Obituaries

Obituaries

Summer 2018
Jane Smisor Bastien died at age eighty-two on March 27. She “revolutionized the way piano playing for beginners is taught,” says Teachers College Associate Professor of Music...
Spring 2018
Eileen O’Neill may prove to be the most significant historian of early modern philosophy of her generation. Although her untimely death on December 1, 2017, put an...
Winter 2018
Nancy Hatch Dupree, BC ’49, had two great loves. One was her husband, Louis Dupree. The other, Afghanistan. Combined, they formed the foundation of her life’s work...
Fall 2017
Elicia Brown (Pomeroy) ’90, journalist and essayist, died in August, at the age of 48, of ovarian cancer.
 Elicia was many things—a parent of two children, a...
Spring 2017
Sheila Abdus-Salaam ’74, the first African American woman to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, died in April. Abdus-Salaam, who...
Winter 2017
Constance Alexander Krueger ’53, a trustee emerita who served the College with passion and wisdom for many years, died in November. When Krueger arrived at Barnard, the...
Winter 2017
R. Christine Royer, a beloved member of the Barnard community for several decades, died in November at the age of 89. Royer joined the Barnard faculty in...
Fall 2016
Photograph by Brandon Schulman
Susan Baer ’72, a pioneer in the fields of transportation and aviation, died in August at her home in Upper Montclair, N.J.,...
Spring 2016
Judith Kaye, the first woman appointed to the Court of Appeals of the State of New York and the first woman to serve as chief judge of...
Spring 2016
Miriam Cedarbaum, a senior judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, passed away in February at the age of 86. She...