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Obituaries are listed chronologically by order of notification.

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  • Phillips Talbot '36 JOURN

    Phillips Talbot '36 JOURN, '36 LAS, an American pioneer in the field of Asia studies, died Oct. 1 in New York City. He was 95.

  • Joseph Arndt '41 JOURN

    Joseph Arndt '41 JOURN, Feb. 18, Las Cruces, N.M.

  • James A. Spencer '72 JOURN

    James A. Spencer '72 JOURN, March 19, Surprise, Ariz.

  • Nathalene Nemitz Foersterling '37 JOURN

    Nathalene Nemitz Foersterling '37 JOURN, April 4, Barrington, Ill.

  • Harold Morlock '42 JOURN

    Harold Morlock '42 JOURN, Jan. 23, Lee's Summit, Mo.

  • Jack Pettis '56 JOURN

    Jack Pettis '56 JOURN, Nov. 30, Rockford, Ill.

  • Jane Lindemann Wohlers '41 JOURN

    Jane Lindemann Wohlers '41 JOURN, Jan. 29, Glenview, Ill., and Longboat Key, Fla.

  • Jean Cameron Bates '49 JOURN

    Jean Cameron Bates '49 JOURN, Dec. 29, Bloomington, Ill.

  • Ret. Maj. Sam Gaziano '41 JOURN

    Ret. Maj. Sam Gaziano '41 JOURN, Jan. 17, Mount Prospect, Ill.

  • Robin Williams '78 JOURN

    Robin Williams '78 JOURN, Nov. 12, Chicago, Ill.

  • Joseph Manning Arndt, Jr. '41 JOURN

    Joseph (Joe) Manning Arndt, Jr. '41 JOURN, 90, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. While a student in journalism, he was the Sports Editor of the Daily Illini.

  • Anita Abrams Rappeport '44 JOURN

    Anita Abrams Rappeport '44 JOURN died May 17, 2009, in Glenview, Ill.

  • George W. McFedries '39 JOURN

    George W. McFedries '39 JOURN died April 18, 2009, in San Diego, Calif.

  • Helen Wacker Chamberlain '47 JOURN

    Helen Wacker Chamberlain '47 JOURN died May 27, 2009, in Waterford, Pa.

  • Stuart Kaminsky '57 JOURN

    Stuart Kaminsky '57 JOURN, a native Chicagoan, died October 9, 2009. Kaminsky was a best-selling and award-winning mystery writer known best for his three long-running series featuring the protagonists Toby Peters, a private detective in 1940s Hollywood; Inspector Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov, a Moscow police inspector; and veteran Chicago police officer Abe Lieberman. He wrote more than 50 novels, as well as story collections and nonfiction works and biographies of significant film directors, including Clint Eastwood, John Huston, and Don Siegel. Kaminsky's Inspector Rostnikov novel “A Cold Red Sunrise” received the 1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel, and he later earned six other Edgar nominations, most recently for the 2005 non-fiction book “Behind the Mystery: Top Mystery Writers Interviewed,” which was also nominated for an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and an Agatha Award. In 2006 Kaminsky received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Stuart Kaminsky is survived by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.

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