FlowersDeceased In Memoriam

One aim of ARF is to recognize and celebrate the professional accomplishments, personal qualities, and relevant experiences of CSUN faculty and staff. This is done through remembrance articles in our newsletter, ARF Notes, and the posting of an individual’s name, academic department/unit, and year of death on the ARF website’s In Memoriam page.

The ARF Board also formed a Remembrance Committee to develop a process to facilitate uncovering pertinent information and writing remembrance articles. To find information on this committee, the submission of names for remembrance, or the current Remembrance Committee membership, go to the web page

About Us>ARF Documents>Remembrance.

ARF Memorial List with Departments

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  Jim Dole Biology
  Charles Heimler Secondary Education
  Merry Ovnick History
  Henry Abrash Chemistry
  David Anderson English
  Shirley C. Anderson Marketing
  John Broesamle History
  Charles Crittenden Philosophy
  Helen Giedt Psychology
  William R. Hosek Economics, Dean COBAE
  Vince Jeffries Sociology
  Tung Po Lin Mathematics
  Thomas R. Maddux History
  John McGhee Mathematics
  Alexander V Muller History
  Patricia Murray English
  Weston Nathanson Mathematics
  Clara Park Secondary Education
  Michael J. Reagan Library
  Iris Shah English
  Ron Stone Accounting and Information Systems
  Margaret Vernallis Counseling Services, Clinical Psychologist
  Robert C. Bassler Art
  Gwen Brewer English
  Aurelio de la Vega Music
  Roger Carasso Political Science
  James Elias Sociology
  Heinrich Falk Theatre
  William Forthman Philosophy
  Stephen Gadomski Civil Engineering and Construction Mgt.
  Philip Gilbert Computer Science
  Ichiro Hashimoto Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Barnabas (Barney) Hughes Secondary Education
  Linda Jones Elementary Education
  Raymond K. Jung Elementary Education
  Bertram James Kellenberger Philosophy
  William L. Kimball Accounting
  Jeffery Lenham Education (Deaf Studies)
  Michael Meyer History
  Jody Myers Religious Studies
  Julian Nava History
  Maria (Maja) Reid Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Harvey Rich Sociology
  Helen Saltman English
  John Schultheiss Cinema and Television Arts
  Shirley Svorny Economics
  Warren Willig Mathematics
  Barbara Caretto Science and Mathematics
  Bernice Colman Art
  Mary Ann Danin Art
  James E. Dennis Africana Studies
  George F. Fisler Biology
  Warren Akira Furumoto Biology
  Alan C. Harris Communication Studies
  Donald L. Rogoff Accounting
  Jerome Seliger Health Sciences
  Donald R. Salper Communications Studies
  James L. Shanks Elementary Education
  Jon R. Sloan Geological Sciences
  Harry Stone English
2020 Richard Abcarian English
  Anna Bruni Benson Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Joyce Linda Broussard History
  Pete Cassidy Kinesiology
  Jack Crowther Sociology
  Willis Downing Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Gail Fonosch Family and Consumer Sciences
  Kathleen H. Fritchey Counseling Services
  Jeanne Glazer Deaf Studies
  David Hornbeck Geography
  Rajabali "Raj" Kiani-Aslani Accounting and Information Systems
  Paul Koistinen History
  Helen Lodge Secondary Education
  Jennifer Matos Biology
  Charles "Bob" Putnam Computer Science
  Alfonso F. "Rick" Ratcliffe Engineering and Computer Science
  Philip A. Reid Communication Disorders and Sciences
  Gerald Resendez Chicana/o Studies
  Donald E. Salter Philosophy
  Jon Shively Manufacturing Systems and Engineering Management
  M. Ali Tabidian Geology
  Leonard B. Wurthman, Jr. Communications Studies
2019 George Baechtold Business Law
  Tyler Blake Psychology
  Jay Berger Finance, Financial Planning, & Insurance
  Verne Bryant Africana Studies
  Veronica Elias Sociology
  Keith Evans Economics  
  John T. Fodor Health Sciences
  Gong-Yuh Lin Geography
  Robert Provin Geography
  Donna Ruedy Art
  Raul Ruiz Chicano Studies
  Sally Spencer Special Education
  Arthur Tait Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance
  Ernest J. Velardi, Jr. Art
  Ali Zakeri Mathematics
2018 Rita Basta Mathematics
  Betty J. Bailey Family and Consumer Affairs
  Shiva Bajpai History
  Van Dyk Buchanan Elementary Education
  John Bullaro Recreation and Tourism Management
  Norma Creaghe Library
  F. Harold Giedt Counseling Services
  Joyce Hagen Special Education
  Don Kirchner Marketing
  Fred Kuretski Cinema and Television Arts
  Ray Landis Mechanical Engineering
  Arthur Lane English
  Jerry Leudders Music
  Mary Riggs Chicano Studies
  James Sefton History
  John Schulte Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  Malcolm O. Sillars Speech and Communication
  Nora Weckler Psychology
  Jon Sloan Geological Sciences
  William Stryker English
  Warren Wedin English
2017 Charles Bearchell Marketing
  George Biriuk Mathematics
  William Emboden, Jr. Biology
  Richard Ehrgott Civil Engineering
  Abe Feinberg Systems and Operation Management
  Louise Grindstaff Secondary Education
  Phillip Handler English
  Sharlene Katz Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Carol Kelly Child and Adolescent Development
  Joseph Launie Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance
  C. T. Lin Mechanical Engineering
  Christie Logan Communication Studies
  Ray McHugh Secondary Education
  Lillian Palmer Instructional Media
  Gloria Reid Communication Disorders & Sciences
  Ron Schaffer History
  Sidney Schwartz Mechanical Engineering
  Margaret "Peggy" Steiner Physical Plant Management
2016 Joan Baca Elementary Education
  Joyce Brotsky Psychology
  S. Francis Camilleri Sociology
  George Richards Cannon Business Administration
  Amy Denissen Sociology
  Ruth Horgan Computer Science
  Melvin Lifson Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  Max Lupul Marketing
  Frank McGinnis Music
  Edmund Peckham Student Affairs
  Don Raun Accounting and Information Systems
  Jennifer Romack Kinesiology
  Joseph Schieffer Secondary Education
  Ruth Schrier Art-General Studies
  Alfred Slor Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Stan Summers Psychology
  Margaret Thompson Educational Psychology
  Irene Thorsell Library
2015 Rose Bromwich Education Psychology
  Lynne Cook Special Education
  Kevin Daly Biology
  Jean Daniels Sociology
  Raymond A. Davidson Engineering
  Doris Dennis Counseling Center
  Shane Frehlich Kinesiology
  Joseph Hajdu Chemistry
  William "Bill" Huling Counseling Center
  Gloria Lothrop History
  Charles Macune History
  Evalyn Michaelson Anthropology
  Leonard Pitt History
  Micheline Sakharoff Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Manley Witten Journalism
2014 Edwin Bartenstein Accounting and Information Systems
  Jim Bracy Sociology
  Susanne Collier-Lakeman English
  Robert E. Dear Psychology
  Oscar DeShields Marketing
  Mary Eve Finestone Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Lary Gibson English
  Robert Henderson Mathematics
  Hillary S Hertzog Elementary Education
  DeWayne B. Johnson Journalism
  Marvin Klotz English
  Jonathan Lindsay Mathematics
  Joanna McKenzie Secondary Education
  Phillip M. Munroe Kinesiology
  Nathan "Nate" Murillo Counseling Center
  Leroy Nyquist Chemistry
  Robert T. Oliphant English
  Charlotte Oyer Library
  Richard Lyle Potter Biology
  Robert Franklin Reid III English
  Todd Reinstein Accounting and Information Systems
  Ginter Trybus Computer Science
  Muriel Wright Mathematics
  Thomas E. Wright English
  Lewis Yablonsky Sociology
2013 Pete Accardy Kinesiology
  David Benson Kinesiology
  Darrick Danta Geography
  Charles Carlton English
  William Freeman Communication Studies
  Eugene Fritsche Geological Sciences
  Gregory Jackson Educational Psychology
  Mary Lou Reilly Knoblauch Music
  Gordon Lewthwaite Geography
  Gerry Luethy Family and Consumer Sciences
  Roberta Madison Health Sciences
  Gerald H. Meaker History
  Morris Schonbach History
  Daniel Sedey Philosophy
  Stanley Singer Counseling Center
  Lawrence Stewart English
  Christine H. Smith Family and Consumer Sciences
  Owen Smith Theatre
  Richard Swade Biology
  Paul Tomasek Biology
  Clarence Wiggins Music
  Robert "Red" Williams Student Affairs
  Mary Woodley Library
2012 Thomas Bader History
  Donald Bleich Finance
  Nick Breit Kinesiology
  Richard Campbell Family and Consumer Sciences
  Peter Fischer Geological Sciences
  Phil Hernandez Education
  Edward Hriber Engineering
  Jerome M. "Jerry" Jacobs Journalism
  Mack Johnson Biology
  Leon King Financial Aid
  John Kontogiannis Biology
  Roger Moss Psychology
  Carl Olsen Chemistry
  Samuel Pinneau Psychology
  Rosentene Purnell Africana Studies
  Bill Rivers Engineering
  David Scott Music
2011 Willard Bellman Theatre
  Barbara Boyd National Center on Deafness
  Joseph Buchwald Finance
  Crerar Douglas Religious Studies
  June Downing Special Education
  Byrne Fernelius Leisure Studies and Recreation
  Alvin Ford Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Julie Gardner Communication Disorders
  Helmut Haeussler History
  Howard Happ Religious Studies
  Felix Jumonville Kinesiology
  Allen Martin Family and Consumer Sciences
  Mortimer Moore Physics and Astronomy
  Samuel Moss Psychology
  Eleazu Obina Africana Studies
  Ron Purcell Music
  Merwin "Gene" Soyster Secondary Education
  Brenda Timmerman Computer Science
2010 Alan Armer Cinema and TV Arts
  Karin Duran Library
  Ida N. Halperin Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Lesley Johnstone English
  Grace E. Lee Special Education
  Yvonne Lofthouse Elementary Education
  Frank J. McGuinness Philosophy
  Jagdish Prabhakar Engineering
  James Roberts Civil and Manufacturing Engineering
  Lydia Schneider Academic Planning
  Norman Tanis Library
2009 R. Anthony "Tony" Arthur English
  Paul Blomgren Business and Economics
  Earl Bogdanoff Sociology
  Mary Jane Evans Theatre
  Lawrence R. Fleischer Deaf Studies
  Joseph Brandon Ford Sociology
  John Hannah Art-2D Media
  Bess Hawes Anthropology
  Anne Heath Art-General Studies
  Charles Kaplan English
  Willy Prochazka Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Pauline Schatz Family and Consumer Sciences (CSULA)
  Shirlene Soto Chicano Studies
  Stanton L. Teal Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  Paul Walker Business Law and Journalism
2008 E. S. "Stan" Gillespie Engineering
  Harry R. Highkin Biology
  Ants Leps Cinema and TV Arts
  Charles Manley Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education
  Ellen A. McFadden Health Science
  Tom Mincer Mechanical Engineering
  Henry B. Niles II Business Law
  Gerald Prescott History
  Charles Sanders Engineering
  Lawrence Schneider Journalism
  Ralph Segalman Sociology
  William "Bill" Schlosser Theatre
  Andrew Starrett Biology
  Irving Streimer Psychology
  Stephen Walton Physics and Astronomy
  Clifton Winn Education
  Dolores Yonker Art
2007 Mort Auerbach Political Science
  Anatol "Ted" Balbach Economics
  Mary Bennett Health Science
  Leonard Berkowitz Music
  James Cleary President/ Speech Communication
  Mary G Doman Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Earle Field History
  Harriet Foster Counseling Center
  Loren Grey Educational Psychology and Counseling
  Gloria Gross English
  Allan Gutstadt Geology
  Donald Lahr Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Liyun Liu Biology
  Warner Masters Business and Administrative Affairs
  Mary McEdwards Communication Studies
  Wayne McIntire Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education
  Eugene C. Price Political Science
  Ruth Segel Psychology
  Virginia Sherman Library
  Wilfred "Bill" Sutton Health Science
  Isabelle Walker Leisure Studies and Recreation
2006 Vern Bullough History
  John Guarrera Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Elizabeth Hone Education
  Henry Munn Marketing
  George Q. Rich III Kinesiology
  Lydia Savedoff Chemistry
  Henry Van Slooten English
  Donald E. Sudlow Art-General Studies
  Bob Winslow Leisure Studies and Recreation
2005 Naomi Berger-Davidson Management
  Elizabeth Brady Education Psychology
  John F. Gaines Geography
  Phillip Hansen Special Education
  Edward Konold Educational Leadership/Policy
  Paul Kravagna Art-General Studies
  Gale Larson English
  Charles Mudd Communication Studies
  June Newkirk Special Education
  Ralph Prator Founding President/ Education
  Marin Pundeff History
  Mahmood Qureshi Accounting and Information Systems
  Herb Spiro Finance Real Estate and Insurance
  Ann Stasch Family and Consumer Sciences
2004 Lawrence Christianson Music
  Frank del Olmo Journalism
  Carmelo Gariano Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Jim Krahl
  William Kramer Religious Studies
  Al Leininger Accounting and Information Systems
  Willam A. "Bill" Lerz Auxiliary Projects Manager
  Richard W. Lid English
  Kit Machado Political Science
  Fred McMahon Communication Studies
  Lowell Noonan Political Science
  John Portera Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Lenore Sorenson Art
  Del Stelck History
  Susan Wasserman Elementary Education
2003 Ben Brady Radio-TV-Film
  Jack Byrom Educational Psychology
  Stratton Caldwell Kinesiology
  John Carlson Elementary Education
  William Cullum Kinesiology
  Harry Finestone English
  Molly Gorelick Family and Consumer Sciences
  C. L. Ham Economics
  John Kudrna Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education
  Charles Lynch Radio-TV-Film
  Roscoe Miller Management Science
  Jerry Smith Management Science
  Peter Weigand Geology
2002 Robert apRoberts English
  David Bidna Secondary Education
  James Brock Theatre
  Ralph Evans Art-3D Medium
  Sheldon Harris History
  Robert Hoffpauir Geography
  Robert Horn Political Science
  Bela Lengyel Physics and Astronomy
  Robert M. Newcomb Geography
  Tom Reilly Journalism
  Mary Sciacca-Price Library
  Shirley Teeter Management
  James Tomberlin Philosophy
  Lisle Wenberg Library (Google says 2001)
2001 Dorothy Blackman Family and Consumer Sciences
  Helen Brajkovich Health Science
  Elmer Eason Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Seymour Eiseman Health Sciences
  Howard Fleming History
  Lennin Glass Health Sciences
  Gotety Krishnamurty Health Sciences
  Robert Lamb Geography
  Lester Nypan Engineering
  Donald Potts Mathematics
  Richard Thiel Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Bernard Thorsell Sociology
  Earl Wallis Kinesiology
2000 Ralph Baccash Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  Peter Bellinger Biology
  Richard Blakeslee English
  Louis Breternitz Education
  James Burnell Library
  Rosalie Liggitt Music
  Maria Maginnis Education Psychology
  Sidney Salkow Radio-TV-Film
  Myron Sandler Music
  George Watto Office Administration and Business Education
1999 Robert Belknap Education
  Arnold Court Geography
  Joan Dahl Management
  Harriet Easley Education
  Albert Fries Office Administration and Business Education
  Wallace Graves English
  David Henderson Geography
  Anthony LaBue Education
  Benjamin Saltman English
  Gladys Stevenson Family and Consumer Sciences
1998 Martha Brockman Education
  Maurice Colwell Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Fred Gruenberger Accounting and Information Systems
  Ruth Halpert Educational Psychology
  Mamoru Iga Sociology
  James Johnstone Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education
  Talmage Morash Recreation and Leisure Studies
  Roxie Morris Health Science
  Keith Morton Anthropology
  Ruth Neve Financial Aid
  Arthur Nieminsky Accounting and Information Systems
  Elizabeth Parham Music
  Frank Potter Geological Sciences
  Rolland Reeve Communication Disorders
  Raymond Rydell History
1997 Ken Devol Journalism
  Richard Friedman Economics
  Mahlon C. Gaumer III English
  William Karush Mathematics
  Sidney Albert Luckenbach, Sr. Philosophy
  Virgil Metzler Engineering
  Albert Pierce Sociology
  Tiyo Soga III Pan African Studies
  Tom Tramel Art-3D Medium
1996 Donald Bianchi Biology
  Henry Brompton Political Science
  Ray Jones Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education Center on Deafness
  Helen Kennedy Education
  Henry Klostergaard Chemistry
  Tung-Ming Lee Engineering
  Emil Lucki History
  Annamarie Peterson Marley English
  Dick O'Connell Psychology
  George Skapski Music
  Laurence Young Kinesiology
1995 Arthur Marion Education Psychology
  Michael Emory Journalism
  Phyllis Shaffer Counseling
1994 Dudley Blake Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Hans Burkhardt Art-2D Medium
  Dorothea Extence Office Administration and Business Education
  George Hawkes Accounting and Information Systems
  Earl Segal Biology
  Ann Stitt Kinesiology
1993 Max Astrachan Management Science
  John Baur History
  Helen Fielstra Elementary Education
  Michael S. Patterson History
  Robert Ravicz Anthropology
  Eleanor Russell Music
  Robert Wienpahl Music
1992 Doris Brewer Radio-TV-Film
  Don Call Accounting and Information Systems
  Max Klingbeil Secondary Education
  Stanley McElderry Library
  Agia Meleka Management
  Jerome Richfield Philosophy
  Lola Sadlo Recreation and Leisure Studies
  John Stafford English
  Ezra Wyeth Educational Psychology
1991 Marvin Cantor Biology
  Mitchell Marcus English
  William McDonald Engineering
  Malvika Patel Economics
  Curtis Stevens Counseling Center
  William Wilsoncroft Psychology
1990 Claude Cook Health Science
  William Kasza Art-General Studies
  George Lefevre Biology
  Lincoln Leung Accounting and Information Systems
  Bob McNutt Business Law
  Esther Shaw Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  Philip A. Smith Psychology
1989 Glenn Arnett Kinesiology
  Prudence Bostwick Education
  Richard Coleman Psychology
  Lola Case Office Administration and Business Education
  Rena Vassar History
1988 Merle Bartlett Library
  Donald Henze Philosophy
  Marjory Joseph Family and Consumer Sciences
  Raymond Julian Education
  James Steel Smith English
  Richard Vogler English
1987 Ching Liang Physics and Astronomy
  Irma Middup Art-General Studies
  Robert Niece Art-General Studies
  Ann Stanford-White English
1986 Irving Block Art-General Studies
  Erling Erlandson Journalism
  John Gowan Educational Psychology
  Sybil Richardson Education
1985 Bernard Aschbacher Accounting
  Kian Kam Library
  Ihor Prodaniuk Foreign Languages and Literatures
  Al Wright Accounting and Information Systems
1984 Eva Latif English
  Ben Pedrotti Economics
  Ruth Roche Elementary Education
1983 Violetta Gutierrez Foreign Languages and Literatures
  George Harness Engineering
1981 Don Anderson Accounting and Information Systems
  Oliver Wendell Evans English
1978 Roy V. Peel Political Science
  Stephen Reid English
1977 William Rabe Management
1976 Rudolf Siegmund Meyerstein Foreign Languages and Literatures
  Richard "Dick" Pickett Engineering
  F. Lynwood Wren Mathematics
1974 Adolfo Luis Halty-Dube Drama
  John Turk Saunders Philosophy
  Frances Senescu English
  James C. Smith, Jr. Mathematics
1973 James F. McRaith Marketing
1971 Delmar T. Oviatt CSUN Founding Administrative Officer/ Education
  Robert Rainey Psychology
1968 Herbert Kamins Philosophy
1963 James Morgan Drama