Among her admirers, Brothers was remembered as a television personality who broke the silence in the mainstream media on issues ranging from turmoil in marriages to suicide.
“He didn’t focus on illness, and instead devoted his energies to his desire to live, teach, advise, research [and] write,” his wife said.
Former Cornell vice president Steven Muller Ph.D. ’58, who was instrumental in ending the Willard Straight Hall Takeover in 1969, passed away Saturday due to respiratory failure. He was 85 years old.
“Nothing, it seems, can really ever prepare one when a vital, young flame like Alan’s is suddenly snuffed out,” one Cornell professor said.
Hailed by his peers as a scientific pioneer, Prof. Emeritus Robert Kaul Finn ’41, chemical and biomolecular engineering, died on Nov. 3 at the age of 92.
Prof. Emeritus Ruth Schwartz, nutritional sciences, was remembered as a woman of courage and intellect at her funeral Monday.
Prof. Emeritus Robert A. Beck ’42, who served as dean the School of Hotel Administration from 1961 to 1981 and pioneered a school-wide emphasis on international research, died on July 31 in Redding, Conn. Beck was 91.
Prof. William Paul Thurston, mathematics, a scholar who revolutionized the study of three-dimensional spaces, died at the age of 65 on Aug. 21.
Karen Wojciechowski, a Cornell lab technician who died on May 26 after a nine-month battle with a rare form of cancer, brightened the lives of those around her, her friends recalled. She was 49.
Julia Moser '15 remembers the late filmmaker Nora Ephron as a storyteller, romantic and bon vivant.