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2013: Stanford remembers

Members of the Stanford community remember those who have passed away in 2013.


Sidney Raffel, former chair of Stanford’s Department of Medical Microbiology – now the Department of Microbiology and Immunology – died Dec. 27 in Stanford.

Leland Smith, a professor emeritus of music who led music publishing into the digital age, died Dec. 17 in Palo Alto.

Frank Lobdell, a renowned abstract expressionist artist and former Stanford art professor, died Dec. 14 in Palo Alto.

John J. “Jack” Miller III, who was a professor emeritus of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, an immunologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and a noted leader in the study and treatment of childhood arthritis, died Dec. 11 in Palo Alto.


Elizabeth “Jing” Lyman, the widow of the late Stanford President Richard W. Lyman, and a key player in the creation of the university’s institute for gender research, died Nov. 21 in Palo Alto.

Deborah J. Canino, a campus planner in the University Architect/Campus Planning and Design Department, died Nov. 17 in Gilroy, Calif.

Ronald A. Rebholz, a professor emeritus of English whose passion was literary greats of the Renaissance, died Nov. 8 in Palo Alto.

Clifford I. Nass, a professor of communication who was an expert on human/computer interactions, died Nov. 2 near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.


Nalini Ambady, a professor of psychology known for her work in nonverbal behavior, died Oct. 28 in Boston.

Leonard Herzenberg, a professor emeritus of genetics who developed a key cell-sorting technology, died Oct. 27 in Stanford.

Daniel Garza, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and of emergency medicine and a Bay Area sports medicine physician, died Oct. 15 in Redwood City, Calif.


Karen Ann Robinette, a teacher at the Bing Nursery School at Stanford, died Sept. 21 in Menlo Park, Calif.

Ivan Sag, a professor of linguistics and symbolic systems who was a leading ambassador for the study of linguistics, died Sept. 10 in Menlo Park, Calif.


Susan Cashion, who was part of the dance program for more than 40 years, died Aug. 29 in Palo Alto.

William Creger, a professor emeritus of medicine who was a blood expert, died Aug. 9 in Stanford.


Daniel DeYoung, who held several posts during his 17-year career at Stanford including executive assistant to the vice president for business and finance, died July 15 in Stanford.

Doug Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse and other elements of interactive computing as an engineer at the Stanford Research Institute, died July 2 in Atherton, Calif.


Matt Kahn, a professor emeritus in art and art history who was a pioneer in design coursework, died June 24 in Stanford.


Rosemary McAndrews, a long-time former staff member whose jobs included director of Stanford Shopping Center, and who was a past president of the Stanford Historical Society, died May 17 in Mountain View.


George Bunn, an advocate for a world without nuclear weapons and a consulting professor at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation for two decades, died April 21 in Palo Alto.

Laudan Nabizadeh Fariborz, an alumna who was director of real estate investments at Stanford Management Company, died April 17 in New York City.


Cecilia Burciaga, a former administrator who held several posts during her 20-year career at Stanford, including associate dean and development officer for student resources, died March 25 in Stanford.

Jon C. Sandelin, a former senior licensing associate at the Office of Technology Licensing, died March 18 in Los Altos.

Elizabeth Gao, an undergraduate student, died March 6 in Palo Alto.


Cristanne Wijman, an associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences at the School of Medicine and an expert in neurocritical care, died Feb. 28 in Stanford.

Lester Roberts, an R&D engineer at the Stanford Genome Technology Center, died Feb. 28 in Palo Alto.

Joseph Frank, a professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures and an acclaimed biographer of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, died Feb. 27 in Palo Alto.

Edward W. “Ned” Spofford, professor (teaching) of classics, died Feb. 17 in Stanford.

J. Martin Evans, an English professor at Stanford for nearly 50 years and a leading Milton scholar, died Feb. 11 in Stanford.

Harry Press, a former managing director of Stanford’s Professional Journalism Fellowships Program and the Knight Fellowships Program and the founding editor of the alumni newspaper, The Stanford Observer, died Feb. 6 in Palo Alto.


Karl Blume, an emeritus professor of medicine who founded Stanford’s blood and marrow transplantation program, died Jan. 9 in Palo Alto.

Tucker Chan, a graduate student in the Physics Department, died Jan. 5 in Menlo Park, Calif.

Robert Bayard Textor, a professor emeritus of anthropology, died Jan. 3 in Portland, Ore. The Robert Bayard Textor Award for Outstanding Creativity in Cultural and Social Anthropology in endowed in his name.