Phyllis Gordon, 89, of Champaign, died July 7. She worked for and retired from the University of Illinois Athletic Association. Memorials: Make-A-Wish Illinois or to the A Friend in Need Animal Care Fund through the College of Veterinary Medicine at Illinois.
Richard H. “Dick” Howard, 88, of Champaign, died at Willowbrookassisted living in Savoy, Illinois, July 8. He began work at the Illinois State Geological Survey in 1958 and served as head of the Oil and Gas Section from 1977 to 1984. He retired with emeritus status in 1992. He was the author or co-author of numerous publications on oil and gas deposits and petroleum geology in the Illinois Basin. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials: Southern Poverty Law Center, P.O. Box 548, Montgomery, AL 36177-9621; the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 2405 N. Shore Drive, Urbana, IL 61802; or the Franklin Free Library, 334 Main St., P.O. Box 947, Franklin, NY 13775.
Paul Dale Shaw, 87, of Mahomet, Illinois, died July 4. He was a professor emeritus at the U. of I., joining the faculty in 1940. He made unique contributions to the biosynthesis of organic compounds, antibiotics, and plant physiology and pathology. A memorial service begins at 2 p.m. July 27 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory, 1900 Philo Road, Urbana. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society.