Aug. 26, 2013

Geneseo says goodbye to emeriti

The college community lost two retired professors over the summer break.

• Professor of History Emeritus William "Bill" Derby, died on July 27, 2013. He served on the Geneseo faculty from 1957 to 1993, including nine years as chair of the history department.

• Professor Emeritus of Economics Gregor Lazarcik, who taught at Geneseo from 1968 to 1985, died on May 13, 2013. A respected economist, he was a resource on Eastern Europe and Russia and testified before a Joint Committee of Congress.