Obituaries

William Wesley Trimpi / Courtesy Helen Pinkerton Trimpi

Wesley Trimpi, professor emeritus of English at Stanford, dead at 85

An expert in English Renaissance lyric poetry and ancient classical literature, Trimpi will be remembered as a scholar, educator and poet who challenged and engaged students and colleagues with his intellectual rigor.


Alejandro Zaffaroni, longtime friend of Stanford, deceased at 91

Alejandro Zaffaroni, an innovator in biotechnology and drug delivery systems, and generous humanitarian with close ties to Stanford, died on March 1 at age 91.


Elliot Eisner / Graduate School of Education

Stanford Professor Elliot Eisner, champion of arts education, dead at 80

Eisner argued that a curriculum that includes music, dance and art is essential in developing critical thinking skills in children.


Leland Smith / Chuck Painter

Stanford Professor Leland Smith, innovative music creator, dies at 88

Leland Smith blended teaching, performing and computer coding during his distinguished Stanford career.


Frank Lobdell / Jose Mercado

Renowned abstract expressionist artist and former Stanford art professor dies at 92

Frank Lobdell is remembered for his commitment to his work.  


Jing Lyman / L.A. Cicero

Jing Lyman, former 'first lady' of Stanford, dead at 88

As the first lady of Stanford from 1970 to 1980, Lyman was known for her ready smile, quick wit and warmth, and as a skilled and gracious campus hostess. Friends described her as energetic, ebullient, efficient and generous with her time.


Memorial service for Stanford's Ron Rebholz to be held Jan. 31

Rebholz is credited with writing the definitive critical biography of Fulke Greville, the 16th-century English poet. He also wrote two books on Shakespeare and edited The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt.


Cliff Nass portrait/Photo: L.A. Cicero

Professor Clifford I. Nass, expert on human/computer interactions, dead at 55

Nass, a professor of communication whose recent research on multitasking attracted national attention, joined Stanford's faculty in 1986.


Nalini Ambady / Harry Bahlman

Nalini Ambady, Stanford psychology professor, dies at 54

A distinguished social psychologist, Ambady was well known for her research that showed that people can form accurate first impressions about others based only on seconds-long observations of their nonverbal behavior.


Daniel Garza, assistant professor and sports medicine physician, passed away

Daniel Garza, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and of emergency medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, and a Bay Area sports medicine physician, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15 at his home.