Memorial services for Morris Greenhut, professor emeritus of English, Feb. 21

February 19, 1997
Contact: Bernie DeGroat bernied@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—Morris Greenhut, University of Michigan professor emeritus of English, died Feb. 12 at his home here. He was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Muehlig Funeral Chapel in Ann Arbor, with burial following at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Greenhut began his career in 1942 as an instructor of English at Michigan, where he also earned a doctorate that same year and a master’s degree in 1932. He became assistant professor in 1947, associate professor in 1953 and professor in 1964, before retiring in 1979.

His major fields of interest included literary criticism and modern literature, and he published essays on the critic George Henry Lewes. He also was well-known for his teaching, especially in the undergraduate Honors Program, and was a former Ford Foundation Fellow and member of the Modern Language Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Greenhut, who also had a bachelor’s degree from City College of Detroit (now Wayne State University), held a great love for drama and the theater.

He was born Aug. 22, 1908, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire family moved to Detroit.

He is survived by wife, Jacquelyne of Ann Arbor; son Christopher, daughter-in-law Darlene and grandson Nikolas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister Gloria Middledorf of Florence, Italy.

Contributions in Greenhut’s honor may be made to the U-M Alzheimer Disease Research Study, c/o Norman Foster, Department of Neurology, U-M Medical Center, 1920/0316 Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0316; or to the Hospice of Washtenaw, 806 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.