Obituaries

Remembering William Yabroff and Victor Novak.

William Yabroff, who co-founded the graduate counseling psychology department at SCU, died on Oct. 6, 2011. He was a beloved professor for more than 25 years, teaching numerous courses and specializing in the therapeutic use of imagery and symbol. He is survived by his daughter, Clare “Wendy” Yabroff ’85.

 

 

Victor Novak, former director of SCU libraries, passed quietly in his sleep Dec. 9, 2011. Born in Slovenia in 1923, he was educated in Ljubljana and was awarded a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Graz, Austria, in 1949. He came to the United States that same year and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. After earning a master’s of library science degree from Case Western Reserve University, he joined the SCU staff in 1957. He became director of libraries in 1969, retiring from that post in 1985. He enjoyed hiking and traveling back to his native land, among other places.

 

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