In memory

Janet Hamburg

Janet Hamburg, 59, died Sept. 4. She was a professor of dance at KU since 1979, and was internationally recognized for her research in movement analysis. She developed an acclaimed exercise program for people with Parkinsonís disease, resulting in an exercise DVD/video titled ďMotivating Moves for People with Parkinsonís,Ē originally co-produced and distributed internationally by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation in New York City and recommended by the major national and regional Parkinsonís foundations. She is survived by her partner of 30 years, Lynn Bretz, two aunts and many cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet Hamburg Dance Scholarship in care of KU Endowment.

Dee Ann Chaffin

Dee Ann Chaffin, 53, died Aug. 20. She earned her nursing degree from KU in 1979. She went on to teach nursing at the university and worked in the labor and delivery floor of KU Medical Center. Survivors include two sons, three aunts, an uncle and a sister. The family suggests memorials to St. Andrew Christian Church or Santa Fe Trail School PTA, 7100 Lamar, Overland Park, KS 66204.

Ruth Delilah Arick

Ruth Delilah Arick, 95, died Aug. 21. She worked as a baker for KU residence halls until retirement. Survivors include a daughter, three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlingame Community Library, the Burlingame Federated Church or Peterson Health Care Activity Fund, and sent c/o Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

Albert E. Johnson

Albert E. Johnson, 60, died Aug. 18. He earned a doctorate in education from KU and was an associate dean of the law school for 14 years. Survivors include his mother, Hazel; two brothers; a sister; four nephews; and two nieces. The family suggests donations to the Humane Society, Washington, D.C.; Best Friends, Kanab, Utah; or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, Va.

Robert Sterling

Robert Sterling, 79, died June 29. He joined the School of Business faculty in 1967 and was promoted to professor in 1969. He was named the Arthur Young Distinguished Professor of Accounting the following year. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; a son; a daughter; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held July 2 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston.


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