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  • Former General Electric Co. CEO and chairman Jack Welch went to work as a chemical engineer at GE immediately after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1960.

    Alumnus Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and chairman, dies at 84

    John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr., 84, the former CEO and chairman of General Electric Co., has died. He was a chemical engineer who earned a Ph.D. in 1960 in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Bob Reid, influential journalism professor at Illinois, dies at age 64

    Robert D. Reid, a recently retired professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, suffered a heart attack and died early today at his home in Champaign. He was 64.

     

  • Chemist Kenneth L. Rinehart dies at 76

    CHAMPAIGN -Kenneth L. Rinehart, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who was internationally known for his research on organic compounds involved in biological activity, died Monday at his Urbana home after a long illness. He was 76.

  • David L. Swanson, associate provost at Illinois, dies at age 60

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David L. Swanson, the associate provost at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, died early today of a heart attack at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 60.

  • Miscanthus at sunset.

    Deaths

    Betty Jo Brown ... Richard A. Collier ... Elaine Burris “Granny” Cornwell ... Leland “Lee” E. Eversole ... Richard A. Garves ... Mary Margaret Graham ... George E. Gravely ... Beverly Ann Greger ... Cheryl O. Hedrick ... George “Bullet” Russell ... Ronald Eugene Schaede ... Russell E. Winterbottom

  • Sun sets behind miscanthus

    Deaths

    Jeanne Synon Folts ... Marjory A. Hudson ... David Bruce Langendorf ... David B. “Dave” Lawrence ... Eva Claire Rosenfield

  • Deaths

    Paulette J. (Kaminski) Graziano … David H. Offner … Loren W. Wardlow … and Memorial Service: Elizabeth Kelly-Fry

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Edward E. Durbin ... Doris Patricia “Pat” Foster ... Judy Kurlakowsky ... Marjorie E. Nelson ... Frances Joann Pierce

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Danny L. Elam ... Randall Joseph Lutz ... Glenn Gregory Simpson ... Kent Thompson

     

  • Sun sets behind miscathus

    Deaths

    Elizabeth “Betty” Jeanette Baniassadi ... Edward Eugene Jones ... Rosanne Janice Koehler ... Helen Lucille Wheatley

  • Deaths

    Nancy Abelmann … James E. Barden Sr. … Dr. Sol Barnett … Diana Jane Fillenwarth Ganley … Lois J. Seibold … Dominic O. Skaperdas and Memorial services: Verlin B. “Andy” Anderson … Martha Rae Swartz Barbee … Alfred “Bud” Cler

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Charlotte Jane (Honn) Brownfield ... Mary L. Giles ... Margaret McLaren Jensen ... Martin L. Maehr ... Robert J. Nelson ... Dorothy Ann (Sturdivant) Schoeps

  • Sun setting behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Rosalee June Cobb ... Margie “Pud” Eastin ... Belva M. Edwards ... Joe B. Vermillion Jr.

  • Deaths

    John R. Dahl … Malcolm Gale Davis … Beverly D. Rodriguez

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Edward J. Armbrust ... Paul P. Bernard ... Richard “Don” Donald Brown ... Charles “Chuck” D. Elmer ... Barbara Ann Phillips ... Marilyn G. Vizek

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Rick Frederick ... Frank M. Williams

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Cody A. Breitenfeldt ... Hazel C. Cacioppo ... David M. Grothe ... Luther H. Holmes ... David F. Mulliken ... Dan White

  • Deaths

    Sorab Pirozshah Mistry

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Robert J. Cheek ... Alfred Wilhelm Hubler ... Kenneth Earl Raymond

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Wanda Elliott ... Norma Yvonne (Creekmur) Jackson

     

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Robert C. Corum ... Charles M. Draper ... Norma Bartholomew Kent 

     

  • Deaths

     Ernest Dawn

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    James W. “Jim” Chapman ... Willeta Mae Hassell Donaldson ... Elizabeth Fumiko Fujioka Easley ... Barclay George Jones ... Margaret “Eileen” Lyons ... Shirley Ann Perkins

     

     

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Robert Duane Mackey ... Kevin Daniel Peterson ... James Richard "Dick" Teague

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Lawrence Bouton

  • Deaths

    Douglas Einar Applequist … Beth E. Morrison Carbonneau … Albert Ehmen … Joan L. Mitchell … Jared Cleveland Risken

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Roberta A. May ... James (Jim) P. Warfield

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Donna Kuhlman ... Elsie Willfong ... John E. Zehr

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Robert J. Carr ... Linda Kay Jenkins ... Brenda Ann Le’Noir ... John O. Marxmiller ... Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Rector ... Paul Stone ... Patricia Ruth Gueritey Weston 

     

     

     

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Allan Paul

  • Deaths

     Marilyn E. Adleman … Daniel Bowers Kennedy … Jeff D. Kindhart … Theo “Bow” Oliver

  • The sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Marilois Barker ... Donald “Don” Lee Day ...Steven J. D’Urso ... Charles Walter “Erik” Eriksen ... Jack Theodore Harroun ... C. Rex Mahannah ... Kenneth Neil Statzer

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Peter James Garlick ... Sheldon Ward Williams

  • Deaths

    John W. Andresen … Gerald Brighton … Artha L. Chamberlain … Margaret Ann Harsacky … Martin Donald Ignazito … Plessa Edward Mast … Frederick A. Rodgers … Joseph T. Verdeyen; and Memorial service for Frances Jo Freeman Crawford.

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Lois B. Guiher

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Thomas B. “Tom” Berns ... Richard “Dick” Blaney ... Karen M. Dudas

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Paul A. Boatman ... Marcel Franciscono

  • Deaths

    Frederic Kris Lehman

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Frances “Francie” Bridges ... Richard Charles Meyer ... John Thomas Pfeffer ... John Thompson

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Paul D. Bermingham ... William “Bill” G. Dean ... Arthur J. Harper ... Lois Ann Allhands Harpst

     

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Tom Percival ... Penny A. Watkins-Zdrojewski ... Robert J. Cheek

  • Deaths

    William Leno Anderson ... Gaylord Frederick ... Zoltan Ujhelyi

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Larry Dornhoff ... Willie T. Summerville

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Dick J. Albers ... Martha Baxter North

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Etha Jereen Broom ... Constance “Connie” Ellen Brown ... Carole Couch ... Sue Jones ... Maurice “Doc” Mecum ... Emily Ann Stipes Watts 

     

     

  • The sun sets behind miscanthus at a farm on campus.

    Deaths

    Vivian Gladis Reid ... Thomas Dale “Tim” Roberts ... Russell E. Winterbottom

  • Deaths

    Frederic Magill Jenkins … Reiner "Tom" Zuidema
    Memorial Services: Bonnie B. Armbruster … Thomas S. Elliott … Frances M. Johnson.

  • Sun sets behind tall grass.

    Deaths

    Allan G. Mueller ... Stephen Steele Slivon

  • Sun sets behind tall grass

    Deaths

    Joanne Daugherty Hayes ... Mildred Alene Maddock Landreth ... Vivian Phyllis Larson ... Michele Henriette Miller ... Rosemary Rutledge ... Nancy Jean Stark 

  • Deaths

    Hillel V. Gauchman … John R. Shumard … Andrew “Tippy” Young Jr. III