Deaths of former Hartford campus director,
other emeriti announced
March 30, 1998
Wilber R. Griswold of Hartford, a decorated U.S. Army veteran and former director of the University's Hartford campus, died March 22 at St. Francis Hospital.
A graduate of Trinity College, Griswold earned his master's degree and doctorate from UConn. He served on the faculty and was director of the Hartford campus for 31 years before he retired in 1980.
Griswold served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later served in the Army Reserves for 29 years. He was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Griswold was active in church all his life, as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, organist, superintendent, and president of the congregation. He leaves his wife, Hannah Camilla Andersen, and two daughters and sons-in-law.
Rockwood Q.P. "Rocky" Chin, of Marshfield, Mass., died February 18 at Braintree Hospital. Chin, who was born in Worcester, Mass., taught economics at Nankai University in China, taught English to military officers at the Foreign Language Institute, and served in Changhsha at the National Institute for Compilation and Translation, before returning to the United States. He also held jobs at the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Commerce Department in Washington, D.C. After teaching at several universities, he became a professor of economics and assistant dean of the graduate school at UConn. He retired in 1982. He is survived by a daughter, two sons and eight grandchildren.
Edgar P. Jayne, emeritus professor of allied health, died suddenly March 11. Jayne and his wife, Jacqueline Rule Jayne, have lived in Duluth, Ga., since 1986. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Interment will be in Kentucky.