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Volume 62, Number 28    April 3, 2015         

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In Memoriam

Allan Shocker
Marketing Lecturer Allan Shocker passed away due to congestive heart failure at the age of 76 on March 10. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1938, he earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining SF State in 1998, Shocker taught at a number of leading universities, including Cornell, the University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota. He retired from SF State in 2004

Shocker brightened the lives of friends and colleagues alike with his vibrant personality, booming voice and infectious enthusiasm for travel, theatre, classical music, good food and conversation. He was also known as a great mentor and colleague to many current and former Marketing faculty, who will miss him. During the 10 years he lived in San Mateo, Shocker was active in his retirement community, the Peninsula Regent, and participated in Thespians, Glee Club and a variety of lecture series.

He is survived by his sister, Susan L. Ammons, and her children, Laura Stewart (and spouse John) and Eric Ammons (and spouse Sandi) and their children. His family suggests donations be made to the charity of one's choice in lieu of flowers.

An informal memorial will be held on Monday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to noon in BUS 216 for colleagues to celebrate his life by recounting stories and sharing experiences about Allan. All are invited.


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