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This site is dedicated to members of the Princeton University faculty and staff who have passed away. We are grateful for their many contributions to Princeton and remember them fondly as colleagues and friends. Recollections, memories, eulogies and information about service arrangements are invited and appreciated.

2018

Adel Mahmoud

Adel Mahmoud, lecturer with the rank of professor in molecular biology and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, died June 11, 2018

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 12 Comments

Alvin Kernan

Alvin Kernan, the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus, professor of English, emeritus, and former dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, died May 17, 2018

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 1 Comment

Léon-François Hoffmann

Léon-François Hoffmann, professor of French and Italian, emeritus, died May 25, 2018

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Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis, the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, died on May 19, 2018.

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 1 Comment

André Maman

André Maman, professor of Romance languages and literatures, emeritus, died April 13, 2018

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 3 Comments

David Billington

David Billington, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, died March 25, 2018

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 1 Comment

Anne Treisman

Anne Treisman, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, died Feb. 9, 2018

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George Pitcher

George Pitcher, professor of philosophy, emeritus, died Jan. 12, 2018

Posted in 2018, Faculty | 4 Comments

2017

Kenneth Deffeyes

Kenneth Deffeyes, professor of geosciences, emeritus, died Nov. 29, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 3 Comments

Slobodan Ćurčić

Slobodan Ćurčić, professor of art and archaeology, emeritus, died Dec. 3, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 3 Comments

Robert Jahn

Robert Jahn, former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, emeritus, died Nov. 15, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 2 Comments

Edward C. Taylor

Edward C. Taylor, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry, Emeritus, died Nov. 22, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 7 Comments

Donald McClure

Donald McClure, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at Princeton, died Nov. 17, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 1 Comment

Uwe Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, died Nov. 13, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 20 Comments

Kurt Mislow

Kurt Mislow, the Hugh Stott Taylor Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, died Oct. 5, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 15 Comments

Michael Curschmann

Michael Curschmann, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, emeritus, died Oct. 7, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 2 Comments

Delia Graff Fara

Delia Graff Fara, professor of philosophy, died July 18, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 5 Comments

George Luchak

George Luchak, professor emeritus of civil engineering, died June 6, 2017

Posted in 2017, Faculty | 3 Comments

2016

William “Bill” Bonini

William “Bill” Bonini, the George J. Magee Professor of Geophysics and Geological Engineering, Emeritus, and professor of geosciences and civil engineering, emeritus, passed away Dec. 13, 2016.

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 5 Comments

Yu-kung Kao

Yu-kung Kao, professor emeritus of East Asian studies, died Oct. 29, 2016.

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 5 Comments

William G. Bowen

William G. Bowen, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988 and a professor of economics and public affairs, emeritus, died Oct. 20, 2016.

Posted in 2016, Faculty, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Michael Danielson

Michael Danielson, the B.C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs, Emeritus, and professor of politics and public affairs, emeritus, passed away Sept. 22, 2016.

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Elaine Fantham

Elaine Fantham, the Giger Professor of Latin, Emeritus, and professor of classics, emeritus, passed away July 11, 2016

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 3 Comments

Gillett Griffin

Gillett Griffin, curator of Pre-Columbian and Native American art, emeritus, passed away June 9, 2016

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 3 Comments

Ronald Davidson

Ronald C. Davidson, former Princeton University professor of astrophysical sciences who directed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, died May 19, 2016

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 1 Comment

Ralph Freedman

Ralph Freedman, professor of comparative literature, emeritus, passed away May 5, 2016

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John C. Moore

John C. Moore, professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away Jan. 1, 2016.

Posted in 2016, Faculty | 3 Comments

2015

Tim Vasen

Tim Vasen, lecturer in theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the director of the Program in Theater, passed away Dec. 28, 2015

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 2 Comments

Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace, professor of sociology, emeritus, passed away Sept. 18, 2015

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 1 Comment

Sheldon Wolin

Sheldon Wolin, professor of politics, emeritus, passed away Oct. 21, 2015.

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 4 Comments

Charles Gillispie

Charles Gillispie, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Emeritus, passed away Oct. 6, 2015.

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 3 Comments

Hugo Meyer

Hugo Meyer, professor of art and archaeology emeritus, passed away Sept. 12, 2015

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C.K. Williams

C.K. Williams, a former lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing, passed away Sept. 20, 2015.

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 1 Comment

Carl Schorske

Carl Schorske, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Emeritus, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

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Mary George

Mary George, senior reference librarian, passed away Aug. 9, 2015

Posted in 2015, Staff | 1 Comment

Clarence Brown

Clarence Brown, professor emeritus of comparative literature, passed away July 18, 2015

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 2 Comments

Charles Townsend

Charles Townsend, professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures, passed away June 7, 2015

Posted in 2015, Faculty | 2 Comments

2014

Robert Naumann

Robert Naumann, professor of chemistry and physics emeritus, passed away Dec. 10, 2014

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 1 Comment

Henry Drewry

Henry Drewry, former director of Princeton’s Program in Teacher Preparation, passed away Nov. 21, 2014.

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William Surber Jr.

William Surber Jr., professor of electrical engineering emeritus, passed away Aug. 27, 2014

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Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson, professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away Sept. 10, 2014.

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 2 Comments

Samuel Hunter

Samuel Hunter, professor of art and archaeology, emeritus, passed away July 27, 2014

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Harold Kuhn

Harold Kuhn, professor emeritus of mathematical economics, passed away July 2, 2014

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 4 Comments

A. Walton Litz

A. Walton Litz, the Holmes Professor of Belles Lettres, Emeritus, and professor of English, emeritus, passed away June 4, 2014.

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 3 Comments

James Randall

James Randall, professor emeritus of music, passed away May 28, 2014

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 33 Comments

Paul Sigmund

Paul Sigmund, professor emeritus of politics, passed away on April 27, 2014.

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 1 Comment

Richard Ullman

David E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, March 11, 2014

Posted in 2014, Faculty | 1 Comment

2013

Kenneth Levy

Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus, Aug. 15, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 1 Comment

Rubby Sherr

professor emeritus of physics, July 8, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 1 Comment

Arthur Szathmary

professor emeritus of philosophy, July 1, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 11 Comments

Joseph Notterman

professor emeritus of psychology, June 28, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 1 Comment

Sarah Charlesworth

lecturer with the rank of professor in the Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, June 26, 2013

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James Diamond

former director of the Center for Jewish Life, March 28, 2013

Posted in 2013, Staff | 2 Comments

Joseph Frank

Class of 1926 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, Feb. 27, 2013

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Frances Wroblewski

faculty assistant in the Department of Math, Feb. 24, 2013

Posted in 2013, Staff | 4 Comments

Arthur Wightman

professor emeritus of physics, Jan. 13, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 1 Comment

Charles Gilvarg

professor emeritus of molecular biology, Jan. 6, 2013

Posted in 2013, Faculty | 4 Comments

2012

Peter B. Kenen

the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Emeritus, Dec. 17, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 6 Comments

Alan Colquhoun

professor emeritus of architecture and the Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture Emeritus, Dec. 13, 2012

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Howard “Pat” Curtiss Jr.

professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Sept. 20, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 2 Comments

Richard Burgi

professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures, July 26, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 10 Comments

George Miller

the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus, July 22, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 3 Comments

Leland Allen

professor emeritus of chemistry, July 15, 2012

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Dale Grieb

director of administration and services in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, May 21, 2012

Posted in 2012, Staff | 6 Comments

Richard Okada

professor of East Asian studies, April 4, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 6 Comments

Malcolm Steinberg

Henry Fairfield Osborn Professor of Biology Emeritus and professor of molecular biology emeritus, Feb. 7, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 5 Comments

Bradley Dickinson

professor of electrical engineering, Jan. 22, 2012

Posted in 2012, Faculty | 1 Comment

2011

Donald Hujber

landscape grounds shop, Dec. 24, 2011

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Sin-I Cheng

professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Dec. 6, 2011

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Robert Koch

professor emeritus of art and archaeology, Nov. 10, 2011

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Stuart Schwartz

professor emeritus of electrical engineering, Aug. 27, 2011

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Bart Hoebel

professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, June 11, 2011

Posted in 2011 | 5 Comments

Ralph Lerner

George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture Emeritus, May 7, 2011

Posted in 2011, Faculty | 3 Comments

George Barker

electric shop, March 22, 2011

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Toshiko Takaezu

longtime faculty member in visual arts, March 9, 2011

Posted in 2011, Faculty | 8 Comments

Helen Wilkinson

Dining Services, Feb. 23, 2011

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James McGuire

plasma physics lab, Feb. 4, 2011

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2010

Suzanne Keller

professor emeritus of sociology, Dec. 9, 2010

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Jo-Ann Jaccoud

maintenance, Oct. 27, 2010

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Gerry Johnson

Building Services, Sept. 16, 2010

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Franklyn Van Houten

professor emeritus of geological and geophysical sciences, Aug. 27, 2010

Posted in 2010, Faculty | 4 Comments

George F. “Bud” Schmucki

the fifth recording secretary of the University, Aug. 2, 2010

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Robert Tucker

the IBM Professor of International Studies Emeritus, July 29, 2010

Posted in 2010, Faculty | 1 Comment

Charles Pickett

Building Services, July 25, 2010

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Marvin Bressler

the Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, July 7, 2010

Posted in 2010, Faculty | 4 Comments

Robert Charles

Dining Services, July 5, 2010

Posted in 2010, Staff | 1 Comment

Norman Ryder

professor emeritus of sociology, June 30, 2010

Posted in 2010, Faculty | 1 Comment

2009

Ahmed Eringen

professor emeritus of civil engineering and operations research, Dec. 7, 2009

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James Canham

design and construction, Nov. 18, 2009

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Kathryn Chizik

electrical engineering, Oct. 8, 2009

Posted in 2009, Staff | 5 Comments

Susan Gafgen

electrical engineering (on leave), Sept. 24, 2009

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Edward Seckel

professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Sept. 28, 2009

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James Temple

utility shop, Sept. 10, 2009

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Anthony Holder

electric shop, Sept. 7, 2009

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Michael Widdis

plasma physics lab, July 22, 2009

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Victor Bruce

lecturer emeritus in biology, May 29, 2009

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John Marks

professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies, April 15, 2009

Posted in 2009, Faculty | 1 Comment

2008

Jill Scurato

library, Dec. 15, 2008

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Margaret Jones

dining services, Oct. 21, 2008

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Alan Goldberg

public safety, Oct. 9, 2008

Posted in 2008, Staff | 1 Comment

Frances Chen

library, Sept. 13, 2008

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Joseph Dimeglio Jr.

plumbing shop, Sept. 10, 2008

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Ronald Wells

roofer/tinner shop, Sept. 8, 2008

Posted in 2008, Staff | 1 Comment

Daniel Brown

building services, Aug. 3, 2008

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Michael Mahoney

professor of history, July 23, 2008

Posted in 2008, Faculty | 1 Comment

Marilyn McMullen

ecology and evolutionary biology, July 12, 2008

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Steve Slaby

professor emeritus of civil engineering and operations research, July 5, 2008

Posted in 2008, Faculty | 2 Comments