Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 09:28:53 -0700 From: Jeff Bokor Subject: IN MEMORIAM Many of you interacted with Diog for many years, and I thought you would wish to receive this unhappy news. Please pass along to any former Lab Directors or anyone else who would wish to receive it. Jeff Bokor IN MEMORIAM Diogenes James Angelakos (Chicago, 1919 --- Berkeley, 1997) Diogenes Angelakos, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and former Director, Electronics Research Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley passed away peacefully in the company of his daughter Erica at around 10:30 am. on the morning of June 7th, 1997. Diogenes, or Diog as he was known affectionately, was an expert in the area of electromagnetic fields and waves, microwaves and wireless communications. He was a dedicated teacher, text book writer, beloved colleague and professor extra-ordinaire to his students. Perhaps he is best known for having been the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory for over 20 years. Diog was born in Chicago, matriculated from Notre Dame University and received his Ph. D. from Harvard. During his distinguished career he received many awards and honors including Berkeley's highest honor, the Berkeley Citation in 1990. Diog was a bundle of energy and good cheer, and his indomitable will helped him weather many trials in his life including the loss to cancer of his wife, Helen in 1982 and son, Demetri in 1979. He was also the second bombing victim of the infamous Unabomber in 1982. Even after ``retiring'' from the University in 1990, he continued a career of active involvement in University affairs, serving variously as Department Chairman, Electronics Research Laboratory Director, Ombudsman, and so on. He is best known for wandering the hallways with a ready smile and volunteering his ``joke du jour''. We mourn his passing and celebrate his life and all that he touched. In addition to his daughter Erica, he is survived by his brother Chris Angelakos and his sister Bessie Scholl of Luddington, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are as follows: visitors can attend a Trisagion and pay their last respects at the Greer Family Mortuary, 2694 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 on Tuesday June 10th at 7:00 pm. A Funeral service and mass will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Oakland on Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, visitors may send their contributions to the ``Demetri Angelakos Fund'', in care of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Room 231 Cory Hall, University of California, Berkeley. CA 94720-1770. The fund established in memory of Demetri Angelakos recognizes an outstanding graduate student each year for his scholastic and altruistic achievements in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley.