Memorial Service: Lee Benson
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 1 to honor Dr. Lee Benson, who passed away on February 10 at age 90 (Almanac February 21, 2012). In addition to being a professor of history at the University, Dr. Benson co-founded what is now the Netter Center, which for decades has helped engage students in service to the West Philadelphia community. His memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at Houston Hall.
Memorial Service: Tere Pica
On Thursday, April 19, Penn GSE will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life and scholarship of Dr. Tere Pica who passed away November 14, 2011 at the age of 66 (Almanac December 6, 2011). Dr. Pica came to GSE in 1979. She was a respected and deeply cherished member of the GSE community.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at Houston Hall. A light reception will follow. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP by April 12, 2012 to Melissa Kapadia-Bodi, email@example.com
Memorial: Anne Tyng
A memorial service will be held for Anne Tyng on May 5, at 2 p.m. at Saint Peter's Church
313 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Dr. Tyng was a lecturer in GSFA, now known as the School of Design, from 1969 to 1998. She passed away December 27 at age 91 (Almanac January 17, 2012).
Memorial: Walter Wales
The memorial for Dr. Walter Wales is scheduled for Friday, April 20, in DRL (David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 209 South 33rd Street) Room A1 at 3 p.m. Dr. Wales died December 28 at the age of 78 (Almanac January 10, 2012).
Anyone wishing to share a remembrance, but unable to attend the memorial, should contact either Millicent Minnick, firstname.lastname@example.org (215) 898-3125, or Larry Gladney, email@example.com (215) 898-8152. For those who will attend, and wish to say a few words, please let either of them know as well, so that you may be called upon at the appropriate time.
A reception will follow after the memorial in the Faculty Lounge, 2E17, DRL.
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