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In Memoriam

All of us, in every role, belong to the Yale community.

This site is a way we can come together to honor those who have died since March 2020 of coronavirus disease 2019 or other causes, especially members of the Yale community. Through resources on this site, you can pause for a moment of reflection, learn about and grieve those who have died – whether affiliated with Yale or not – and offer your own thoughts and remembrances. Names and photographs of Yale staff, faculty, students, and retirees will be added to the In Memoriam section as they are known, and with the permission of their families. To submit information about a death to be acknowledged, please write to

An on-campus memorial service will be planned when circumstances allow. Though currently distant, we can support one another by reaching out to anyone who is struggling, and by simply pausing here to remember those listed.

In Memoriam


meredith fahey smilingMeredith Fahey
September 25, 2020
Associate Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Staff Development, Human Resources
Years at Yale: 2008-2018

dan wade smilingDan Wade
May 28, 2020
Curator for Foreign and International Law, Lillian Goldman Law Library
Years at Yale: 1987-2020

Rick Sarcia smilingRick Sarcia
May 18, 2020
Manager, Catalog Management Unit, Yale University Library
Years at Yale: 1997-2020

Grandetti smilingAntonio Grandetti
May 11, 2020
Security Officer, Yale Center for British Art
Years at Yale: 2003-2020

Rita Mae Cropley smilingRita Mae Cropley
May 1, 2020
Dietary Aide, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Years at Yale: 28

Charles Krigbaum
April 30, 2020
Professor of Organ and University Organist, School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music
Years at Yale: 1958-1995

Smiling headshot of John VannorsdallJohn Vannorsdall

April 5, 2020
University Chaplain and Pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale
Years at Yale: 1976-1985

Smiling headshot of Larry FirrantelloLarry Firrantello
April 3, 2020
Senior Financial Assistant
Yale Shared Services, Finance
Years at Yale: 1998-2020

Smiling headshot of Stephanie SherryStephanie Sherry
March 24, 2020
Acquisitions Assistant
Preservation & Conservation Services, Yale University Library
Years at Yale: 1979-2020

Ways to Reflect

Weekly Moment of Reflection
Yale community members are invited to participate in a moment of reflection each Thursday at noon local time. You might use this time to grieve and remember particular individuals, think about others in your circles who are suffering during this period, or “check in” on your own well-being in a time of stress and disruption. Music from Harkness Tower is available here.

Grieving Wall
You are invited to view the Grieving Wall, which includes remembrances of those who have died, and to submit your own remembrances. Comments are collected, moderated, and posted by the Chaplain’s Office.