History Professor Ferenc Szasz Dies

Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico Regents’ Pro­fes­sor of His­tory Fer­enc “Frank” Szasz died Sun­day, June 20, at the age of 70. A small ser­vice for fam­ily and uni­ver­sity friends is set for Wednes­day, June 30 at 1 p.m. at First Con­gre­ga­tional United Church of Christ, 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE (cor­ner of Lomas and Girard).

A cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will take place at the Alumni Memo­r­ial Chapel on Fri­day, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.

Szasz joined the UNM Depart­ment of His­tory in 1968 and earned a Ph.D. in his­tory from the Uni­ver­sity of Rochester the fol­low­ing year.

Char­lie Steen, chair of the his­tory depart­ment, said, “Frank’s death leaves a vac­uum that won’t be filled. He was both a point of ref­er­ence and a soul of kindness.”...

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