Schachter, Paul Morris
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May 22, 1929 - November 26, 2012
Born in Brooklyn NY to Etta and Harry Schachter, Paul Morris Schachter passed away quietly in his sleep in Westwood, California at the age of 83. A graduate of Columbia University, Paul went on to receive his Ph.d. from UCLA in linguistics in which department he taught for thirty years. Professor Schachter also served as chair of the department in the mid 1980's, and he was a recipient of The Distinguished Teaching Award in 1975. He was revered by his many colleagues and students for his intellectual rigor, keen wit, and generosity. In addition to his teaching, Professor Schachter was a celebrated scholar whose contributions to the field of linguistics were many and justly acclaimed. Paul will be deeply missed by his extended family including his beloved sister-in-law, Justine, his niece, Linda, his nephews, Peter and David and their families, as well as his stepdaughter, Leslie DeMeire, her children and his many colleagues and friends. He joins his brother Scott, his niece Barbara and his stepdaughter Jana in our thoughts and prayers.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 9, 2012