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William Emmett Studwell, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University, died on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 18, 1936 in Stamford, CT, he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from the University of Connecticut and a Master's in Library Science from the Catholic University of America. By profession an academic librarian, he was regarded by some as the best library cataloger in the United States. He also was a prolific author, producing about 400 professional articles and dozens of books, best known for his internationally appreciated expertise on Library of Congress subject headings, Christmas Carols, and College Fight Songs. Results of these activities include over 900 media appearances, several honors, countless records on Google, and over 100 inclusions in biographical sources, of which multiple profiles in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the world are perhaps most notable. He was preceded by his wife of 38 years, Ann Marie Stroia Studwell, and is succeeded by his daughter, Laura Ann Studwell and friend Mark Bertalmio both of Aurora, IL and several Bloomington friends, especially Mary Eloise Vandeventer and Jennifer Vandeventer. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington with Rev. John Vanderzee officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 5, 2010
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