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In Memoriam: Jodi Patterson

Eastern is saddened to report the loss of faculty member Jodi Patterson, who passed away on Dec. 15.  Patterson, a professor in the Department of Art, started teaching at EWU in the fall of 2013.  She is survived by her spouse, Joseph Curcio.  Services will be held in Michigan.

In Memoriam: Dixie Crabb

Eastern is saddened to report that Dixie Crabb, retired EWU staff, passed away on Nov. 16.  Crabb began working at EWU in January 1987 in Dining Services, working for 9 years until retiring on April 1, 1996. Click here to view her obituary.

In Memoriam: William (Bill) Clark

Eastern Washington University is saddened to report that William (Bill) Clark, PhD, passed away on Nov. 27.  Clark began teaching at Eastern Washington University in September 1987 in the Computer Science Department. He taught at EWU for 28 years before retiring on Jan. 1, 2015.

In Memoriam: Elroy C. McDermott

We are saddened to report that Elroy C. McDermott, longtime professor and administrator at EWU, passed away on Nov. 14. McDermott worked at Eastern for more than 30 years, serving as Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration and other leadership roles. He received the Trustee’s Medal in … Read more

In Memoriam: John Berdis

EWU is sad to report the loss of John Berdis, a longtime EWU staff member who passed away on Nov. 20, 2021. Berdis worked at EWU as the Parking and Transportation Services supervisor from 1998 until when he passed away, at age 63.  His obituary can be viewed here. 

In Memoriam: Jerry Uppinghouse

Eastern Washington University is sad to report on the death of retiree Jerry Uppinghouse, who served in the Advancement office for nearly 15 years starting in 1999. He also was active with the EWU Retirees Association. Online obituary.

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