Category Archives: Obituaries

Stephen Marsh Straight, One of the Society’s Earliest Members, Passes Away

The Society’s oldest living member, Stephen Marsh Straight, passed away on January 28, 2015, in Deland, Florida. He was 97. Mr. Straight was born in Connecticut, in 1918, the oldest son of Frank B. Straight, a farmer, and Annabelle Marsh Straight … Continue reading

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Longterm Society Member Dr. Hubert G.H. Wilhelm Passes Away

Dr. Hubert G.H. Wilhelm earned his Ph.D., which focused on German settlement in Texas Hill Country, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, under renowned cultural geographer, Dr. Fred B. Kniffen. Dr. Wilhelm joined the Department of Geography at Ohio … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, Chris Mayda. You accomplished so much in your time with us.

Dr. Chris Mayda, Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, passed away in March 2016 after a long battle with cancer. The Society was fortunate to have had Chris as a member, a … Continue reading

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PAS: APAL member Dr. John B. Rehder has passed away

The Society is very sorry to inform you that a long time PAS: APAL member, Dr. John B. Rehder, a cultural geographer at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville,  passed away last night, Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  He was reportedly in … Continue reading

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