Obituaries of AOS Members

From the year 2000 on, most recent to oldest:

Michael Bonner (d. May 24, 2019)
Miguel Civil (d. January 13, 2019)
Stanley Insler (d. January 5, 2019) (Secretary-Treasurer, 1976–82; Treasurer, 1982–86; President 1997–98; AOS Medal of Merit Recipient 2017)

Joel Kraemer (d. October 11, 2018)
Ehsan Yarshater (d. September 2, 2018)
Bernard Lewis (d. May 19, 2018), see also Princeton Memorial
Gary Oller (d. April 16, 2018)
Bernard G. Weiss (d. February 8, 2018)

Douglas Frayne (d. December 19, 2017)
Alan D. Corré (d. November 27, 2017)
Rivkah Harris (d. September 2017)
Muhammad Dandamayev (d. August 28, 2017 (Honorary Member)
Hanns-Peter Schmidt (d. July 31, 2017)
Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Ferrara (d. July 21, 2017)
Pierre Cachia (d. April 1, 2017)
William Kelly Simpson (d. March 24, 2017)

Andrew Rippin (d. November 29, 2016)
Irfan Shahîd (d. November 9, 2016)
Ludo Rocher (d. November 2, 2016) (President 1985–86)
George E. Mendenhall (d. August 5, 2016)

James A. Bellamy (d. July 21, 2015)

Richard N. Frye (d. March 27, 2014) (Life Member)
Wolfhart Heinrichs (d. January 23, 2014) (AOS Delegate to the Lidzbarski Prize Committee). See also Abbasid Studies

Chauncey S. Goodrich, Jr. (d. November 14, 2013) (President 1998–99; JAOS Sectional Editor 1968–72; President Western Branch 1971–72; Life Member)

Werner Sundermann (d. October 12, 2012) (Honorary Member)
David B. Weisberg (d. February 23, 2012)
Herbert H. Paper (d. January 23, 2012)
Elling O. Eide (1935–2012) (Life Member)

G. (Wilfred George) Lambert (d. November 9, 2011) (Life Member)
William M. (Ze’ev) Brinner (d. February 3, 2011)
Denis Sinor (d. January 12, 2011) (President 1975–76; AOS Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies, International Congress/Union of Orientalists/International Congress of Asian and North African Studies [ICANAS])
Oleg Grabar (d. January 8, 2011); see also the Institute for Advanced Study
David C. Reisman (d. January 2, 2011)

Gene Smith (d. December 16, 2010)

Raymond Westbrook (d. July 23, 2009)
Richard M. Frank (d. May 5, 2009)

John DeFrancis (d. January 2, 2009)

Isidore Dyen (d. December 14, 2008) (Life Member); see also Language Log

Jean Bottéro (d. December 15, 2007) (Honorary Member)
Carol F. Justus (d. August 1, 2007) (Life Member)
Alan Kaye (d. May 31, 2007)
Colette Caillat (1921–2007) (Honorary Member); see also Brief notice: In memoriam

Wolf Leslau (d. November 18, 2006) (President 1984–85); see also NELC (UCLA); The Linguist (Grover Hudson)

Erica Reiner (1924–2005) (AOS Medal of Merit Recipient 2002; President 1983–84); see also The New York Times (January 21, 2006)
Hayim Tadmor (1923–2005) (Honorary Member)
Seeger A. Bonebakker (d. November 19, 2005)
David Pingree (d. November 11, 2005)
Stanislav Segert (1921–2005)
Ruggero Stefanini (d. May 6, 2005)
Laurence G. Thompson (1920–2005)
Murray Barnson Emeneau (1904–2005) (President 1954–55; JAOS Sectional Editor 1941 [vol. 61.2]–1948 [vol. 68.1]; and JAOS Editor-in-Chief 1948 [vol. 68.2]–1952 [vol. 72.1] )

Henry Hoenigswald (1915–2003)
Franz Rosenthal (d. April 8, 2003)

Ronald Eric Emmerick (d. August 31, 2001)
Cyrus Gordon (d. March 30, 2001)

Mohammad Ali Jazayery (d. November 11, 2000)