Necrology

In Memoriam: Shiloh Sundstrom

Shiloh Sundstrom Shiloh Sundstrom, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geography at Oregon State University, and a keen rancher, forester and conservationist, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident near Corvallis on November 22, 2015. He was 34. Shiloh Forest Sundstrom was born in 1981 on Rock Creek Ranch in Deadwood,…
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In Memoriam: Susan R. Brooker-Gross

Susan R. Brooker-Gross Susan Brooker-Gross, who spent almost 40 years at Virginia Tech, first in the geography department then in university administration, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2016, at the age of 65, due to complications after surgery. Susan Ruth Gross was born in 1950 in Ohio. She was intellectually precocious and, after excelling…
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In Memoriam: Edward W. Soja

Ed Soja, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at UCLA, who made considerable contributions to postmodern political geography and urban theory, passed away on November 2, 2015, at the age of 75, after a long battle with illness. Edward William Soja was born on May 4, 1940, to a family of Polish immigrants and grew up…
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In Memoriam: Michael Harrison

Mike Harrison, a geographer with broad interests across physical geography and environmental studies, passed away on November 21, 2015, aged 55. John Michael Harrison completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute followed by a master’s degree at the University of Georgia. He then moved to the University of Florida for doctoral studies, funded by the…
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In Memoriam: Victor Winston

Victor Winston, founder of Bellwether Publishing, which published leading geography journals for over 50 years, passed away on November 23, 2015, aged 90. Victor Henry Winston was born in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) on February 22, 1925. He belonged to a vibrant Jewish community which was subsequently destroyed in the Holocaust. A week before the…
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In Memoriam: Campbell W. Pennington

Campbell Pennington, a distinguished geographer who spent his career studying the material cultures and languages of indigenous peoples of northern Mexico, passed away on June 13, 2015, aged 97. Campbell White Pennington was born on February 2, 1918 in Campbell's Corner (now Farragut), Tennessee, moving to Austin, Texas, in the early 1920s with his parents,…
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In Memoriam: Tony Hambly

Tony Hambly, an eccentric and well-loved teacher, who taught geography at schools in Zimbabwe and South Africa for 46 years, passed away on October 30, 2015, aged 73. Anthony Hambly was born in October 1942 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated nearby at Falcon College. His father was a Latin teacher. While Tony…
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In Memoriam: Matthieu Giroud

The AAG is sad to announce that a promising young French geographer was among the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Matthieu Giroud was Associate Professor at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and a noted critical geographer specializing in urban social change. Matthieu Giroud was born on September 24, 1977. He was from the…
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In Memoriam: Gary S. Dunbar

Gary Dunbar, Professor Emeritus of the University of California at Los Angeles, who made notable contributions in the history of geography, passed away on August 16, 2015, at the age of 84. Gary Seamans Dunbar was born on June 8, 1931 in Clifton Springs, New York. By 1948 he was valedictorian of Avon Central School…
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In Memoriam: Elizabeth Leppman

Elizabeth Leppman, a respected geographer with broad interests across cultural and historical geography, latterly teaching at Walden University, passed away on September 21, 2015, at the age of 71, after a struggle with cancer. Elizabeth Jane Leppman was born on December 6, 1943, in Chicago, although she lived in Moorestown, NJ, during most of her…
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