August 23, 2010


In memory

R. Edwin Browne

R. Edwin Browne, 92, died May 22. He was public relations director for the university in 1946. He later became a professor of journalism and the university’s first director of radio and television. He was responsible for putting the radio station KANU on the air. Survivors include two sons, two daughters, a sister, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Neighborhood Councils, c/o Rixie Adams, 812 N. Union St., Independence, MO 64050, or Outreach International, P.O. Box 210, Independence, MO 64051-0210.

Philip Frickey

Philip Frickey, 57, died July 11. He taught torts and a constitutional law seminar at the School of Law. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister and nine nieces and nephews. His family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Frickey Student Funds at the University of California-Berkeley.

Beate Mocek

Beate Mocek, 48, died July 14. She worked as a research associate for the geology department. Survivors include her husband, Andreas Möller, her parents and a sister. The family is establishing a memorial scholarship in Germany and donations may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Don Miller

Don Miller, 85, died July 15. He was a professor of surgery at KU Medical Center. He also served as president of the KU Medical Center Alumni Association. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine; two sons; four daughters; and 11 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Trinity Episcopal Church of Lawrence or KU Endowment-KU Medical Center.

Mark Hirschey

Mark Hirschey, 59, died July 18. He had been a faculty member at the School of Business since 1988 and was named the Anderson W. Chandler Professor of Business in 2005. Hirschey authored more than 90 research articles, books and textbooks. Survivors include his wife, Christine; a son and two daughters. To honor his life’s work, the Mark Hirschey Scholarship for students at the School of Business has been established. Donations may be made through KU Endowment’s website.

Marie Cross

Marie Cross, 89, died June 21. She was a professor of nutrition, beginning in 1949. She was honored with the Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award in 1990. Survivors include a son, two daughters and three grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 2304 Highland Dr., Sycamore, IL 60178, 800-728-5483, (ULF.org), or the charity of the donor’s choice.

J. Hammond McNish

J. Hammond McNish, 93, died July 22. He was a faculty member at the School of Business, faculty representative to the Big Eight Athletic Conference and member of the board of the KU Athletic Corp. He was chair of the board for two years. He received the KU HOPE Award in 1980. He also received the Henry A. Bubb Award for distinguished teaching in business. The family suggests memorials to the St. Labre Indian School in Billings, Mont., sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Wanda Pratt

Wanda Pratt, 85, died July 30. She worked at the KU Bookstore for 19 years, retiring in 1983. Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; and 13 nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or the American Heart Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Mary Faulconer

Mary Faulconer, 78, died July 31. She worked for KU as a telephone operator for a number of years. Survivors include two sons, a daughter and 10 grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

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