May 5, 2012
In sad news, we have lost another member of our CSUN English faculty extended family with the passing of Lila Fink. Born on April 30, 1930, Lila was originally from Milwaukee, received her Ph.D. in English Literature from USC, and was a long-time lecturer at CSUN; Lila also taught at Pepperdine and East L.A. College. Known as real dynamo who loved to talk and teach lit, she used to hold forth in the mail room to any and all and was tireless when it came to pushing students. As the April 29, LA Times obituary reads, “Lila was a great traveler and enjoyed visiting over 100 countries. Lila is survived by her husband Fred, a marriage that was great for almost 63 years, her children Steve, Larry, and Patty, seven grandchildren, one great grandson, and twin great grandchildren due in July, who will all miss her. Lila was a good bridge partner for Fred. She was also an expert at solving crossword puzzles. Lila was a superb cook. We’ll miss her cooking and her endless love and support.” An online guestbook can be found at http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/latimes/guestbook.aspx?n=lila-fink&pid=157206840&cid=gbsrchres.