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Category: Obituaries

Ross, Jeanette

Wisconsin State Journal

She came to the University of Wisconsin in 1957 to re-develop the class piano program and to teach more advanced students, retiring in 1990.

Clark, Allen Whipple

Wisconsin State Journal

As a professor at the UW Madison School of Medicine, he was a devoted teacher and researcher until his retirement in 1998.

Lewis, Betty J.

Wisconsin State Journal

She was employed as a research coordinator by the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology until her retirement in 1998.

Herring, Phillip F.

Wisconsin State Journal

He received an appointment at the University of Virginia, and by 1970 was invited to join the faculty of the English Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with tenure. Herring was a popular teacher of Modernist literature, but in addition had a long career as a scholarly writer and biographer, producing important works on James Joyce and Djuna Barnes.

Pellett, John Roger

Wisconsin State Journal

He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Wisconsin Surgical Society, the Wisconsin Surgical Club, the General Thoracic Surgical Club and a Professor Emeritus. He had many “firsts” for the University: separating the first conjoined twins, the first lung transplant, the first double lung transplant, and the first heart lung transplant.

Gatzke, Linda Joy

Wisconsin State Journal

Linda cherished her time at home with her daughters before beginning her career at UW-Madison in various departments. She retired from the chemical and biological engineering department in 2012.

Graziano, Frank M.

Wisconsin State Journal

He spent 35 years in practice at the University of Wisconsin, focused on treatment and research of HIV/AIDS and immunology. His passion for HIV/AIDS education took him to many parts of the world, with Uganda, Africa, being the most important to him.

Kalil, Ronald E.

Wisconsin State Journal

Ron began his scientific career at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He established the first Neuroscience Training Program in 1975 and directed the program for 25 years. In 1988, he founded the Center for Neuroscience, becoming director for the next 12 years. Several years later he founded and directed the W.M. Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging and chaired a campus-wide planning committee which led to the establishment of a University Department of Neuroscience.

Boyer, Milly M.

Wisconsin State Journal

Milly worked as a bookkeeper for the University of Wisconsin for many years and retired from the UW-Madison Waisman Center.

Conger, Joanne R. “Jo”

Wisconsin State Journal

She went on to teach nursing students at the Swedish American Hospital School of Nursing in Rockford, Ill., and was a clinical associate professor at UW-Madison School of Nursing from 1964-1991.

Seeman, Donald Eugene

Wisconsin State Journal

Don relocated with his wife Cheryl to Middleton, WI and was employed by UW-Madison for five years as a campus shuttle driver, where he enjoyed his daily interactions with UW students.

Pauline Cerro Obituary

madison.co

She also worked at Frito Lay in Madison, eventually retiring from the University of Wisconsin Hospital, having worked there many years in the accounts receivable department. Pauline had attended the UW-Madison prior to meeting John and getting married.

Lamb, Luke F.

Wisconsin State Journal

He spent most of his distinguished academic career as Dean of Educational Communications and Extension at the University of Wisconsin, which included WHA Public Radio and TV. He retired from the University of Wisconsin in 1995.

Jelle, Patricia Lynn

Wisconsin State Journal

Pat would then go on to work as an administrative assistant for the State of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin for many years at the School of Business and School of Medicine.

Langer, Gayle Williams

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1959, Gayle continued her love affair with the UW by joining the staff of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, beginning a 41-year distinguished career of service. Following her retirement as Executive Director and CEO of the alumni association, she served on many boards and received many distinguished awards.

Bock, Robert H.

Wisconsin State Journal

After spending a few years as a business school dean at the University of Miami he came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as Dean of the School of Business for 12 years. After stepping down as dean, he returned to teaching and taught graduate courses in strategic planning, corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Toner, Michael A.

Wisconsin State Journal

Mike worked as a telecommunications administrator for UW-Madison and the State of Wisconsin for nearly 40 years.

Graverson, Barbara J. “Barb”

Wisconsin State Journal

Barb worked for 30 years in healthcare clinical administration and executive support for University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and University Health Services.

Ekleberry, Jo Ann

Wisconsin State Journal

She found family in her career as a histologist at the UW-Madison Neurophysiology Department, where she worked for 37 years.

Schuette, Donald R.

Wisconsin State Journal

His career was at the University of Wisconsin Business School as a professor of actuarial science, retiring in 1992

Dodson, Virginia (Joseph)

Wisconsin State Journal

Ginny worked as a lecturer in zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later she graduated from MATC in 1986 with a degree in computer sciences.

Leon Litwack, 91, Dies; Changed How Scholars Portray Black History

The New York Times

Professor Litwack served in the Army after graduation, then returned to Berkeley for his doctorate, where he studied with Kenneth Stampp, a groundbreaking historian of the Civil War. After he received his Ph.D. in 1958, he began teaching at the University of Wisconsin, where he turned his dissertation into his first book, “North of Slavery.”

Purcell, Gene

Wisconsin State Journal

Gene had a lifelong career in media, with more than 30 years in public broadcasting. At the time of his death, he was the director of Wisconsin Public Media, which includes Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin.

Frank, Boris

Wisconsin State Journal

From 1964 to 1982 he was on the faculty of The University of Wisconsin, serving as the manager of administration for WHA-TV.

Fangmeyer, Yvonne L.

Wisconsin State Journal

Yvonne started her career at the University of Wisconsin Campus Assistance Center in 1974. She advanced in this position to become Director of the Campus Assistance Center. Yvonne then moved to the Red Gym, advancing to her position as the Director of Student Organizations. She retired as the Mission and Vision Coordinator for the Dean of Students Central Office.

Rohr, Christopher J.

Wisconsin State Journal

He worked for the State of Wisconsin for over 25 years, first for the Capitol Police as an electronics technician, then for the University of Wisconsin Department of Information Technology.

Stewart, Terrill P. “Terry”

Wisconsin State Journal

He graduated from Mazomanie High School in 1949 and from UW-La Crosse in 1957 and was employed at the Aeronautical Chart & Information Center, St. Louis, Mo., for three years and later at UW Medical School, Department of Neurophysiology and Medical Photography for 35 years, retiring in 1995 as a Distinguished Media Specialist, Emeritus.

Baertschy, David Karl

Wisconsin State Journal

David worked as a microbiologist for the UW-Madison for 18.5 years and in medical sales with VWR Scientific Products for 12 years, before his retirement.

Wortley, Allen

Wisconsin State Journal

Then, instead of working for a living, he became a university professor. He pursued the Peter Principle, earning a professional development degree and becoming Associate Dean for engineering outreach and now Emeritus Professor.

Long, Willis Franklin “Bill”

Wisconsin State Journal

He taught for many years at the UW electrical engineering extension, where he traveled abroad teaching about power systems in Brazil, China, and beyond. He was highly regarded by colleagues and created many friendships that lasted his entire life. He taught at the UW well into his 70s and still had an office until the time of his death.

Thomas Dodson, 70

madison.com

He held various jobs before joining the University of Wisconsin Physical Plant where he worked as a custodian for over 25 years until retirement.

Voichick, Michael

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1964, they landed in Madison where Mike joined the math faculty at University of Wisconsin … Mike loved teaching college math, and his students loved him back. For more than three decades, he brought his sharp intellect and keen sense of humor into the classroom, and it was appreciated by his students and many advisees.

Carroll, Marion Kathleen (Roherty)

Wisconsin State Journal

Kathleen obtained a position at UW Hospital and … moved on to other medical positions with various doctors, the Quisling Clinic and finally the Jackson Clinic, from which she retired as a receptionist supervisor for the internal medicine department in 1986 after 20 years of service.

Fishbain, Janet (Rietveld)

Wisconsin State Journal

Her longest and favorite stint was at the University of Wisconsin Writing Center. During her 30-year tenure at the center, Janet helped thousands of students improve their writing skills, and in 2002 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Oimoen, Otto C.

Wisconsin State Journal

After high school he worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Services Facilities Planning and Management, where he stayed until his retirement in 2020.

Sonnedecker, Glenn Allen

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1949, Glenn moved to Madison to be the first graduate student in the UW History of Pharmacy Department. In 1952, he became an Associate Professor of History of Pharmacy.

Pitot, Henry Clement III

Wisconsin State Journal

Dr. Pitot came to UW-Madison to conduct research at McArdle laboratories, an internationally renowned cancer research facility. During his next 50-plus years at the UW, Dr. Pitot became an eminent pathologist, he was a professor of oncology and pathology, and he variously served as Pathology Department Chair, Acting Dean of the Medical School, and Director of McArdle.

Zoller, Raili Tellervo “Telle”

Wisconsin State Journal

She then worked as a librarian for several years at the University, and as an International Law Librarian at the UW Law School, where she combined her love of languages, helping students, and libraries. She became a lifelong friend to many of the students she worked with, especially the international students, as she was a “mother” away from home for many of them.

Chosy, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Julius J. “Jack,” M.D.

Wisconsin State Journal

Jack pursued dual careers in medicine and the military spanning more than 33 years. He completed residencies in internal medicine and psychiatry at the UW, then practiced psychosomatic medicine and joined the academic faculty, receiving tenure in 1969. He became associate chief of staff of Ambulatory Care at the Madison VA Hospital in 1976, while continuing to consult in the UW’s pain clinic. Jack retired as a full professor in 1998.

Ham, Francis Gerald “Jerry”

Wisconsin State Journal

In 1966, the University of Wisconsin’s School of Library and Information Studies invited Jerry to create a graduate education program in archives administration. The initial one-course offering expanded to a full degree program, and over the years he trained hundreds of students in the profession.

Smith, Michael E.

Wisconsin State Journal

From 1995 until 2009, Michael served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he taught courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and a seminar on sentencing and corrections.