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In Memoriam: David Coats

May/June 2023 Issue

  David Coats, a longtime ATA member, died on April 18, 2023. David was the treasurer of the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association, an ATA chapter, which he helped found. He had worked as a freelance translator since 1986 and was ATA-certified (German>English). He specialized in medical, legal, and technical documents. David had also […]

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In Memoriam: Michèle Hansen

January/February 2022 Issue

By Larry Bogoslaw, deputy ATA Certification Committee chair, and Corinne McKay, ATA past president (2017–2019) We are sad to inform you of the passing of ATA Certification Committee Chair Michèle Hansen. Michèle, a devoted member for 33 years, died on December 5 after a short battle with cancer. Michèle spent her early life in Hinsdale, […]

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In Memoriam: S. Edmund Berger

May/June 2021 Issue

S. Edmund Berger Namesake of the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation (November 13, 1922–December 13, 2020) (The following is based on information provided by The Buffalo News and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.) S. Edmund Berger, a longtime ATA member and past recipient of the Association’s Alexander Gode […]

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In Memoriam: Peter Less

November/December 2019 Issue

1920–2019 (Special thanks to Tanya Gesse, who contributed to this piece.) Peter Less, who served as an interpreter at the Nuremberg trials, died October 9, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Peter was the recipient of ATA’s Alexander Gode Medal in 2006 for his pioneering service to the interpreting profession. A native of Germany, Peter fled […]

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Esther M. Navarro-Hall

January/February 2019 Issue

Excerpts of the following appeared on the website of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey ( Esther M. Navarro-Hall, praised for her contributions to the translation and interpreting professions, died November 2 in New Mexico. She had been an ATA member since 1993. Esther was an alumna and longtime adjunct professor in the […]

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In Memoriam

January/February 2018 Issue

Stephanie Tramdack Cash The following contains excerpts that appeared in the December 20 edition of the Cape May County Herald ( Stephanie Tramdack Cash, 66, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, died December 14, 2017. Stephanie began her professional career as a financial analyst with Delaware Investment Advisers in Philadelphia. She worked as a […]

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Gregory Rabassa

July/August 2016 Issue

Gregory Rabassa, ATA Gode Medalist and Legendary Translator March 9, 1922–June 13, 2016 (Note: The following is an excerpt from a piece published in The New York Times on June 14, 2016.) Gregory Rabassa, 94, esteemed translator of Latin American writers Julio Cortazar, Vargas Llosa, Jorge Amado, and Gabriel García Márquez, died on June 13, […]

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Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 1930-2015

January/February 2016 Issue

Portions of the following were published on the website of Binghamton University, State University of New York. Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 85, a distinguished service professor of comparative literature and a recipient of ATA’s Alexander Gode Medal, died on November 15, 2015. Marilyn was born in Fayette, Missouri, on April 2, 1930, to Merrill E. and […]

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In Memoriam: Ben Teague (1945-2009)

June 2009 Issue

Ben Teague, past ATA president, secretary, and director, died April 25, 2009.

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