In Memoriam, 2006

        This course web site is dedicated to three people who died this semester while we were "underway."  Their loss taught us much, but their lives taught us more.  My students never knew Kathy nor my father, but both of them informed my teaching and my personality.  The students were touched by them in countless ways they could not see.  We all knew Jamie, and were stunned, first by her (to us) sudden death, and again by the revelation that she signed up for our class and wanted to study with us despite knowing she might never complete the course.

Kathy Henneberger, Professor Emerita of Economics, Goucher College, wife of George Delahunty, Professor of Biology, Goucher College, died between 3:00 and 4:00 AM, September 15, 2006, at age 63, of complications related to metastatic lung cancer.  Kathy was a dear friend to my wife, Laura, and to me.  She loved sailing, and would have been delighted to join us on this intellectual voyage.

Jamie Deutsch, Class of 2010, Goucher College, and a member of Frontiers 100, Section 001, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deutsch, died of complications related to Ewing's sarcoma on October 13, 2006, at age 18.  Jamie was a voyager even before she was diagnosed, years before deciding to come to Goucher, and afterward, she just opened up the throttle.  I am honored that she chose my course as one of four she took while she could.  For some tiny sense of her creative aesthetic, see the home page of her course web site, the only portion she was able to complete.

Arnold Allen Sanders, Sr., husband of Helga Wulf Sanders, former Director of Personnel for several DuPont Corporation facilities, and former crew member of the Herbert C. Jones, DE 137, died from complications arising from a fever of unknown origin, at 4:58 PM, October 29, 2006, at age 80.  Like Ophelia, Dad probably had "had enough of water" by the time he completed his wartime service on the Jones, but he was ceaselessly curious about the habits of both people and plants, so you could say he voyaged with us in our inquiry, but on land.