Obituaries

Recent obituaries for WMU faculty, staff and retirees are listed on this page, beginning with the most-recent. Search WMU News for available obituaries dating back to 1997 by entering the name of the deceased and the word obituary. To find all available obituaries, enter only the word obituary.

Robert "Rob" E. Fedorchak , retired millwright/maintenance mechanic in the Department of Facilities Management , April 14, 2016.
Eleanor Rose Samson , retired cashier in the WMU Bookstore , April 11, 2016.
Robert L. Smith , professor emeritus of communication , April 11, 2016.
Timothy E. Kahler , retired material handler with landscape services , April 7, 2016.
Janet E. Stillwell , professor emerita of dance and a former associate dean of the College of Fine Arts , March 29, 2016.
Evaline Sue Marks , retired head cook in the Valley III Dining Service , March 26, 2016.
Alfred Balkin , professor emeritus of education and professional development , March 23, 2016.
David F. Sadler , professor emeritus of English , March 5, 2016.
Dan G. Malley , retired custodian , March 2, 2016.
Malcolm H. Robertson , professor emeritus of psychology , February 28, 2016.
Flor De Lys Houston , retired library assistant at Waldo Library , February 16, 2016.
Eugene L. Keller , retired Dining Services manager , February 15, 2016.
Emilie A. Garrity , retired Walwood Union utility food person , February 10, 2016.
Carl F. Shuster , retired director of the pilot plants in the Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering , February 8, 2016.
Robert Jack Smith , professor emeritus of anthropology and former Department of Anthropology chair , January 31, 2016.
Michael "Woody" Woodhams , retired electrician in maintenance services , January 19, 2016.
Robert "Herb" Williams , retired director of the University physical plant , January 16, 2016.
John J. Pruis , former vice president, professor and secretary to the board of trustees , January 15, 2016.
Fotoula "Tulla Kaz" Kazanowski , retired senior administrative assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences , January 7, 2016.
Anthony A. Gioia , retired professor of mathematics , January 4, 2016.
Janice S. Weaver , retired cash operations staff member in Dining Services , December 30, 2015.
John "Bokey" D. Satterfield Jr. , former manager in maintenance services , December 29, 2015.
Marvin "Geno" Milkovich , retired carpet cleaner in custodial support services , December 24, 2015.
Edward W. Randt Jr. , retired journeyman plumber , December 24, 2015.
Steven Cartwright , monographic acquisitions assistant with University Libraries , December 17, 2015.
Jason M. Currie , custodian , November 26, 2015.
Jane Walter , retired scanning machine operator in the Office of Testing and Evaluation Services , November 25, 2015.
Lambert R. VanderKooi , professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering , November 17, 2015.
Shirley R. Miars , retired statistician in the Registrar's Office , November 17, 2015.
Idella L. Anderson , retired Dining Services staff member , November 8, 2015.
Philo G. "Glen" Bishop , former associate director of media services and manager of technical services , November 7, 2015.
Frederick Z. Sitkins , professor emeritus of engineering design, manufacturing and management systems , November 7, 2015.
George Vuicich , professor emeritus of geography , November 2, 2015.
James N. Adduci , retired assistant manageer of dining services , November 1, 2015.
Richard L. McAnaw , professor emeritus of political science and founder of what would become the School of Public Affairs and Administration , October 21, 2015.
John D. Sheppard , professor emeritus in accountancy, , October 15, 2015.
Edith M. Yahr , retired staff member in the Graduate College , September 23, 2015.
Herbert W. Kenz , retired associate director of student financial aid and scholarships , September 17, 2015.
Chauncey J. Brinn , vice president emeritus for administrative affairs , September 14, 2015.
Daniel Tinkler , retired power plant operating engineer , August 31, 2015.
Milton Greenberg , former political science professor and department chair , August 27, 2015.
Lester "Frank, Hot Rod" Baird , retired pipefitter in the maintenance services unit of the Department of Facilities Management , August 20, 2015.
Ernest E. Rossi , longtime administrator and retired professor of political science , August 7, 2015.
John Racine , supervisor of computer labs for the Office of Information Technology , July 21, 2015.
Lawrence Ziring , professor emeritus of political science and Arnold E. Schneider professor emeritus of international relations , July 17, 2015.
James "Jim" W. Dempsey , emeritus coordinator of transfer relations and a former acting director of the Office of Admissions , July 12, 2015.
Robert I. Sundick , professor emeritus of anthropology , June 29, 2015.
Joseph Eisenbach , professor emeritus of special education , June 25, 2015.
John M. Barney , retired electrician in the maintenance services unit of the Department of Facilities Management , June 13, 2015.
M. Noreen VanderBeek , retired finance clerk in accounts payable , June 1, 2015.