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Marilyn Gaddis Rose

Marilyn Gaddis Rose Obituary
Rose, Marilyn Gaddis

Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 85, distinguished service professor of comparative literature and co-director of the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP), passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015. She devoted her professional and personal life to helping others and was an active philanthropist. She was born in Fayette, Missouri, April 2, 1930, to Merrill E. and Florence Lyon Gaddis. She received her BA (summa cum laude) from Central Methodist University in 1952, a Fulbright to the Université de Lyon in 1952-53; an MA (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of South Carolina in 1955; and her PhD from the University of Missouri in 1958. In 1984, Central Methodist awarded her a DHumLet. In 1968, she joined Comparative Literature at Binghamton University where she founded the translation program in 1971. The American Translators Association awarded her the Alexander Gode medal in 1988 and later made her an honorary member, as did the Canadian Association of Translators. She is survived by her son, David Gaddis Ross and two granddaughters, Alexis Jihye Ross and Lauren Kahye Ross. At her request, there will be no formal funeral services.


Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2015
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