Jordan Howard Sobel

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SOBEL, Jordan Howard - Jordan Howard Sobel, beloved husband of the late Willa (nee Freeman) and loving father of the late Grace Ann, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Howard is survived by his dear sister Shirlee Goldman-Herzog; his sister-in-law Georgeanne Freeman; his nieces and their spouses Judy and Donald Martin, Marilyn and Fred Oskin, Barbara Goldman-Wartell and Kevin Wartell and Patti Goldman and Rick Kirst; his great-nieces and nephews Tovah, Aaron, Jodi, Samuel, Mandy, Jeremy, Michael, MiRit, Ari, Martin and Ethan; his great-great-nephew Nathan and his great-great-niece Elizabeth. Howard, son of the late Gertrude (Barmash) and George Sobel, was born on September 22, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago. He proceeded to earn degrees from the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan, as well as an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Uppsala University in Sweden in 2003. At the time of his death, Howard, a highly respected member of his profession and the Author of four important philosophy books, was active as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden. A longtime resident of West Hill, Ontario and a citizen of the United States and Canada, Howard enjoyed his trips with his sister Shirlee and treasured being a part of numerous family celebrations. We will miss him greatly. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ralph Campbell Lounge, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, BV380 in the Bladen Wing, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto.

Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2010