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RC Community Obituaries

Thanks to the help of alumnus Dan Madaj (right), RC 1982 Creative Writing and Literature, we are able to publish this list of our RC alumni students, faculty and staff who have passed away. If you see an omission and can send along an obituary for someone you know in the RC community who has died, please send it to Robby Griswold at robbyg@umich.edu. Thank you. 

Listings A - M

 

Matthew D. Adler (RC 1992 Political Science, JD 1995 Cornell), died February 18, 2011, age 41, obit
Paula J. Ambill-Bajer (RC 1978 Individualized Concentration), died November 6, 2001, age 56, obit
Erik A. Anderberg (RC 1974 American Culture; JD, Northeastern University), died February 27, 2008, age 55, obit

Lisel A. Banker (RC 1988 Anthropology), died July 7, 2003, age 38, obit
Brian A. Bard (RC 1989 Philosophy), died February 7, 2017, age 48, obit
Debra E. Bernhardt (RC 1975 Creative Writing), died March 22, 2001, age 47, articleobitobit
Amy L. Bingaman (RC 1992 English; MA Art History, University of Chicago; PhD 2005 Art History, University of Chicago), died February 7, 2017, age 46, obit
William S. Blackford (RC 1974 Political Science; MBA, New York University), died February 1, 2014, age 60, obit
Sara E. Booth (RC 2001 Social Science. MA 2004 Fine Arts, City University of New York), died May 20, 2017, age 38, obit
Jane C. Borgerhoff (RC 1972 History), died April 14, 2015, age 65, obit
Razelle Brooks, died August 22, 2005, obit, special dedication by RC community here

Andrew Carrigan (RC creative writing lecturer, 1973-75), died May 13, 2013, obit

Lisa Dershin (RC 1982 Social Science), died 1988, article, articlefund

Mark J. Eisen (RC 1975 Pre-Medical; MD 1980 Medical School Medicine), died May 12, 2016, age 63, obit

Kelly A. Feeney (RC 1998 Social Science), died November 8, 2012, age 36, obit.
Marcia E. Fishman (RC 1975 History of Ideas, JD Wayne State University College of Law), died October 29, 2009, obit
Bruce W. Freyburger (RC 1976 Anthropology), died December 26, 2011
Martin R. Friedmann (RC 1988 Computer Science, MA Massachusetts Instittute of Technology), died February 1, 1995, articlewebpagememorial

Cynthia D. Grant (RC 1972 Psychology), died August 2, 2003, age 53, obit
Emily A. Gruber (RC 2001 Chinese, RC 2001 Social Science), died February 3, 2002, age 23, article

Max Heirich (RC instructor), died April 27, 2017, obit

Lisa J. Kerr (RC 1973 Sociology), died December 19, 2014, age 63, obit
Ingrid L. Kock (RC 1987 English), died February 5, 2018, age 52, obit
Ellen R. Kolasky (RC 2005 Environment, RC 2005 Music), died April 14, 2006, age 24, obit
Rochelle Kostant (RC 1976 Social Science, MSW School of Social Work Interpersonal Practice), died November 8, 2008, age 53, obit
Ian W.H. Krieg (RC 2006, Computer Science), died March 2010, age 26, obit

Meg I. Langfur (RC 1983 Social Science, MS, General Science, University of Colorado - Denver), died April 23, 2009, age 47, articleforensics talk
Susan D. Lessenco (RC 1977 Anthropology), died January 2, 1981, age 26, article


John H. Mersereau, Jr. 
(RC director 1977-85), died January 2009, obitfaculty history project
Juliet A. Minard
 (RC 1975 Individualized Concentration), died September 12, 2013, age 60, obit

Listings N - Z

 

Kenneth F. Naidorf (RC 1970, MD 1977 Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons), died December 29, 1981, age 31, notearticle
Leah B. Nico (Bragg) (RC 2000 Anthropology, Russian Language and Literature, Russian and East European Studies, JD 2005 Southwest Law School, Los Angeles), died October 1, 2015, age 37, articleobit
Vicki Norberg-Bohm (RC 1987 Social Science, MS/BS Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, PhD 1996 Public Policy, Harvard University ), died March 21, 2004, age 48, obitarticletribute
Karen E. Noteboom (Morgan) (RC 1993 Arts and Ideas), died July 23, 2---, obit

Amy E. Polk (RC 1989 Computer and Comm Science; MS 1992 Computer Science and Engineering, MUP 1992 CA and UP Urban Planning), died April 29, 201, age 42, obit

ElizaBeth M. Reifman (RC 1975 Drama), died October 9, 2008, age 55, obit

James H. Robertson (first RC director, 1967-73), died March 19, 2010, obit
Marc Ross (RC director 1974-77), died November 26, 2017, obitinterview
Christine E. Rozsenich (RC 1978 Psychology, Masters John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health), died December 26, 1992, age 36, obit.

Diane D. Sadovnikov (RC 1980 Theater and Drama), died March 11, 2009, age 51, obit
Naomi R. Saferstein (RC 1988 Arts and Ideas, AM 1989 School of Music, Theatre and Dance Theatre), died April 28, 1994, age 28, obitSaferstein Award
Fred R. Secrest (RC 1981 History), died September 30, 2017, age 59, obit

Joel H. Winston (RC 1975 Near Eastern Studies in Language and Literature, JD University of Pennsylvania School of Law), died June 15, 2006, age 51, obit
Jennifer S. Wylie (Ouillaf) (RC 1991 Anthropology), died February 23, 2017, age 48, obit

Marilyn Young (RC instructor), died February 19, 2017, article