In memory

Col. Jack C. Gentry

Col. Jack G. Gentry, 79, died Feb. 7. He was a professor of aerospace science from 1979 to 1982. Survivors include his wife, Miriam; two daughters; a son; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279, or to the Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047.

Howard John Baumgartel Jr.

Howard John Baumgartel Jr. died Feb. 12. Baumgartel taught in the psychology department and School of Business after earning a doctorate at Harvard University in 1955 until his retirement in 1988. While at KU, he started the human relations program, based on the human potential movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. He is survived by six children, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the peace and justice scholarship, in care of KU Endowment, PO Box 928 Lawrence, KS 66044-0928, Name of Fund - Howard J Baumgartel "Peace and Justice" Fund, Fund Account Number – 36630.

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