Hubert B. “Hubie” Collins, 72, died Aug. 18 at his Ogden home. Collins was a UI police officer for three years, resigning in 1967. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation.
Howard S. Ducoff, 89, died Aug. 28 in St. Charles, Ill. Ducoff was a professor of physiology and of biophysics for 35 years retiring in 1992 as professor emeritus. Memorials: UI department of molecular and integrative physiology, Howard S. Ducoff Award for Best Senior Thesis, 524 Burrill Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, MC-114.
Euline Dallas Eilbracht, 89, died Aug. 29 at the Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab Center, Savoy. Eilbracht taught at the UI for 21 years, retiring in 1974 as an assistant professor of metallurgy and mining engineering. Memorials: Provena Covenant Women’s Auxiliary.
Wesley Benjamin Foster, 83, died Aug. 24 at Heritage Health, Gibson City. Foster was a building service worker for Facilities and Services for 15 years, retiring in 1999. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Mary. A. Houk, 88, died Aug. 30 at Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab Center, Savoy. Houk was a payroll supervisor at the UI for 30 years. Memorials: Little Galilee Christian Assembly, c/o First Christian Church of Champaign.
Herbert Knust, 77, died Aug. 22 at the Renewal Therapy Center at Clark-Lindsey Village, Urbana. Knust was a professor of German and of comparative literature for 32 years, retiring in 1997. He also served as the director of the Program in Comparative Literature and the head of the department of Germanic languages and literature. Memorials: Urbana Park District, Ellen Kirsanoff, 303 W. University Ave., Urbana IL 61801.
Richard R. Mowry, 86, died Aug. 20 in Champaign. He was an electrician for Facilities and Services, retiring after 24 years.
Toshiro Nishida, 86, died Aug. 15 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Nishida was a UI professor of food science and human nutrition for more than 40 years, retiring in 1998. Memorials: Toshiro Nishida Graduate Research Award Fund in Food Science and Human Nutrition, c/o UI Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, MC-386.
Howard E. Weaver, 88, died March 15 at Grand Blanc Rehabilitation Center, Grand Blanc, Mich. He was an associate professor from 1954 to 1974 and taught graduate-level courses in outdoor education and park administration.
Thomas “Sonny” Wimmer Jr., 80, died Aug. 16 at the VA Palliative Care Center, Danville. Wimmer retired from the UI.
A musical celebration of the life of Daniel J. Perrino will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Perrino, 91, died Aug. 17 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. Perrino was a UI professor of music for 28 years and also was an associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts from 1976 until he retired in 1988. He was one of the founding members of the Medicare 7, 8 or 9 Jazz Band. Memorials: Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation Daniel Perrino Urbana Bands Education Fund; Dan Perrino Scholarship Fund, School of Music, UI Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, MC-386.