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In Memory of Professor Emeritus Kingsbury Marzolf

Sunday, January 8, 2017

In Memory of Professor Emeritus Kingsbury Marzolf

We are sad to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Kingsbury Marzolf, who taught at the College from 1963 to 2000.

Dean Robert Fishman has shared these words in memory of Professor Marzolf:
King, as he was known, retired just before I came, but I got to know him by carrying on the “History of Urban Form” class he had so capably taught.  In one sense he was “pure Michigan,” having received his B.A. and M.Arch. degrees here and then devoting his entire teaching career to the College.

But he was also an inspiring internationalist, at home in all the great cities of Europe with an intimate knowledge of their great buildings and streetscapes recorded in his unparalleled photography. His was also a strong supporter of our International Study Program in Florence. So he brought a welcome cosmopolitanism to a College in transition from a Midwestern institution to our present global orientation.

His funeral service will be held, Monday January 9 at 1:00 PM at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S. Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. The service will be preceded by a visitation beginning at 11:00 AM.

His obituary can be found here

His service to the College and the profession is recorded here

His outstanding teaching and service for the College will not be forgotten. Gifts in memory of Kingsbury Marzolf for the purchase of architectural books may be made payable to the University of Michigan, AAER College of Art and Architecture and Engineering Library, 4172 Shapiro Library, 919 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185.