JEREMIAH D. SULLIVAN (University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), 77, was
the head of the physics department at
Illinois. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon
University and Princeton University,
he also studied at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center. Sullivan served on
a variety of committees, including the
Advisory Committee of the National
Nuclear Security Administration and on
a subcommittee of the NATO Science
Committee. He died July 7, 2016.
PAUL STUART PEERC Y (Berea College),
75, was professor emeritus and former
dean at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a graduate of
Berea College and the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, member of
several professional organizations, and
served on several boards of directors.
He died Oct. 20.
JAMES SHERMAN RUEBEL (Ball State
University), 71, was dean of the honors
college at Ball State University. A
graduate of Yale and the University
of Cincinnati, he previously served as
president of the National Collegiate
Honors Council Board. He died Oct. 9.
RONALD FRANCIS BORNE (The
University of Mississippi), 77, served
The University of Mississippi School
of Pharmacy for thirty-seven years,
eventually becoming vice chancellor
for research. He was a graduate of
Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane
University, and The University of
Kansas. He died Oct. 17.
LOUIS L. GERSON (University of
Connecticut), 94, was a political
science professor and former head of
the political science department at the
University of Connecticut. An Army
veteran and native of Poland, Gerson
was a graduate of the University of
Connecticut and Yale. He was a Ford
Foundation fellow, a Rockefeller
Foundation fellow, and a Guggenheim
fellow. He died Oct. 16.
DANN Y A. BROWN (Western Carolina
University), 70, was associate dean of
student affairs at East Tennessee State
University. He was a graduate of North
Carolina State University, Western
Carolina University, and the University
of Massachusetts. Brown was the author
or co-author of eighteen book chapters.
He died Oct. 4.
RICHARD CREAL (University of
Michigan), 86, was a former president
of Prairie State College and a graduate
of the University of Michigan. He also
served at Lake Michigan College and
the national College and University
Personnel Association. He died Oct. 22.
LES TER ERVIN EHLER (Texas Tech
University), 70, emeritus professor
of entomology at the University of
California-Davis, was the first biological
control specialist on campus when he
was hired in 1973. He was co-editor of
Critical Issues in Biological Control and
served as president of the International
Organization for Biological Control.
Ehler was a graduate of Texas Tech
University and Berkeley. He died Sept. 2.
JOHN LEIGHTON MAKI (University of
Wyoming), 63, was an Army veteran
and graduate of the University of
Wyoming. He worked for the Disabled
American Veterans for 28 years and
also served on the Advisory Committee
on Disability Compensation at the
Department of Veterans Affairs. He
died June 3, 2016.
DICK A. LEABO (University of Michigan),
94, was vice president of The Honor
Society of Phi Kappa Phi from 1977-
1980. A graduate of The University
of Iowa, Leabo was the author of five
textbooks and twenty-five journal
articles. Leabo was also a member of
Gen. Claire Chennault’s Flying Tigers
in China. He won the Distinguished
Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and six
Battle Stars for his service in World War
II. Leabo died Oct. 8.
NANC Y KAISNER BRUCE BALL (Texas
Tech University), 81, was a newspaper
owner, editor, and publisher; library
director; and nurse. She was a graduate
of Odessa College, Texas Tech
University, and Northwest Missouri
State University. Ball died Nov. 22.
PHILIP GEORGE HENDERSON (University
of Wisconsin-Madison), 80, was vice
chairman and CEO of Frank Lynn
& Associates, Chicago. A graduate of
The University of Wisconsin-Madison
and The University of Chicago, he
also served as vice president of A.S.
Hansen’s Midwest Division, was
director of the executive committee,
and was on the board of directors.
Henderson died Nov. 18.
JAVIER G. BUSTAMAN TE (Coe
College), 75, was a retired Social
Security Administration executive
who pioneered the agency’s Spanish
documents. A native of Seville, Spain,
he was a graduate of Coe College
and a veteran of the Spanish military.
Bustamante also founded Coloquio, a
bilingual magazine, and served on the
Baltimore Planning Commission and
Trials Courts Judicial Nominations
Commission. He died Nov. 4.
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