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Memorial Service for Professor William Whedbee Will Be held at Pomona College on February 14

A memorial service celebrating the life of Professor J. William (Bill) Whedbee, who died in his sleep at home on Thursday, January 22, will be held on Saturday, February 14, at 2 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music on the campus of Pomona College, at 150 East Fourth Street in Claremont. Dr. Whedbee, who was 65, was the Nancy M. Lyon Professor of Biblical History and Literature and of Religious Studies at Pomona College. A member of the Pomona faculty since 1966, Dr. Whedbee was a five-time winner of the College’s Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, who touched and transformed the lives of countless students, many of whom were inspired to follow in his footsteps. “Teaching was his love and joy,” says Zayn Kassam, a friend and chair of the Religious Studies Department.