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Dr Michael Dietrich

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics from 1992 until 2013.

Mike passed away on Thursday 10 October 2019.

Mike's funeral will take place on Monday 4 November at 11.15am at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffield. The funeral will be followed by a get together of Mike’s family, friends and colleagues at the Cross Scythes (Derbyshire Lane). All welcome.

No flowers at Mike’s request. However, donations can be made to The British Lung Foundation:

Siobhan Kilgarriff (Mike’s wife) would like to thank all those who sent such wonderful messages to Mike before he died. He heard and appreciated them all. Siobhan is also grateful for all the condolences she had received from Mike’s colleagues since he died.

Anthony Sampson

Department of Economics (1966 until 1989).

Anthony passed away aged 77 on Sunday 29 September 2019.

The funeral was held at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Thursday 24 October at 11.15am.

No flowers please. Any donations to Parkinsons UK.

Dr Christine Sprigg

Lecturer in Occupational Psychology. 

A member of staff between 1995-1998 and 2002-2019 at the Institute of Work Psychology, and Sheffield University Management School.

Christine passed away 2 September 2019.

Her funeral was held at St Luke’s Church, Blackbrook Road, Lodgemoor at 10am on Saturday 21 September 2019.

A tribute to Christine can be read via this link:

Emeritus Professor Bill Anderson

Professor Anderson joined the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering in the early 70s and retired to Cornwall in 2005. He was Head of Department from 1996 to 2001.

Professor John Page

Professor of Building Science from 1960 to 1984.

John passed away aged 94 on Saturday 3 August 2019.

The funeral was held on Thursday 15 August 2019 at 10.15am at Hampden Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham, HP7 0ND.

Sandra Harding

Secretary/PA in the Department of Biomedical Science from 1997 until her retirement in 2013.

Sandra passed away on Sunday 4 August 2019.

Her funeral was held on Monday 19 August 2019 at 11.45am at Rotherham Crematorium, and then to the Earl of Strafford in Hooton Roberts, Rotherham.