Robert Gold, 93, died May 28 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He worked at the U. of I. News Bureau for 9 years, retiring in 1988. He was the first editor of Inside Illinois.
Andrew Vincent Granato, 89, died June 3 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was a professor of physics at the U. of I. for 33 years, retiring in 1994. Memorials: Unitarian Universalist Church, 309 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801, uucuc.org.
Robert G. Kaiser, 87, died June 13 at Helia Healthcare, Champaign. Kaiser was a building service worker for University Housing from 1969-76.
Ruth Schindler Lottman, 92, died June 5 in Duluth, Georgia. She was a clerk typist III in stenographic services for extra help from 1978-93. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820. Arthur J. Siedler, 88, died June 12 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Siedler was the acting director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences (1978-81); the head of the department of food science (1972-89); a professor of food science, of internal medicine and of nutritional science (1972-94); and retired as professor emeritus in 1994. Memorials: Send donations to the department of food science and human nutrition for a scholarship in his name.
Mary Ellen “Mimi” Smith, 63, died June 1 at her Urbana home. She had been the director of Parent Programs at the Illini Union since January 2014. Memorials: Donations in her honor to Washington-Monroe Elementary School for items that will benefit the students. Washington-Monroe Elementary School, 1002 Pekin St., Lincoln, IL 62656.
Raymond Curtis Wright, 68, died June 5 at his home in Danville, Illinois. Wright worked for the U. of I. printing department for 12 years, retiring in 2009. Memorials: Relay for Life of Vermilion County, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
A memorial service to honor Linda L. Henderson-Ditmer will begin at 11 a.m. June 20 at the Mansfield United Methodist Church, 200 S. Main Street, Mansfield, IL 61854. Henderson-Ditmer, 61, died June 11 at her home in Mahomet, Illinois. She was a mail handler at the Campus Mail Center from 1985-2000. Memorials: A fund established in her name through the Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign.