Robert H. Buenting, 82, died March 14 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Buenting was a carpenter for 26 years in the Division of Operation and Maintenance (now Facilities and Services). Memorials: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 108 E. Church St., Gifford, IL 61847, or the Gifford Community Center.
Charles A. Carrington, 91, died March 3 at Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton. Carrington was a photographer for UI Photography Services for 41 years, retiring in 1988.
Bei-Tse Chao, 92, died March 2 at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. Chao was a professor emeritus of mechanical science and engineering. He was a faculty member at the UI for 40 years, serving as head of the department from 1975 until his retirement in 1987.
Dorothy Chilton, 78, died Feb. 28. She worked at the UI for 28 years as an extra help data entry operator. Memorials: Ogden Christian Church, 105 W. Main St., Ogden, IL 61859; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Hope United Church of Christ, 23334 Illinois 49, Armstrong, IL 61812.
Eva Wirth Gray, 81, died Mach 5. Gray was a professor emeritus of mathematics. She retired in 1995 after 37 years at the university.
Carolyn Ann Kunde, 73, died March 11 at her home in Mahomet. Kunde retired from the Office of the Chancellor in 1998 as a typing clerk III. She worked at the UI for 12 years. Memorials: Carle Hospice, 206A W. Anthony Drive, Champaign, IL 61822; and the American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.
Ray G. Langebartel, 89, died Feb. 25 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics, retiring in 1991 after 40 years at the UI. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631; American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.
Jing Liao, 56, died Feb. 28 in Urbana. She had been at the UI since 2001. She was a professor and librarian at the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art. Memorials: the Jing Liao Fund to be established for the Chinese-American Librarians Association.
Ruby B. Waldron, 92, died March 6. She was a food production manager at the UI from 1959 to 1989 for Housing.