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RC Community Members In Memoriam

Thanks to the help of alumnus Dan Madaj, 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 have an obituary for someone you know in the RC community who has died, please send it to Robby Griswold at Thank you. 

Last Names A - L


Matthew D. Adler (RC 1992 Political Science, JD 1995 Cornell), died February 18, 2011, age 41, obit
Brian Allen (RC 1984 History)
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
Susan J. Atkinson (RC 1971, Economics; JD 1974 U-M Law School)

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
Susan L. Bishop (RC 1983 Arts and Ideas)
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
Robert B. Brown (RC 1981 Drama)

Andrew Carrigan (RC creative writing lecturer, 1973-75), died May 13, 2013, obit
Keith W. Clark (RC 1975 Individualized Concentration)
Isabel A. Cole (RC 2000 Classical Language and Literature; MSI 2005 School of Information)
Cynthia C. Cook (RC 1983 Social Science, MSW  1984 School of Social Work Community Organization)

Kavita S. Datla (RC 1997 History)
Lisa Dershin
 (RC 1982 Social Science), died 1988, article, articlefund
Elizabeth Douvan (RC director 1985-88), died November 26, 2002, age 76. memoirprofileobit.

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

Kelly A. Feeney (RC 1998 Social Science), died November 8, 2012, age 36, obit.
Judith A. Fell (RC 1974 Economics)
Yi-Tsi Mei Feuerwerker (RC Literature and Arts and Ideas instructor, 1972-1984), died December 2018. Dedication. 
Marcia E. Fishman (RC 1975 History of Ideas, JD Wayne State University College of Law), died October 29, 2009, obit
Richard Fogel (RC 1980 Social Science)
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

Valorie G. Gifford (RC 1973 Literature)
Cynthia D. Grant
 (RC 1972 Psychology), died August 2, 2003, age 53, obit
Mary E. Gregg (RC 1976 Psychology, MSW 1983 School of Social Work Interpersonal Practice)
Emily A. Gruber (RC 2001 Chinese, RC 2001 Social Science), died February 3, 2002, age 23, article

Robynne L. Harrington 
(RC 1972)
Max Heirich (RC instructor)
, died April 27, 2017, obit
Claire E. Holmes 
(RC 1975, Psychology)
Stephen L. Huhn 
(RC 1974 Zoology, MBA 1995 Flint School of Management Business Administration)

Wendell A. Jones (RC 1975 Drama, AM 1977 English Language and Literature)

Stevie R. Kemperman (RC 1981 Social Science, AM 1985 Economics)
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
Linda H. Kozlowski (RC 1975 Psychology)
Ian W.H. Krieg (RC 2006, Computer Science), died March 2010, age 26, obit
Michael M. Krysiak (RC 1995 Political Science)

Meg I. Langfur (RC 1983 Social Science, MS, General Science, University of Colorado - Denver), died April 23, 2009, age 47, articleforensics talk
David H. Lapeza (RC 1972, AM 1974 Slavic Languages and Literatures, JD Law School Law, PhD 1986 Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Susan D. Lessenco (RC 1977 Anthropology), died January 2, 1981, age 26, article
Scott D. Lew (RC 1990, Creative Writing)
Mark A. Liebeskind (RC 1986 Arts and Ideas)

Last Names M - Z


Leslie J. McLeod-Warrick (Attended RC 1977  Drama)
John H. Mersereau, Jr. 
(RC director 1977-85), died January 2009, obitfaculty history project
Janus R. Miller 
(RC 1974 Journalism, Teaching Certificate 1974 School of Education)
Juliet A. Minard 
(RC 1975 Individualized Concentration), died September 12, 2013, age 60, obit
Erica L. Mitchell 
(RC 2003 English)
Thomas R. Morgan 
(RC 1987)
James M. Murphy 
(RC 1973 History)

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

Allan F. Omilian (RC 2010 Arts and Ideas)
Louis Orlin
 (RC director 1973-74), died September 17, 2016, age 91. obitprabook.

Jacquelyn Pilliciotti (RC 1976 Psychology)
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

Richard W. Redick (RC 1971 Mathematics)
Scott H. Reed 
(RC 1986 Philosophy)
ElizaBeth M. Reifman
 (RC 1975 Drama), died October 9, 2008, age 55, obit
Douglas K. Richardson (RC 1973 History)
Jeffrey W. Ritter (RC 1975 Sociology, MPH 1977 Public Policy)
Laura M. Rivkin (RC 1973 Spanish)
Linda J. Roberts (RC 1971 Sociology, MPH School of Public Health Medical Care Administration)
James H. Robertson (first RC director, 1967-73), died March 19, 2010, obit
Joanne R. Robinson (RC 1981 History)
Ruth C. Rosenblum (RC 1985 Psychology)
Marc Ross (RC director 1974-77), died November 26, 2017, obitinterview
Donald L. Rothman (RC 1966 English Language and Literature)
Katherine M. Rowenchuk (RC 1978 Linguistics, PhD 1992 Slavic Languages and Literatures)
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
Richard B. Sale (RC 1973 Creative Writing)
Thomas P. Savage (RC 1981 Individualized Concentration)
Joyce P. Schon (RC 1975 Individualized Concentration)
Fred R. Secrest (RC 1981 History), died September 30, 2017, age 59, obit
Wendy Shifrin (RC 1972)
Stephanie J. Sllverman (RC 1995 Biology)
Jane L. Simpkin (attended RC 1986)
Alan M. Smith (RC 1974 Literature)
Ivy L. Steinmetz (RC 1982 Individualized Concentration)
Nancy Storey (RC 1971)
James L. Strichartz (RC 1973 Urban Studies; MPP Rackham Graduate School; JD U-M Law School)
Gil M. Strobel (RC 1989 History)

Danielle Taylor (RC 1997 Communication)
Christina M. Tristalis (RC 1972)

David W. Vinter (RC 1977 Zoology; MS 1978 Medical School Anatomy and Cell Biology; PhD 1983 Medical School Anatomy and Cell Biology), died 2008

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
Robert B. Young (RC 2002 Arts and Ideas)