Obituaries

Longtime Stanford leader, donor John Freidenrich dies

Freidenrich, a Stanford alumnus and a successful investor, had served as chair of the Board of Trustees and director of Stanford University Hospital during his decades-long involvement with the university.

William F. Miller, former Stanford provost, dies at 91

William Miller was a scholar of Silicon Valley who shared his knowledge of entrepreneurship throughout the world and particularly in Asia. He also was one of the early contributors to the application of computation in math, science and business.

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Stanford legend Bob Murphy passes away at age 86

Bob Murphy, whose voice, spirit and wit defined Stanford athletics for many years, died Tuesday at the age of 86 in Santa Cruz. He had suffered from Alzheimer's.

Ronald Alexander, professor emeritus of communication, dies

Ronald Alexander was best known for his attention to detail and dedication to his students. The professor emeritus of communication had a distinguished career at the National Film Board of Canada before joining the Stanford faculty in 1970.