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In Memoriam - Paul Obler

Oct. 7, 2013

Paul C. Obler, professor emeritus of English, died Aug. 17 following a brief illness. He was 89 years old. The educator joined the campus community in 1962, was awarded emeritus status in 1983, and continued teaching until he was 79.

During his tenure, Obler established the University's Interdisciplinary Center and chaired the Division of Interdisciplinary and Special Studies. In addition, he developed a federally funded institute for advanced study in arts and humanities for high school English and humanities teachers.

Olber was co-editor of "The New Scientist: Essays on the Methods and Values of Modern Science," as well as author of "Mirrors of Man: An Introduction to the Liberal Arts in the Modern World."

In retirement, Obler moved to a small organic farm on Whidbey Island in Washington. He is survived by Anita, his wife and three grown children: Gale Gouker, Linda Jenkins and Stephen Obler.

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