52, who taught the history of Western civilization and the history of science at Cornell for four decades, died Feb. 7 in Ithaca at the age of 87.

Edmund Titus Cranch ’45, Ph.D. ’51, who served as dean of the College of Engineering 1972-78, died Feb. 4 at age 91 in Florida.

January

Angela Stedwell, a staff member in the College of Human Ecology, died Jan. 26 in Ithaca.

Oluchukwu Chinedu Onuora, a 23-year-old senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died Jan. 24 in Ithaca.

Henry “Hank” Bartels ’48, a presidential councillor and generous supporter of the university, died Jan. 16 at age 92.

Bruce Wallace, professor emeritus of genetics, died Jan. 12 in Blacksburg, Virginia, at the age of 94 from a stroke-related illness.

Lisa Cimbaluk, a doctoral student in the graduate field of development sociology, died Jan. 8 in California. She was 35. 

Bernd Lambert, professor of anthropology emeritus, died Jan. 3 at home in Ithaca. He was 82. 

2014

December

Robert Elliott Johnston, professor of psychology, died Dec. 20 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca after extended treatments for lymphoma. He was 72.

Cathy Heidenreich, an extension support specialist in horticulture at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, died Dec. 16 in an automobile accident. A support meeting will be held Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. in A137 Barton Hall on the Geneva campus.

John Marcham ’50, a journalist and longtime editor of the Cornell Alumni News, died Dec. 4 at age 87.

November

Shannon Jones, a 23-year-old upperclassman in the College of Engineering, died Nov. 27 in Cayuga Heights. A community support meeting will be held Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Upson Hall lounge.

Carole A. Bisogni, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Human Ecology and professor of nutritional sciences, died Nov. 15 in Ithaca.

Eugene Dynkin, the A.R. Bullis Professor of Mathematics emeritus, died Nov. 14 at Cayuga Medical Center. He was 90.

October

Ilan Rasooly, a 20-year-old senior in the School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 21 in the hospital near his home.

Ali Mazrui, an A.D. White Professor-at-Large Emeritus and a senior scholar in Africana studies at Cornell, died Oct. 13. He was 81.

Taylan Cihan, a 36-year-old doctoral student in music in the Graduate School, died Oct. 8 in Ithaca.

Dr. Maurice J. Tauber, professor emeritus of entomology and former chair of the Department of Entomology, died Oct. 6 in Davis, California. He was 82.

September

H. David Thurston, Cornell professor emeritus of international agriculture and plant pathology, died Sept. 26 after a short illness.

Christopher Hogwood, musicologist, musician, early-music exponent and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell, died Sept. 24 at 73.

Ephrahim Garcia, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, died Sept. 10. A community support meeting is being held Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in McManus Lounge on the first floor of Hollister Hall.

August

Phyllis Janowitz, poet and professor emerita of English, died Aug. 17 in Montour Falls, New York. She was 84.

Robert J. “Jack” Lambert Jr. ’50, professor emeritus of freehand drawing, died Aug. 8 at Kendal at Ithaca. He was 86.

Richard "Dick" C. Call ’52, farmer, businessman and Cornell trustee emeritus, died Aug. 2 after a long illness. He was 84 years old.

July

Kathy Berggren, a senior lecturer in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died July 24 in Portland, Oregon, at age 46.

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, former professor 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