Together with his wife Joan, Homer was a dedicated and generous supporter of the Oriental Institute. A member of the Visiting Committee this past year and over many, many years an ever-witty and welcome presence at Institute events, Homer gave true value and resonant meaning to the word "patron." We shall miss him.
Rod, Curator Emeritus of the Adler Planetarium, served with his wife Marjorie on the Oriental Institute Visiting Committee continuously from 1958. So much a part of our history, Rod leaves a legacy of service and support that will carry the Institute forward and continue to shape our programs for decades to come. We mourn his passing. As we mark with sorrow these deaths, we carry forward with respect and admiration our memories of Homer and Rod - and their examples of dedication, labors of love, and passionate interest, that forever enriched the Institute history and legacy.
Revised: February 7, 2007