Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, the colorful and popular football star and former Wisconsin athletics director died from natural causes Jan. 28. The 80-year-old Hirsch, a native of Wausau, was a state athletic icon.
Valencia Prock, dean of the School of Nursing from 1970 until 1984, died Dec. 18, in Madison.
Longtime UW–Madison employee Mary Jane Krider-Weinstein, 87, died Jan. 9 in Rhode Island, where she had been living for several years. She retired in 1983 as secretary for the School of Engineering.
Human rights champion, master teacher and former executive director of Hillel, Irving Saposnik, died Nov. 20 of a particularly aggressive brain tumor. He was 67.
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Mabel R. Hokin died Aug. 17. An internationally recognized biochemist, Hokin was most well-known for her discovery, along with Lowell Hokin, of receptor-stimulated lipid turnover in the 1950s, which led to the understanding of how hormones and neurotransmitters produce cell responses. She was also an early proponent of the biochemical basis of mental illness.
Retired journalism professor Robert Taylor died on Dec. 27, 2002, at the age of 86 of complications from a stroke. A memorial reception will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Remarks and reminiscences will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Robert W. Goy, administrator, educator and pioneering investigator of the origins of sex differences in behavior, died Jan. 14 from cardiovascular and metabolic complications. He would have been 75 on Jan. 25.