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W. Norton Grubb and Erica (Rikki) Grubb in Taipei with one of his favorite statues. Photo: courtesy Rikki Grubb

Update 3/30/15: The memorial service for W. Norton Grubb has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave.

W. Norton Grubb, the David Pierpont Gardner Professor in Higher Education, Emeritus at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, died Jan. 15, 2015 in Taipei. He was on vacation with his wife of 46 years, Rikki Grubb, when he died peacefully in his sleep. He had celebrated his 67th birthday while on the trip.

Grubb was a prolific scholar who taught at UC Berkeley for 25 years. He was also passionate about travel, hiking, and the performing arts. He delighted (and sometimes horrified) his family with culinary experiments. His vast collection of Marimekko shirts was perhaps the most visible extension of his colorful personality.

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