HARLE, Jean Dwyer, born in Oelwein, Iowa on June 25, 1934, passed away on December 22, 2005 after a long struggle with cancer. She graduated from Mount St. Clare Academy of Clinton, Iowa in 1952. She continued her education receiving her Doctorate degree in English Literature from the University of California San Diego in 1972. Jean was a professor at both Rutgers University and the New York Institute of Technology until she retired in 1988. She subsequently moved to Tucson with her architect husband Abbott Harle. She remained active with many groups and continued to teach with the Adult Literacy Volunteers of Tucson. She devoted many hours instructing students from all over the world in the English language. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Bernard B. Dwyer, M.D. and husband, Abbott Harle. She is survived by mother, Mildred Masters Dwyer; sisters, Joanne Dwyer Larsen, Dorothy Dwyer Williams, Kathleen Dwyer Griffin; brothers, Robert Dwyer and Thomas Dwyer; stepdaughters, Shawn Perry-Turner, Deborah Harle Kroschwitz, Rachel Harle Shanley. An informal gathering will be held for family and friends on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the family home from 2:00 p.m. until "the pigs fly". Please call EVERGREEN MORTUARY for details. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Literacy Volunteers of Tucson.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Dec. 31, 2005