Volume 54, Number 16 December 4, 2006
In memoriam: James F. Schremp
James F. Schremp, professor emeritus of accounting, died Oct. 25 in Moraga. He was 86.
Schremp taught in the Department of Accounting from 1977 to 1988, serving as chair during the latter part of his career.
Prior to joining SF State, Schremp held a public accounting position with Main Lafrentz & Co. He served in the Navy for 27 years, retiring with the rank of captain in 1969.
Schremp held an undergraduate degree from the Naval Academy, master of business degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and Golden Gate University, and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.
He is survived by his wife Kerstin; daughter Christine; brother Fred; step-children Eric, Leila, and Leif; grandchildren Jeremy, Ari, Adrienne, Ian and Vassilisa; and other relatives. His first wife Betty died in 1973. Memorial gifts can be sent to Disabled American Veterans -- www.dav.org -- or Doctors Without Borders: www.doctorswithoutborders.org
In memoriam: Arthur Mejia Jr.
Arthur Mejia Jr., professor emeritus of history, died Nov. 16 at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with leukemia. He was 72.
Mejia, who taught at SF State from 1965 to 1996, focused on 20th century Europe, modern France and modern Great Britain. He taught classes and seminars on such subjects as modern European history, World War II and Winston Churchill. A longtime member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mejia also served as an officer and selection committee member of the honor society's SF State chapter during his tenure.
Mejia wrote and edited several texts on modern European history and the British monarchy, including "Edwardian Conservatism," written with J.A. Thompson and published in 1988. Mejia also served as a director of the California Historical Society, trustee of the Anglo-California Foundation, and a director of the Hearing Society for the Bay Area. At the time of his death, he was on the boards of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society and the city's branch of the English-Speaking Union.
Mejia earned a law degree in 1959 and doctorate in history in 1968, both from Stanford University. From 1962 to 1963, he studied as a Stanford Fellow in London, then taught Western civilization at Stanford from 1963 to 1965.
Mejia is survived by longtime companion Andre Matsuda of San Francisco; his aunt Ines Mejia Folger of San Francisco; and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Cathedral at 4 p.m. Jan. 16.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anglo-California Foundation, c/o Charles Stephenson, 235 Montgomery St., Suite 1035, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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