Howard C. Roberts
Howard C. Roberts, professor emeritus of engineering, died Oct. 29 at Littleton, Colo. He was 85.
Roberts received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the UI. He was a professor of engineering at the UI from 1946 until he retired in 1968. He also taught architectural acoustics at the UI and also from 1979 to 1982 at the University of Colorado, Denver. He was an independent consultant in noise control and in precision measurement.
He was the author of several books and many technical papers and held several patents. He was a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Instrument Society of America. He was a member of Sigma Xi and the Institute of Noise Control Engineers.
Roberts moved to Colorado in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters.
Helen Louise Barrymore,formerly an editor at the UI , died Nov. 17 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. She was 88.
Barrymore was an editor at the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice at the UI. She retired in 1976.
She graduated from Loretto Academy in Chicago in 1926 and attended De Paul University in Chicago.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana, the C-U Symphony Guild and the UI Alumni Association.
Survivors include a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick Catholic Education Foundation.