In Memoriam (2013)

  San Jose State University lost several valued colleagues this year. If you would like to read more, click the link at the end of each blurb.


Sally Veregge

Sally VereggeSJSU lost an outstanding teacher and true believer in mentoring all students, especially young women scientists, when Professor of Biology Sally Ann Veregge lost her battle against cancer Sept. 22. She was 66. [read more]




Howard Turetsky

Howard TuretskyHoward Turetsky, professor of business and accounting, whose struggle with stomach cancer drew an outpouring of support from family and friends on Facebook, died Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. [read more]



Frank Sumares

Frank Sumares

Frank Sumares, pianist, composer, arranger, educator, and longtime SJW family member, passed away on March 28, at the age of 73. To give you a sense of how deeply Frank touched his students, colleagues, and band mates, and how much his influence has impacted their lives, we’d like to offer a selection of anecdotes and memories from SJW students and faculty. [read more]



Paul Brown 

Former Vice Provost Paul Brown, who was known to greet his colleagues with nothing less than a smile, died Monday, July 29, he was 76. Brown loved SJSU, which drove his knowledge for the campus and his commitment to the staff. 


Lila Gonzalez-Garfinkel

Lila Gonzalez-GarfinkelLila Gonzalez-Garfinkel, left us peacefully on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 in Aptos, California. Even at 84 years of age, Lila left us far too soon with many flowers and plants to nurture, grandchildren and great grandchildren to know and hold, a cook book and poetry to be written. [read more]



Winter 2013 Newsletter | What Does Faculty Affairs Do For You? | New Tenure-Track Faculty | Sabbatical Awards (2013 - 2014) | Newly Tenured and Promoted | Newly Emeritus | In Memoriam | Spring Fling