In Memoriam

Professor Emerita, French

January 16, 2021

It is with deep regret that we report the death last night (Jan. 16, 2021) of a Sonoma State icon, YVETTE FALLANDY, Professor Emerita of French. She was 94 years old.

Yvette was among the original cadre of faculty at...

Professor Emeritus, Anthropolgy

January 15, 2021

Albert Lavenson Wahrhaftig, 85, passed away at his home in Sebastopol on Friday, January 15, 2021. He led a long, full life enriched by a fulfilling career, an extended family, travel, music, books, a life-long love of...

Professor Emeritus, Education

It is with regret that we pass along news of the death of Luiza Amodeo, who served Sonoma State as Dean of Education from 1987 to 1992. She was a member of SSU-ERFSA since she left the campus.

Dr Amodeo earned her BS from Sacramento State...

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Spring, 2020

Please see his obituary at

Professor Emeritus, Art History

August 27, 2020

He was born on October 2, 1934, in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of Stratos G. and Elene S. (Saterides). He is survived by his daughter Elene Ashe, son Alex Rodetis, and granddaughter Athena Ashe.

He taught art...

Professor Emeritus, Sociology; previous Dean of Extended Education

June 6, 2020

David died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife Lucia Gattone. David was committed to the causes of human rights and social justice. He authored a book...

Professor Emeritus, Business Administration

March 8, 2020

From Sandra Schickele:

"Judy died last week, on March 8. She had cancer for the second time. She was in the nursing home in Louisville, Kentucky, where her parents died, by her own choice. At least she...

Professor Emeritus, Hutchins

December 15, 2019

You can view his obituary and share memories at .

Professor Emeritus, Philosophy

December 2019

We learned on December 19, 2019, that Phil died at age 95. His widow, Judy Temko, invited ERFSA members to attend the memorial service for Phil at Temple Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, on Sunday, February 2, at 2PM.

Retired Assistant Director, Office of Research & Sponsered Programs

November 13, 2019

You can view her obituary and share memories at...