DR. DONALD THOMAS STUSS September 26, 1941 – September 3, 2019 Don passed away peacefully in his home in Toronto at the age of 77. He was born in Sudbury and grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, the second child (after his sister Sonia) of Ann (nee Maga) and Nicholas Stuss. Don had a remarkable and distinguished scientific career with unconventional beginnings.
Dr. F. Frank LeFever, was born July 7, 1931 in Burwell, Nebraska. An intellectually curious, extremely bright student from the start, Dr. LeFever was recognized early-on for his desire to amass a broad, complex body of knowledge which could be applied to more specific problems. Upon graduation from high school, he was awarded a full scholarship to Kenyon College where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in 1953. Throughout high school and college Dr. LeFever would return to Nebraska each summer to work as a farm laborer planting corn/harvest and as a carpenter’s assistant. He would often delightedly reminisce about those days stating that before becoming neuropsychologist he “worked for a living.”
John E. Auerbach, 97, of Atlanta GA, formerly Homewood IL, died April 18, 2019. Only child of late John A. and Rose (VonHuben) Auerbach of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, he was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Muriel. A retired psychologist, he enjoyed years as researcher in emerging field of neuropsychology (with Dr. Halstead, University of Chicago) and later served south suburban school districts. WWII Army veteran who served in Brazil where he met his wife, he loved his family, his profession, dogs and football. Survivors include his children Edward (Wendy), Vivian (the late David Freides), and Barbara (Anne Borish); grandchildren Edward Jr (Heather Cooper) and Gregory Auerbach, Priscila and Tatiene Freides; great-grandchildren William, Alice and Ingrid Auerbach and Joshua Freides. Interment of ashes July 12, Noon, Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, IL. Donations in his memory to International Neuropsychological Society,www.the-ins.org/donations, will benefit student researchers.
Robert James Ivnik (Bob), age 69, Loveland, CO died peacefully at home on January 20, 2019 with close family present. A Memorial Mass will be held on February 16, 2019, at 12 noon at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL, there will be a luncheon immediately following Mass at the church hall.
Bob was born February 16, 1949 in Joliet, IL to Richard and Lucille Ivnik. He graduated from St. Paul’s grade school and Joliet Catholic High School in Joliet, IL. He then attended Yale University in New Haven, CT, graduating in 1971with a B.A. in Psychology. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1975.
Anne‐Lise Christensen, MA, Psychology, Adjunct Professor Emerita of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, University of Copenhagen, and former director of the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the University of Copenhagen, died February 11, 2018.
Dr. Larry Seidman, an eminent neuropsychologist, died suddenly on September 7, 2017. He was 67. Dr. Seidman was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over 30 years, including positions in the Harvard Department of Psychiatry (Professor, Psychology) and Massachusetts Mental Center Public Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess (Vice Chair, Research).
Renowned neuro- psychologist, Gerald Goldstein, who was known for his substantive research and service contributions to the field of neuropsychology, died Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was 85 years old.
Dr. Goldstein earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Kansas in Clinical Psychology. He was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1962, and had appointments at the Menninger Foundation, the University of Kansas, and the University of Pittsburgh.
He was Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
James C. Reed, Ph.D., 91, of Wayland, died peacefully and comfortably at his home on Sunday, September 25, 2016, after a brief illness, having seemingly been in good health two weeks earlier. He was the devoted husband for 65 years of the late Mary C. Reed, who died on July 19, 2011, and the loving father of Patrick C. Reed of New York City.
James Carey Reed was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 1924, the son of H.B. Reed, a college psychology professor, and Elma Carey Reed. He grew up in Hays, Kansas. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945 in North Africa and Italy. He married Mary in 1945. After completing a bachelor’s degree at Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1947 and a master’s degree at the University of Iowa in 1949, he began a long professional career in psychology.