Obituaries

Poetry scholar Michael Predmore dies at 79

Michael P. Predmore, a professor emeritus who taught at Stanford for over 30 years, inspired generations of students. He was known for his analysis of Juan Ramón Jiménez’s poems.

Marvin L. Herrington, Stanford police chief emeritus, dead at 81

Herrington served as head of the Department of Public Safety for 30 years. Stanford awarded him the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Service in 1994, praising “his gentle graciousness, extraordinary sensitivity and deep respect for human rights for all people.”

Ira M. Friedman dead at 69

During his 22-year career at Stanford, Ira M. Friedman was devoted to serving the physical health and mental health care needs of students as director of Vaden Health Center, and its predecessor, Cowell Student Health Center.