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  • Darwin E. Peek

    August 16, 2017

    Darwin E. Peek, former professor of mathematics, died Aug. 11, 2017 in McKinney, Texas. He was 76.

    Peek served on the Trinity faculty for 36 years, teaching arithmetic and mathematics from 1966 until his retirement in 1999. He also taught...Read more

  • J. Richard Jones

    July 20, 2017

    J. Richard Jones, professor emeritus and the former George R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, died May 17 in San Antonio. He was 76 years old.

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  • Harold D. Murray

    June 27, 2017

    Harold D. Murray, professor emeritus of biology, died Thursday, June 22. He was 86.

    During his years at Trinity, he was a popular teacher, respected administrator, and productive scholar.

    A small-town Kansas native, Murray received...Read more

  • James D. Caldwell

    May 02, 2017

    The Rev. Dr. James D. Caldwell, former director of Planned Giving, died April 26, 2017.

    Caldwell served as Trinity's first full-time director to develop support for the University primarily through estate and planned gifts. He served in...Read more

  • Gerald N. Pitts

    January 05, 2017

    Gerald N. Pitts, professor emeritus of Computer Science, died on Dec. 23, 2016 following a courageous battle with leukemia.

    Pitts joined the Trinity faculty in 1981 and served for many years as the chair of the computer science department...Read more

  • Robert "Bob" Tiemann

    January 05, 2017

    Robert "Bob" Tiemann, professor emeritus of Art, died Dec. 29, 2016, in Odessa, Texas. He was 81.

    Tiemann joined the Trinity faculty in 1965, teaching studio art and art history. He was appointed chair of the art department in 1982, and...Read more

  • William F. Trench

    December 12, 2016

    William (Bill) Trench, faculty emeritus and the former Cowles Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, died Dec. 4 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He was 85 years old.

    Trench joined the Trinity faculty as the Cowles Distinguished Professor in...Read more

  • Richard "Dick" Gentry

    November 09, 2016

    Richard "Dick" Gentry, professor emeritus of communication, died Nov. 3, 2016, at his Burnsville, N.C., home. He was 87.

    A long-time professor of journalism and communication, he began teaching at Trinity in 1968. He was the Lozano...Read more

  • Norman Sherry

    October 24, 2016

    Norman Sherry, the former O. R. and Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature and Professor Emeritus of English, died on Oct. 19, 2016. He was 91 years old.

    Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Sherry was a professor of English...Read more

  • Fredrick John Bremner

    August 10, 2016

    Fred Bremner, professor emeritus of psychology, died June 30, 2016. He was 80.

    A specialist in the relationship between the brain and behavior, Bremner joined the Trinity faculty in 1965 as an associate professor. Promoted to full...Read more