Duane A. Branigan
Duane A. Branigan, longtime director of the UI School of
Music, died May 1.  He was 83.

Branigan came to the UI in 1936 as an instructor of piano.
In 1948 he became the acting director of the School of Music
and was director from 1950 to 1971.

He graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory,
receiving both a bachelor's of arts and of music degrees. He
also earned a master's degree from Northwestern University.
A pianist and organist, he studied in Europe with pianists
Egon Petri and Daniel Ericourt. He was awarded an honorary
doctorate by the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

Upon graduation from Oberlin, Branigan served as director of
music at the Chicago Latin School for Boys for two years.

Branigan was past president of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national
music honor society; past president of the Music Teachers
National Association; panel member to the President's
Advisory Committee on the Arts, Cultural Exchange Program;
panel member and adviser to the Illinois Arts Council; and
member of the advisory committee to the Berkshire Music

Survivors include his wife, Imogene; two daughters; a son;
and four

Memorial contributions may be made to the Duane A. Branigan
Endowment Fund in care of the UI Foundation, Harker Hall.

Douglas L. Gardner
Douglas L. Gardner, retired electrician, died May 9 at the
home of his daughter in Monticello. He was 74.

Gardner worked for the UI for 25 years before his retirement
in 1980.

Survivors include his wife, Velma; a son; six daughters; a
half brother; 28 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and
more than 40 great-grandchildren.

Jessie L. Latham
Jessie L. Latham, 73, retired building service worker, died
April 30 at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. She was 73.

Latham retired in 1985 after 25 years of service at the UI.

Survivors include two daughters, seven grandchildren and two

UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1995/05-18-95