Obituaries archive

Patricia Buffler, renowned childhood cancer researcher, dies at 75

September 30, 2013:

Patricia Buffler, an internationally esteemed researcher known for her work on some of the world’s largest studies in childhood leukemia and environmental health, and a former dean at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, died of a stroke Thursday evening, Sept. 26. She was 75.

May 31 memorial for late mathematician Robert Coleman

May 31 memorial for late mathematician Robert Coleman May 27, 2014:

The mathematics department has organized a May 31 celebration of the life and work of Robert Coleman, a mathematician who died March 24 at 59. The event will take place at the Bancroft Hotel, 2-4 p.m. Coleman fought multiple sclerosis with great bravery for 29 years.

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72 May 13, 2014:

The late Steven Goldman’s work spanned research on monetary theory, industrial organization, welfare economics, exhaustible resources and econometrics.

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81

Gareth Thomas, electron microscopy expert and materials scientist, dies at 81 February 19, 2014:

Gareth Thomas, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of materials science and engineering and founder of Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy, died Friday, Feb. 7, at the age of 81. Thomas was a leader in the application of atomic resolution to the field of materials science. He applied this to his pioneering work developing dual-phase, corrosion-resistant steel.

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86

William Jolly, inorganic and photographic chemist, dies at 86 February 11, 2014:

William Jolly, emeritus professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century, died of heart failure on Jan. 10, 2014, at Kaiser Medical Center in Richmond. He was 86.

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83

Anthropologist Gerald D. Berreman, expert on inequality in India and leader on ethical standards, dies at 83 January 7, 2014:

From studying inequality in India and debunking a hoax about indigenous people to calling for “human interest anthropology,” Gerald Berreman left his mark. He died in December at the age of 83.