California State University, Long Beach
Print this pageAdd this page to your favoritesSelect a font sizeSelect a small fontSelect a medium fontSelect a large font

In Memoriam

Charles Roberts, Professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, passed away Dec. 6. Roberts came to the campus in the late 1950s and served as the department chair from 1960-69. He was a very loyal and dedicated member of the department, continuing to come to many CSULB commencement ceremonies after his retirement.

Robert E. Strain, a professor emeritus of Economics, passed away on December 14 at the age of 92. He is survived by Virginia, his wife of 70 years; daughters, Karyl Owen and Karen Bauer; sons, Robert and John: and 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Strain was the third faculty member appointed to the economics department and joined the faculty in 1956. He retired in 1978 as a FERP member and continued to teach until 1983. Professor Strain was instrumental in creating the Fundamentals of Economics course (ECON 300), which continues to be a popular course among students.